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: Sacred andProfane

Presented by Paul Guinery.
7.02 Warlock Adam lay ybounden
7.04 Naylor Vox dicentis: Clama
7.14 Paul and Ruth Menz
E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come
7.17 Elgar, arr Chambers Light out of Darkness (Lux Christi)
7.25 Purcell Behold, I bring you glad tidings (Z2)
7.38 Tournemire Christmas
Day (L 'Orgue mystique, Op 55)
8.00 Saint-Saens
Christmas Oratorio
8.37 Hoist Chrissemas Day in the Morning
8.40 Appleby Magnificat


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Presented By: Warlock Adam
Unknown: Naylor Vox
Unknown: Ruth Menz

: Choice of Three

Jeremy Nicholas previews Christmas week on Three.
See also Christmas Day 10.45pm


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Brian Kay'sSunday Morning

Mackenzie Overture: The
Cricket on the Hearth
9.15 Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens Tarantelle in A minor, Op 6
9.21 Artist of the Week:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Handel Rejoice Greatly (Messiah)
9.26 Hoist Jupiter (The Planets)
9.34 Quilter Suite: Where the Rainbow Ends
9.50 Anon A Virgin Unspotted
9.58 Heinichen Concerto a 8 in 10.05 Puccini La Bohème
10.20 Locke Suite for 4 viols
10.30 Howells Sing
Lullaby; A Spotless Rose
10.38 Bizet L'Arlesienne:
Suite No 2
10.55 Schubert Impromptu in B flat (D935 No 3)
11.08 Manfredinl Concerto
Grosso in C, Op 3 No 12 (Christmas Concerto)
11.25 Jollvet Pastorales de
11.37 Berlioz Reverie et
11.45 Bach Christmas
Oratorio (BWV 248) (Part 1) Discs


Unknown: Saint-Saens Tarantelle
Unknown: Locke Suite

: MusicMatters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest IsleSongbook

Party Poopers lain Bumside comes up with some songs to put you in the party mood.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Fairest Isle

In Ruhleben Camp
During the First World War, many composers were among those interned on Berlin's Ruhleben racecourse. Lewis Foreman tells their story and introduces some of the music they wrote while imprisoned.
Producer Antony Sellors


Unknown: Lewis Foreman
Producer: Antony Sellors

: WinterDaydreams

BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra/Martyn Brabbins Tchaikovsky Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams) Rpt

: Spirit of theAge

The modern city hardly knows darkness in its purity, the effect of a solitary distant light.
Christopher Page wanders out into the medieval night. Producer Kate Bolton


Producer: Kate Bolton

: AmsterdamMahler Festival

Introduced by Humphrey Burton. All the songs in this programme are settings of poems from Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
Thomas Hampson (baritone) Wolfgang Rieger (piano) Ablosing in Sommer; Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen; Lob des hohen
Verstandes; Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt;
Rheinlegendchen; Trost im Ungluck; Aus! Aus!; Starke Einbildungskraft; Scheiden und Meiden; Nicht
Wiedersehen!; Der
Schildwache Nachtlied;
Zu Strassburg auf der
Schanz; Revelge; Lied des
Verfolgten im Turm; Der Tambourg'sell; Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen:
Das irdische Leben; Das himmlische Leben: Urlicht Next programme Boxing Day


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton.
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Wolfgang Rieger
Unknown: Des Antonius
Unknown: Zu Strassburg

: The SundayFeature: Dido's Fate

Remember Me, but Ah!
Forget My Fate
Since its first performance in the 1680s (itself a mystery and a source of contention), Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas has enjoyed waves of popularity. It is now prone to stagings ranging from those with Ur-baroque hand gestures to up-to-the-minute productions complete with hallucinogenic drugs and mobile phones. In this documentary, Gwen Hughes explores the opera's 300-year history, with contributions from historians, producers and performers.
Producer Gwen Hughes


Unknown: Gwen Hughes
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Philip Fowke

Pinto Grand Sonata in C minor
Ireland Sonata
Rubbra Eight Preludes, Op 131
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: The Sunday Play: The Tragical History of Dr Faustus

By Christopher Marlowe.
A version of Marlowe's play by Sue Wilson. The year is 1537 and an inquiry is in progress into the events which led up to the horrifying death of Dr Faustus and the rumours of his pact with the Devil. Anthea Gomez's score creates a different vision of the hell which Mephostophiles can conjure.
Music by Anthea Gomez performed by the composer and Tim New (Rpt)


Author: Christopher Marlowe.
Adapted by: Sue Wilson
Music composed and performed by: Anthea Gomez
Music performed by: Tim New
Director: Sue Wilson
Dr Faustus: Stephen Moore
Mephostophiles: Philip Voss
Robin, the clown: Barrie Rutter
Old man: Maurice Denham
Lucifer: John Hollis
Bad Angel: Michael Tudor Barnes
Good Angel: Teresa Gallagher
Wagner/Wrath/Sir Rudolf: David Thorpe
The Emperor/Covertness/Ralph: Lawrence Evans
Valdes/Vintner/Pride: John Webb
Beelzebub/Gluttony: Jill Graham
She-Devil Wife/Lechery: Liza Sadovy
Comelius/Scholar: David Monico
Advocate: Keith Drinkel
Pope/Sloth/Scholar: John Fleming
Envy: Lorna Laidlaw
Horse Courser/Scholar: John Baddeley
Archbishop/Scholar: John Evitts

: Choir Works

On the night of the Nativity, Brian Wright introduces
Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in a recent BBC recording from Winchester Cathedral and brings the season of Advent to a close with Marc-Antoine
Charpentier's setting of the seven "0" antiphons. Monteverdi Vespers
Catherine Bott (soprano) Sarah Fryer (alto)
Peter Butterfield ,
Neil Mackenzie and William
Kendall (tenors)
Geoffrey Davidson and Richard Bourne (basses) BBC Singers
Florilegium Ensemble
His Majesties Sagbutts and Cometts/David
Hill Charpentier "0" Antiphons for Advent
Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie Producer Antony Pitts


Introduces: Brian Wright
Unknown: Monteverdi Vespers
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Sarah Fryer
Unknown: Peter Butterfield
Unknown: Neil MacKenzie
Tenors: Geoffrey Davidson
Basses: Richard Bourne
Unknown: Hill Charpentier
Director: William Christie
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday

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