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: Sacred and Profane

Introduced by Paul Guinery. Including at approximately
7.02 and 7.25 Christmas music by Michael Praetorius Westminster Cathedral Choir
Parley of Instruments, conductor David Hill
7.35 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor
8.15 Haydn
Creation Mass
Susan Chilcott (soprano) Christine Cairns (mezzo) Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Michael George (bass) BBC Welsh Chorus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Neville Marriner Producer Piers Burton-Page


Introduced By: Paul Guinery.
Music By: Michael Praetorius
Conductor: David Hill
Soprano: Susan Chilcott
Soprano: Christine Cairns
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Bass: Michael George

: An Advent Calendar

introduced by Hugh Keyte. Cantamus Girls' Choir, conductor Pamela Cook
Trad 0 Mary and the baby, sweet lamb!
Trad, arr Pettman Sing Lullaby!


Introduced By: Hugh Keyte.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Coates London Suite
RLPO/Charles Groves
9.27 Artist of the Week:
English Chamber Orchestra Flnzi Intrada; Rhapsody (Dies natalis)
Wilfred Brown (tenor) conductor Christopher Finzi
9.41 Khachaturlan Allegro vivace (Flute Concerto) Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) ORTF/Jean Martinon
9.51 Balaklrev Russia
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Yevgeny Svetlanov
10.10 Beethoven
Fantasia in C, Op 80 Melvyn Tan (fortepiano) London Classical
Players/Roger Norrington
10.30 Composer of the Week: Elliott Carter Elegy Los Angeles CO/ Gerard Schwarz
10.35 Debussy Jeux Cleveland Orchestra/ Lorin Maazel
10.52 Hildegard of Bingen Ave Generosa
Margaret Philpot (contralto)
10.57 Bach Concerto in C for Three Harpsichords (BWV1064)
Raymond Leppard, Andrew Davis and Philip Ledger (harpsichords)
English Chamber Orchestra
11.18 Elliott Carter Heart not so heavy as mine Gregg Smith Singers, conductor Gregg Smith
11.23 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams)
Oslo PO/Mariss Jansons Producer Edward Blakeman Discs


Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Conductor: Christopher Finzi
Conductor: Khachaturlan Allegro
Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal

: Music Matters

with Ivan Hewett.


Unknown: Ivan Hewett.

: News

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Patricia McMahon (soprano) Henry Herford (baritone) Paisley Abbey Choir
Rossini Overture: La
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Dellus Sleigh Ride conductor Takuo Yuasa Flnzi In Terra Pax conductor George McPhee
Rimsky-Korsakov Polonaise (Christmas Eve); Suite: The Snow Maiden conductor Takuo Yuasa


Piano: Kathryn Stott
Soprano: Patricia McMahon
Baritone: Henry Herford
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Conductor: George McPhee
Conductor: Rimsky-Korsakov Polonaise
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

: Songs of Life and Love

First of four programmes featuring the music of Luigi Nono.
Ha venido, Canciones para
Silvia Barbara Miller (soprano) Sopranos of the Stuttgart Schola Cantorum, conductor Clytus Gottwald Liebeslied
Vienna Youth Choir
Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado Producer David Gallagher
(Nono's Prometeo tomorrow 7.30pm)


Soprano: Silvia Barbara Miller
Producer: David Gallagher

: Young Artists' Forum

Joanna MacGregor presents more performances by young artists from the National Portrait Gallery. Lucy Wakeford (harp):
Caplet Divertissement la française
Britten Suite , Op 83
The Musicke Companye: Purcell Oh, the sweet delights of love
Blow Ah Heav'n, what is't I hear
Purcell If music be the food of love
Marcello L'usignole che il suo duolo
Handel Sono liete, fortunate Nicola Loud (violin)
Graham Caskie (piano):
Mozart Sonata in F (K376) Ysaye Violin Sonata No 3 (Ballade)
Producer Nigel Wilkinson
(Recital presented in association with the Sunday Times)


Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Harp: Lucy Wakeford
Unknown: Britten Suite
Unknown: Handel Sono
Piano: Graham Caskie
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

conductor Hugh Wolff Ravel Le tombeau de
Barber Adagio for strings Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: Barber Adagio

: Making Waves

Barrie Rutter , founder of the Northern Broadsides theatrical company, joins Joe Farrell to discuss his Indian tour of The Merry Wives. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Barrie Rutter
Unknown: Joe Farrell
Producer: Tim Dee

: Mahler and Strauss

Mahler Piano Quartet Movement in A minor
Strauss Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 13

: Sunday Play: The Gigli Concert

Since it was first produced in Dublin in 1983, Tom Murphy 's play has gained an almost legendary status. A despairing Irish millionaire meets a hapless English dilettante and together they explore the infinite possibilities of the human soul.
Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Tom Murphy
JPWKing: Peter McEnery
Irish man: Tony Doyle
Mona: Noelle Brown

: Music in Our Time

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Christopher Fox presents the first of three concerts from this year's festival.
This week, the UK debut of the Bang on a Can All-Stars from New York, playing music by (among others) Evan Ziporyn and Philip Glass. Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Christopher Fox
Unknown: Evan Ziporyn
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Choir Works

Presented by George Guest. A French
Noel George Guest talks to
Richard Langham Smith about the French Noel and introduces seasonal music from over three centuries.
Saint-Sains Oratorio de
Dresden Kreuzchor
Dresden Philharmonic, conductor Martin Flamig
Charpentier Noëls sur les instruments
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
Pierne Les enfants a Bethleem
Radio France Children's
Choir and PO/Michel Lasserre de Rozel
Producer Tim Thorne. Discs


Presented By: George Guest.
Talks: Noel George Guest
Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Conductor: Martin Flamig
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Pierne Les

: News

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