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: Sacred andProfane

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.
7.19 Toumemire
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)
8.00 Bruckner
Mass in E minor
8.42 Anon
Estampie (Robertsbridge Codex)
8.46 Anon
Thomas gemma; Cantuarie
8.50 Purcell
0 Lord, our govemor (Z141) Producer Antony Pitts


Presented By: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Simon Joly.
Unknown: Zelenka Miserere
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of Three

Pianist Joanna MacGregor looks ahead to the week on Three.


Pianist: Joanna MacGregor

: Brian Kay'sSunday Morning

Weber Overture: Euryanthe
9.13 Anon
Angelus ad virginem; There is no rose
9.20 Praetorius
Terpsichore (excerpts)
9.27 Liszt
Christmas Tree Suite
9.38 Elgar
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)
10.37 Rossini
Una voce poco fa (Barber of Seville)
10.43 Mozart Clarinet
Quintet in A (K581)
11.15 Schubert
Ballet Music No 2
11.24 Praetorius
In dulce jubilo
11.30 Bach
Prelude and Fugue in E flat (BWV 552) (St Anne)
11.53 Respighl
The Pines of Rome
Producer Piers Burton-Page Discs


Piano: Martin Roscoe

: MusicMatters

Presented by Ivan Hewett.
Repeated from yesterday 4.15pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.

: Christmas acrossthe World

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.
1.00 Greece
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.


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Directed By: Christodoulos Halaris
Soprano: Myrsini Katsinaraki.

: Belgium

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.


Unknown: Florian Heyerick

: Germany

From the church of Saarbriicken Castle, Advent and Christmas music by two Baroque German masters.
Bruhns Non komm der
Heiden Heiland
Schiitz The Christmas Story Saarbrucken Chamber
Ensemble La Fenice, conductor Georg Grun


Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Conductor: Georg Grun

: Russia

Chants of the Russian
Orthodox Church, dating from the period before Western influence. The Moscow
Orthodox Patriarchate
Choir, conducted by Anatoly Grindenko , sings 16th- and 17th-century music for
Vespers and the Liturgy, together with ancient chants from the Christmas services.


Conducted By: Anatoly Grindenko

: Slovenia

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.


Unknown: Gallus Hall
Directed By: Andraz Hauptman
Conductor: Marko Munih.

: Norway

Singer Kirsten Braathen , organist Eilert Heggeland and hardanger fiddle player Hallvard T Bjoergum perform traditional
Norwegian Christmas music from the Heddal Stave
Church, Oslo.
Christmas across the World continues at 9.00pm


Singer: Kirsten Braathen
Organist: Eilert Heggeland

: The SundayPlay: The MerryWives of Windsor

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


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Music By: Stephen Warbeck.
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Tracy Wiles.
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: David Timson
Horns: Roger Montgomery
Horns: Michael Gregory
Unknown: Dai Pritchard
Director: David Blount
Falstaff: Freddie Jones
Mistress Ford: Paula Wilcox
Mistress Page: Miriam Margolyes
Frank Ford: Clive Merrison
George Page: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mistress Quickly: Elizabeth Spriggs
Justice Shallow: David Collings
Abraham Slender: Peter Gunn
Sir Hugh Evans: Ioan Meredith
Doctor Caius: Nigel Anthony

: Christmas acrossthe World

The celebration resumes.
9.00 Hungary
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.


Conducted By: Janos Mezei
Conducted By: Tamas Bubno
Organist: Istvan Lantos
Unknown: Laszlo Dobszay
Unknown: 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


Directed By: David Morrow
Directed By: Norma Raybon.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: ChamberMusic or WastePaper?

"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


Flute: Richard Adeney
Oboe: Peter Graeme
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday

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