Capturing Twilight

Capturing Twilight marks the start of Winter on Radio 3

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In the week leading up to the clocks moving back and the start of the Winter months, BBC Radio 3 explores the special bewitching time between night and day with Capturing Twilight

Welcome to a week-long season of special programming across the station’s schedule from Sunday 24 to Sunday 31 October, on the theme of Capturing Twilight.

Highlights include:

Sleep scientist Professor Matthew Walker discussing the ‘global sleep crisis’ and selecting restful musical repertoire (Private Passions, Sunday 31 October)

Writer Andrew Martin explores the “lost hours” — daily rituals that have been mostly abandoned as not suitable to the modern lifestyle (The Essay, from Monday 25th October)

The Tallis Scholars conducted by Peter Philips present moments of musical reflection throughout the day, inspired by the monastic tradition, from 1am on Sunday morning (Music for the Hours, Sunday 31 October)

New, twilight-inspired short commissions performed by BBC Concert Orchestra members (Breakfast, from Monday 25 October)

Authors, musicians, painters, performers and thinkers past and present discussing night-time creativity (Sunday Feature, Sunday 31 October)

In Tune is live from Market Place Theatre in Armagh, where Sean Rafferty introduces performances from local musicians and discovers different types of twilight at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (In Tune, Monday 25 October)

Print-maker Norman Ackroyd painting the Suffolk coast from a boat at sunrise and poet Nancy Campbell responding in verse to his journey (Between The Ears: Capturing Light, Sunday 24 October)

Twilight-infused music selections, mixing classical repertoire and beyond, accompanied online by galleries of listeners’ images (In Tune Mixtape, from Mon 25 October).

The press release doesn’t state, but we assume most, if not all, of this will also be accessible via BBC Sounds. Enjoy the relaxation!