Presented by Paul Guinery , and beginning with a sequence of Christmas music from the Russian
Orthodox liturgy sung by the BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly.
Third Sunday in Advent (L'Orgue mystique)
7.36 Purcell Thy way, 0 God, is holy (Z60)
7.43 Zelenka Miserere in C minor (ZWV 57)
Mass in E minor
Estampie (Robertsbridge Codex)
Thomas gemma; Cantuarie
0 Lord, our govemor (Z141) Producer Antony Pitts
Weber Overture: Euryanthe
Angelus ad virginem; There is no rose
Christmas Tree Suite
The Wand of Youth: Suite
10.05 Pascha Prosae pastorales (excerpts)
10.15 Composer of the Week:
Zelenka Capriccio No 2 in G (ZWV 183)
10.28 Artist of the Week:
Martin Roscoe (piano) Schubert
Andante (D604); Scherzo and Trio (D570)
Una voce poco fa (Barber of Seville)
10.43 Mozart Clarinet
Quintet in A (K581)
Ballet Music No 2
In dulce jubilo
Prelude and Fugue in E flat (BWV 552) (St Anne)
The Pines of Rome
Producer Piers Burton-Page Discs
Anthony Burton introduces a celebration of Christmas organised by the European Broadcasting Union, presenting concerts from eight countries and a thousand years of Christmas music.
Music for the Christmas feast in the language of the Gospels performed in the National Theatre in Athens.
Featuring Byzantine religious and secular songs performed by the Choir of the Pavlos Fortomas Church and an ensemble directed by Christodoulos Halaris , together with regional music sung by soprano Myrsini Katsinaraki.
Florian Heyerick directs the Ex Tempore Choir, the BRTN Radio Chorus and the Mercure Galant Orchestra in two pieces by the 18th-century Belgian composer
Gossec: Suite de Noels and the oratorio La Nature.
From the church of Saarbriicken Castle, Advent and Christmas music by two Baroque German masters.
Bruhns Non komm der
Schiitz The Christmas Story Saarbrucken Chamber
Ensemble La Fenice, conductor Georg Grun
Chants of the Russian
Orthodox Church, dating from the period before Western influence. The Moscow
Choir, conducted by Anatoly Grindenko , sings 16th- and 17th-century music for
Vespers and the Liturgy, together with ancient chants from the Christmas services.
From the Gallus Hall , Ljubljana, traditional
Christmas music from several parts of the country, with the Ave
Chamber Chorus directed by Andraz Hauptman and the Slovenian Radio
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Marko Munih.
Singer Kirsten Braathen , organist Eilert Heggeland and hardanger fiddle player Hallvard T Bjoergum perform traditional
Norwegian Christmas music from the Heddal Stave
Christmas across the World continues at 9.00pm
By William Shakespeare , with music by Stephen Warbeck.
The randy Falstaff is in hot pursuit of a brace of Windsor wives in this lively comedy of suburban lust.
With John Hartley , Tracy Wiles. Roger May. Andrew Branch , Stephen Critchlow , Jonathan Keeble , David Timson
Members of the Finchley Children's Music Group Dave Laurence and Roger Montgomery (horns)
Michael Gregory (percussion)
Dai Pritchard (bombarde/clarinets) Director David Blount
Sir Hugh Evans:
The celebration resumes.
From the Matthias Church in Budapest, the Schola
Cantorum and the Weiner-
Szasz Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Janos Mezei and Tamas Bubno , are joined by organist Istvan Lantos in a performance of Hungarian music for Christmas, ranging from medieval chant to Liszt organ music, plus works by 20th-century composers Laszlo Dobszay and Andras Soos.
The final destination of today's broadcast features spirituals and other
American Christmas songs performed by glee clubs from Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta, Georgia, directed by David Morrow and Norma Raybon. Christmas across the World producer Lindsay Kemp
"I'm working on something that will probably be either chamber music or waste paper," wrote Holst of his Terzetto. A chance to make up your own mind.
Richard Adeney (flute) Peter Graeme (oboe) Cecil Aronowitz (viola) See also Tuesday 2.25pm
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