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Handel Concerto Grosso No 17, in G minor: ACADEMY OF
ST MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS conducted by NEVILLE MARRINER
7.21* Stradella Cantata per il Santissimo Natale (Christmas Cantata)
MONTREUX FESTIVAL CHOIR
SCHOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS conducted by AUGUST WENZINGER

Contributors

Conducted By: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Santissimo Natale
Conducted By: August Wenzinger
Lucifer: Alfredo Mariotti(bass)
Angel: Teresa Zylis-Gara(sop)
Shepherd: Eric Tappy(tenor)
Mary: Edith Mathis(sop)
Shepherdess: Caterina Alda(soprano)
Joseph: Paul Esswood(counter-Tenor)

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Part 2 Adam Overture: La poupee de Nuremberg
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by RICHARD BONYNGE
8.11* Mendelssohn Six Children's Pieces, Op 72 (Christmas Pieces)
DANIEL BARENBOIM (piano)
8.20* Brahms Two Songs, with viola obbligato, Op 91
HELEN WATTS (contralto) CECIL ARONOWITZ (viola)
GEOFFREY PARSONS (piano)
8.33* Rimsky-Korsakov Christmas Eve Suite
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET

Contributors

Conducted By: Richard Bonynge
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Contralto: Helen Watts
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Rimsky-Korsakov Christ
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

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Telemann
Cantata: Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht
PAUL ESSWOOD (counter-tenor) ALICE HARNONCOURT and WALTER PFEIFER (violins)
NIKOLAUS HARNONCOtRT (cello) HERBERT TACHEZI (organ)
9.23* Paris Quartet No 3, in G FRANS BRÜGGEN (flute) JAAF SCHRODER (violin) ANNER BYLSMA (Cello)
GUSTAV LEONHARDT (harpsichord) gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Alice Harnoncourt
Violins: Walter Pfeifer
Cello: Herbert Tachezi

: La Nativite du Seigneur

Nine meditations by Olivier Messtaen played by MICHAEL SMITH On the organ of Coventry Cathedral
La Vierge et l'Enfant: Les bergers; Desseins éternels: Le verbe: Les enfants de Dieu; Les anges; Jésus accepte la soulfrance: Les mages; Dieu parmi nous

Contributors

Unknown: Olivier Messtaen
Played By: Michael Smith

: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven

played by ALAN CUCKSTON on an 1800 Broadwood piano, recorded in the Music Room at Farnley Hall, Otley, Leeds
Haydn Variations in F minor (H XVII 6)
Mozart Variations on a Minuet by Duport (k 573)
Beethoven Sonata in c minor. Op 13 (Pathetique) BBC Manchester

Contributors

Played By: Alan Cuckston

: Academy of the BBC

concert-master PETER MOUNTAIN conducted by MEREDITH DAVIES with THOMAS IGLOI (cello) Part 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3, in G (BWV 1048)
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo theme

Contributors

Conducted By: Meredith Davies
Cello: Thomas Igloi

: pm In Short

A series of short talks with long thoughts behind them.
Andrew Timothy , BBC Radio's former Assistant Head of Presentation. faces Christmas and its music.

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Timothy

: Academy of the BBC

Part 2 Schubert
Symphony No 5, in B flat
BBC Bristol

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: Concert Hall

A weekly series given by artists of the younger generation Ronald Murdoch (tenor) John Tunnell (violin)
Charles Tunnell (cello)
Roger Vignoles (harpsichord) direct from the Concert Hall,
Broadcasting House, London
Clerambault 0 mysterium ineffabile
Rameau Cantata: Diane et Action
Vivaldi Cantata: Piango, gemo, sospiro
Dowland Come again! Sweet love doth now invite: Say, love, if ever thou didst find Ford Fair, sweet, cruel
Dowland Sleep, wayward thoughts; I saw my lady weep Campian When to her lute Corinna sings
Jones Now what is love? Richard Rodney
Bennett Tom o'Bedlam's Song
(Given before an Invited audience. Applications for tickets to. Ticket Unit. BBC. Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW)

Contributors

Tenor: Ronald Murdoch
Violin: John Tunnell
Cello: Charles Tunnell
Harpsichord: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Bennett Tom

: In Repertory

' Conducting Janacek's Katva Kabanova , one of the master-pieces of 20th-century opera, has been one of the most deeply satisfying experiences of my career,' says David Lloyd-Jones .
He includes an excerpt from this opera, together with excerpts from Tosca, War and Peace, Lakme and Hansel and Gtetel. gramophone records
(David Lloyd-Jones conducts Hansel and Gretel, a simultaneous broadcast with BBC2; Boxing Day 6.30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Katva Kabanova
Unknown: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: David Lloyd-Jones

: Music for Wind Band

played by the CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA conducted by NORMAN DEL MAR Part 1
Mozart Serenade in * flat (k 361)
1.53* Sehoenberg Theme and Variations, Op 43a

Contributors

Conducted By: Norman Del

: Words....

John Ziman , Professor of Physics at the University of Bristol. reflects on some of the things we say and write.

Contributors

Unknown: John Ziman

: Music for Wind Band

Part 2
Strauss Symphony: Frohliche Werkstatt
BBC Birmingham

: Choral Evensong

from Worcester Cathedral
Introit: Behold, I come quickly (Hunt)
Versicles and Responses (Hunt) Psalms 108, 109 (Atkins, Stainer. Ley)
Lessons: Isaiah 32, w 1-8; John 13. w 1-17
Canticles (Howells, Worcester Service)
Anthem: Vox dicentis (E. W. Naylor)
Choir directed by DONALD HUNT Organist PAUL TREPTY BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Directed By: Donald Hunt
Organist: Paul Trepty

: Homeward Bound

A two-part sequence of music for the early evening

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: Homeward Bound

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: Lifelines

Language and Communication
S.30 Punti di vista
The second of three holiday and revision programmes, based on interviews recorded in Italy.
2: In giro per Firenze
Introduced by SILVIA STEWART and ALDO BEVACQUA
Script by MARIA LAURA FRANCIOSI Producer ANN GODDARD
(Rptd: next Wednesday R3)
7.0 Sur le vif
Spicial-Vacances (2)
Le deuxieme de trois programmes de revision avec ANNE-MARIE PELLETIER et GILLES DATTAS
Script par ANNE GRUNEBERG (Rptd: next Wednesday R3)
(Regular programmes of Punti di vista and Sur le vif return on 12 January)

Contributors

Introduced By: Silvia Stewart
Script By: Maria Laura Franciosi
Producer: Ann Goddard
Unknown: Anne-Marie Pelletier

: Weber Commemorative Concert

LILIAN WATSON (soprano)
ALFREDA HODGSON (contralto) JOHN ELWES (tenor) MALCOLM KING (baSS)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA led by MAURICE BRETT conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD Weber Overture: Euryanthe
Mass in E flat major (Frelschiitzmesse)
(Weber's Oberon: Christmas Sunday 2.0 pm)

Contributors

Soprano: Lilian Watson
Contralto: Alfreda Hodgson
Tenor: John Elwes
Unknown: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard

: The Arts Worldwide

A weekly news bulletin of events in the arts abroad.

: Dvorak's Chamber Music

Eleventh of 12 programmes
String Quartet in E flat, Op 51 String Quartet in A flat, Op 105 played by the GABRIELI STRING QUARTET Kenneth Sillito (violin)
Brendan O'Reilly (violin) Ian Jewel (viola)
Keith Harvey (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Kenneth Sillito
Violin: Brendan O'Reilly
Cello: Keith Harvey

: The Horseman

Jeremy Parsons sketches in the background to the opera by the Finnish composer Aulis Sallinen which is to be broadcast tomorrow at 1.40 pm.

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Parsons
Unknown: Aulis Sallinen

: An Evening Chez Rossini

Songs and piano music with NORMA BURROWES (soprano)
PATRlCIA KERN (mezzo-soprano) PHILIP LANGRIDGE (tenor) THOMAS ALLEN (baritone) RAYMOND LEPPARD (piano) MALCOLM BINNS (piano)
Introduced by JULIAN BUDDEN

Contributors

Soprano: Norma Burrowes
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Malcolm Binns
Introduced By: Julian Budden

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