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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Gregorian chant Alleluia; Venite ad Me Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
7.02 Howells Psalm Preludes, Set 1 No 2
Stephen Cleobury (organ)
7.13 Tchaikovsky Album for the Young, Op 39
Olli Mustonen (piano)
7.39 Bach Church Cantatas: Cantata
61: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Seppi Kronwitter (soprano),
Kurt Equiluz (tenor), Ruud van der Meer (bass), Tolzer Knabenchor , Vienna Concentus Musicus , director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8.05 G le Roy 0 Oriens
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
8.10 Tallis Missa Salve Intemerata
Canterbury Cathedral Choir
8.34 Hotinet 0 Rex Gentium
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Soprano: Seppi Kronwitter
Soprano: Kurt Equiluz
Tenor: Ruud van Der Meer
Bass: Tolzer Knabenchor
Bass: Vienna Concentus Musicus
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Bo Holten
Producer: Antony Pitts

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Malcolm Bruno.
Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir, conductor Sue Hollingworth
John Gardner When Christ Was Bom of Mary Free
Anon Verbum Caro Factum Est
English trad I Saw Three Ships Next programme tomorrow 8.50am


Introduced By: Malcolm Bruno.
Conductor: Sue Hollingworth
Conductor: John Gardner

: Choice of 3

Sandy Burnett and his guest preview the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Mendelssohn Overture: Fair Melusina
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.19 Elgar Serenade for Strings Sinfonia of London, conductor John Barbirolli
9.32 Eduard Strauss Carmen
Quadrille, Op 134
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.38 Busoni Chamber Fantasy on "Carmen"
Philip Fowke (piano)
9.47 Rossini Introduction,
Theme and Variations in B flat
Charles Neidich (clarinet),
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
10.08 Composer of the Week:
Chausson Symphony in B flat (Finale) Philharmonia, conductor Francesco d'Avalos
10.28 Tchaikovsky Overture: 1812 University of Minnesota Brass Band, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
10.44 Howells Three Carol Anthems
Finzi Singers, conductor Paul Spicer
10.54 Handel Concerto Grosso in D,
Op 3 No 6
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
11.02 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Alfred Brendel
11.19 Rodrigo Zarabanda Lejana y Villancico
LSO, conductor Enrique Batiz
11.30 Artist of the Week
Paul Steinitz (conductor)
Bach Ich Bitt ', 0 Herr, aus Herzens
Grund (Cantata No 18)
London Bach Society Choir, Steinitz Bach Players
11.35 Respighi The Adoration of the Magi (Three Botticelli Pictures) Prague Chamber Orchestra, conductor Per Skvor
11.44 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Pinchas Zukerman ,
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Eduard Strauss Carmen
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Philip Fowke
Clarinet: Charles Neidich
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Paul Spicer
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Rodrigo Zarabanda Lejana
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Conductor: Paul Steinitz
Conductor: Bach Ich Bitt
Unknown: Steinitz Bach
Unknown: Pinchas Zukerman
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Music Matters

Weekly magazine programme in which Ivan Hewett and guests explore current issues in the world of music. Today, a celebration of the Christmas pantomime.
Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: The Liquid Companion

The fifth of six programmes that lift the lid on the world of drink. Andrew
Jefford takes a trip down the River Douro to find out how little has changed since the time when wines were fortified to help them travel.

: The Sunday Concert

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Martin Roscoe (piano)
Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 10


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Spirit of the Age

The first in a series of programmes on English music of the 17th century. Lynn Hulse and George Pratt look at the circle of composers who enjoyed the patronage of the Cavalier nobleman William Cavendish. Amongst others, Cavendish supported John Wilbye , John Dowland , William and Henry Lawes , Maurice Webster and Christopher Simpson. Producer Kate Bolton
See also Thursday 10.00pm


Unknown: Lynn Hulse
Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: William Cavendish.
Unknown: John Wilbye
Unknown: John Dowland
Unknown: Henry Lawes
Unknown: Maurice Webster
Unknown: Christopher Simpson.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Service for Advent with Carols

From the Chapel of St John's College, Cambridge.
Rorate Coeli (Byrd)
Hymn: Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending
Adam Lay Ybounden (Ord)
First Lesson: Ezekiel 36, w22-28 Out of Your Sleep Arise and Wake (Milner)
Second Lesson: Luke 12, w35-40
Es 1st ein Reis Entsprungen (Berg) Virga Jesse (Bruckner)
Third Lesson: Isaiah 9, wl-7
Come Ye, and Let Us Go Up (Naylor) Fourth Lesson: Luke 4, wl4-21 Hymn: Thy Kingdom Come!
The Holly and the Ivy (arr Britten) Fifth Lesson: Isaiah, 35 w3-10
This Is the Record of John
Sixth Lesson: Matthew, 3 wl-11 Hymn: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
As Dew in Aprylle (Warlock)
Seventh Lesson: Luke 1, w39-49
Magnificat: Dyson in F
Eighth Lesson: Peter 1, v22-2, v5
Ave, Regina Coelerum (Francis Grier ; first performance)
Hymn: 0 Come All Ye Faithful Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Suite, Op 5) (Durufle)
Director of music Christopher Robinson. Organist Peter Davis.


Unknown: Reis Entsprungen
Unknown: Virga Jesse
Unknown: Regina Coelerum
Unknown: Francis Grier
Organist: Christopher Robinson.
Organist: Peter Davis.

: The Sunday Feature: Road to Ballina

In a piece of original music for radio using recordings made in Ireland and Poland, composer and guitarist Jakko Jakszyk traces his tangled inheritance. Adopted as a child by Polish and French parents, Jakko grew up unclear about his roots and identity. Ten years ago, however, a phone call told him that his true mother was alive and living in America. Peggy Curran was born in Ireland, where for two decades she had been a singer with Jack Ruane 's famous touring band. Then she vanished to England, where she had two children, one of whom - Jakko - was adopted. His work plots a route through the lives in postwar Europe that contributed to his identity. Producer Simon Elmes


Guitarist: Jakko Jakszyk
Unknown: Jack Ruane
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Vellinger Quartet

Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 54 No 1 Berg Lyric Suite
Last Monday's BBC Lunchtime Concert

: The Sunday Play: Dancing at Lughnasa

Brian Friel 's award-winning play, first staged at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, in 1990. Ballybeg 1936, on the eve of the pagan feast of Lughnasa. A young man recalls growing up with his mother, four aunts, and an uncle sent home from the missions under a cloud.
Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat


Unknown: Brian Friel
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Michael: Gerard McSorley
Chris: Catherine Byrne
Maggie: Sorcha Cusack
Agnes: Brid Brennan
Rose: Brid Ni Neachtain
Kate: Rosaleen Linehan
Father Jack: Alec McCowen
Gerry: Rober Gwilym

: Choir Works

Sacred Music from the Low Countries
The last of four special programmes. Joseph Ryelandt Agnus Dei
Joseph Ryelandt was born in Bruges in 1870, and his music is rooted in the atmosphere of his native city. Brian Wright introduces one of his four large-scale oratorios, an intriguing mixture of influences from the music of Franck, Wagner, Handel and Bach. Ingrid Kapelle (soprano),
Lucienne Van Deyck (mezzo), Joseph Cornwell (tenor), Huub Claessens and Stephan Macleod (basses), Audite Nova , Altra Voce , Royal Flanders Philharmonic, conductor Grant Llewellyn Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Joseph Ryelandt
Introduces: Brian Wright
Soprano: Lucienne Van Deyck
Tenor: Joseph Cornwell
Tenor: Huub Claessens
Tenor: Stephan MacLeod
Basses: Audite Nova
Basses: Altra Voce
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Producer: Antony Pitts

: The World of Yiddish Music

In the second of two programmes, Alex Knapp presents traditional music from the Jewish communities of pre-war Eastern Europe and their descendants around the world. Repeat


Unknown: Alex Knapp

: Building a Library

Revised repeat from yesterday 9.00am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Die Walkure
From this year's Bayreuth Festival.
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra/James Levine
3.30 Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Alain
Planes (pianos) Brahms, Mendelssohn and Liszt
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Seigmund: Paul Elming(tenor)
Sieglinde: Tina Kiberg(soprano)

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