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: Your Christmas Choice

MareAntolne Charpentier Trois Noels. (Messe de Minuit) LA GRANDE ECURIE ET LA CHAMBRE DO ROT conducted by JEAN-CLAUDE MALGOIRZ
7.11* Gounod Jesus of Nazareth (mono) POL PLANÇON (bass) with piano
7.15*Bach,arrBarbirolU Sheep may safely graze EVELYN ROTHWELL (Oboe) HALLEORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR JOHN BARBIROLL1
7.21* Liszt Christmas Tree Suite (excerpts) RHONDDA GILLESPIE (piano)
7.29* Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony: PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA, conducted by BARRY ROSE
8.0 News
8.5 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols: HERVEY ALAN (bass-bar), CHOIR OF KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR DAVID WILLCOCKS
8.16* Leopold Mozart A Musical Sleighrlde EDUARD MELKUS ENSEMBLE
8.39* Humperdinck Dream Pantomime (Hansel and Gretel): SOLOISTS VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR GEORG SOLTI : records


Conducted By: Jean-Claude Malgoirz
Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell
Conducted By: Sir John Barbiroll1
Conducted By: Barry Rose
Bass-Bar: Hervey Alan
Conducted By: Sir David Willcocks
Conducted By: Leopold Mozart
Unknown: Sleighrlde Eduard Melkus
Conducted By: Sir Georg Solti

: News

: This Week's Composer

Debussy Prélude a I'après-midi d'un faune NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, conducted by PIERRE BOULEZ Trois Ballades de Villon DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU PARISORCHESTRA, conducted by DANIEL BARENBOIM String Quartet: LASALLE STRING QUARTET: records


Conducted By: Pierre Boulez
Conducted By: Daniel Barenboim

: Simon Preston

(organ of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford) Mozart Fantasia in r minor (K 608) Franck Cantabile Liszt Prelude and Fugue on BACH DurufléVToccata.


Unknown: Mozart Fantasia

: Ives' Quartet No 2


: Andras Schiff

(piano) plays Bach
Toccataincminor(bwv 911); 15 two-part
Inventions; Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue

: Midday Concert

direct from the Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, led by TREVOR WILLIAMS , conducted by James Lockhart
John Fletcher (tuba)
Heather Corbett (marimba) MacCunn Overture: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto
Arnold Scottish Dances


Unknown: Trevor Williams
Conducted By: James Lockhart
Conducted By: John Fletcher
Unknown: Heather Corbett

: News

1.5 Interlude

: Midday Concert

Part 2
Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever
Creston Concertino for marimba and orchestra Copland Suite: Billy the Kid. BBC Scotland

: Music Weekly

: The Songs of Mussorgsky

Years of Youth (2)
Otchevo, skazhi (Tell me why, dear heart); Chto vam slova lyubvi? (What are words of love to you?); Duyut vetri, vetrl buymiye (The wild winds blow); No esli bi s toboyu ya vstretit'sya mogla
(If only I could meet you again); Malyutka: Akh, zachem tvoy glazki poroyu? (Dear one, why are your eyes sometimes cold?); Pesn' startsa:
Stanu skromno u poroga (Old man's song); Tsar' Saul (King Saul)
YEVGENY NESTERENKO (bass) YEVGENY SHENDEROVICH (pno) (Soviet Radio recording)


Unknown: Mikhail Krutikov

: Brahms

Sextet in B flat, Op 18
Radio Recording)

: Choral Evensong

from Norwich Cathedral
Carol: People, look East (Besancon, arr Nicholas) Versicles and Responses:
Psalms 110, 111, 112 and 113 (Smart, Hopkins,
Henley and G. J. Elvey ) Lessons: Isaiah 26, vv
1-13; Philippians 4. w 4-9 Office Hymn: Creator of the starry height (A&MR 45) Canticles: St Paul 's Service (Howells)
Anthem: Rorate Coell (Palestrina)
Hymn: Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes (A&MR 53)
Organ Voluntary: Les
EnfantsdeDieu (Messiaen) Organist and Master of the Choristers MICHAEL NICHOLAS. Assistant organist MALCOLM ARCHER


Unknown: G. J. Elvey
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Michael Nicholas.
Organist: Malcolm Archer

: News

: Bach, Beethoven and Chopin

MIKLOS PERENYI (cello) LORAND szucs (piano) Bach Sonata in D (BWV 1028)
Beethoven Variations on Bei Mannern
Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante in c, Op 3 (Hungarian Radio recording) (Repeal)


Cello: Miklos Perenyi
Piano: Bach Sonata

: Trio Cannello

Douglas Boyd and Mark Pledger (oboes) Sarah-Jane Measures (oboe and cor anglais) Boismortier Sonata in B minor, Op 7 No 2
Beethoven Variations on Mozart's La ci darem


Unknown: Douglas Boyd
Oboes: Mark Pledger
Unknown: Boismortier Sonata

: Purcell at the Playhouse

Third of four programmes presented by Roger Savage Sacred Rites: Invocations, sacrifices epiphanies, gods in cloud machines, devils through trap-doors. with Anna Barry, Nigel Anthony and Clive Swift gramophone records

: Medium and Message

News from the South unesco is enjoined by its constitution ' to promote the free flow of deas by word and image ' a delicate endeavour in the world where information is a valuable political commodity.
Rosemary Righter , of The Sunday Times, reports on a debate about news exchange between the West and the Third World which has smouldered for over ten years and which now threatens American funding for UNESCO.


Unknown: Rosemary Righter
Producer: Thomas Sutcliffe

: Hindemith conducting the New York Philharmonic

Second of two concerts from the last year of his life
Weber Overture: Euryanthe
Hindemith Organ Concerto (commissioned for the occasion) ANTON HEILLER


Unknown: Anton Heiller

: * Concert

Part 2 Reger
Variations and Fugue on a merry theme by J. A. Hiller (Voice of America recording)


Unknown: J. A. Hiller

: Brothers

John Bott reads a short story by the Chinese writer LU HSUN (18811936), translated by WILLIAM a. LYELL JR. Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT


Unknown: John Bott
Translated By: William A. Lyell
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Bach's Magnificat in E flat

(Christmas version)
(bwv 243a) performed at Christ Church
Cathedral, Oxford
EMMA KIRKBY (soprano)
(Part of a public concert given in December 1979)
BBC Birmingham


Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Tenor: Paul Elliott
Conducted By: Simon Preston

: A Century of Wodehouse

Owen Dudley Edwards , Reader in History at
Edinburgh University, considers the genius of P G. Wodehouse and examines the reasons for the writer's ' canonisation


Reader: Owen Dudley Edwards
Unknown: G. Wodehouse

: News

: A Christmas Nocturne

Laszlo Lajtha Nuit de neige (poem by Maupassant) (Nocturnes, Op 34)
LIVIA ANTAL (soprano) with ENSEMBLE: record


Unknown: Laszlo Lajtha Nuit
Soprano: Livia Antal

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