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In video: Sneak preview of A Symphony for Yorkshire


A Symphony for Yorkshire is a new and unique piece of music commissioned by the BBC which will be broadcast on Yorkshire Day, the first of August.

The four movements have been composed by Benjamin Till and the lyrics were written by Doreen Brigham, a 98-year-old great-grandmother from Harrogate.

Dozens of musicians from East Yorkshire took part in the project, and the film made to accompany the symphony features locations including the Humber Bridge and Spurn Point.

The complete symphony will be broadcast on BBC Radio Humberside on August 1 from 11 am. BBC Look North broadcasts one of the four movements from the symphony each night from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 August.

The full symphony will also be available online from 11:15 am on August 1.

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