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: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Camilleri L'Evolution de la Joie Peter
Tumbull (trumpet), Kevin Bowyer (organ)
7.11 Anon Natus Est Hodie Dominus
Ensemble Organum, director Marcel Peres
7.19 Ord, arr Rutter Adam Lay Ybounden Choir of New College,
Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
7.22 Bach, orch Stokowski
Shepherds' Song (Christmas Oratorio) Stokowski Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
7.32 Tye While Shepherds Watched Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
7.36 Anon, reconstr Rasch 0 Herders Laet Uw' Boxkens en Schapen Comelis Verdonck Amor Jesu
Dulcissime Camerata Trajectina
7.41 Plainchant Ego Sum Vitis Vera Schola Gregoriana Pragensis
7.44 Vitezslav Novak St Wenceslas
Triptych; Toccata Jaroslav Tuma (organ)
7.55 Plainchant Laetabitur lustus
Petr Eben 0 Sanctum et Beatissimum
Virum Schola Gregoriana Pragensis
8.00 Bach Cantata No 63: Christen,
Atzet Diesen Tag
Alison Smart (soprano), Penny
Vickers (contralto), Andrew Wicks (tenor), Graham Titus (bass), BBC
Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
8.28 Ben Johnston Alarum
Phillip Bush (piano)
8.32 Anon Aensiet Hoe Jesus Schreyt Camerata Trajectina
8.35 Ben Johnston Blues
Phillip Busch (piano)
8.41 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen Statements
Ars Nova , conductor Ivan Hansen
8.47 Schemelli, arr Bach 0 Jesulein Suss Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Kevin Bowyer
Director: Marcel Peres
Unknown: Rutter Adam
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Vitis Vera
Unknown: Schola Gregoriana Pragensis
Unknown: Vitezslav Novak
Unknown: Jaroslav Tuma
Contralto: Andrew Wicks
Tenor: Graham Titus
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Ben Johnston Alarum
Piano: Phillip Bush
Unknown: Ben Johnston
Piano: Phillip Busch
Piano: Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen
Conductor: Ars Nova
Conductor: Ivan Hansen
Director: Edward Higginbottom

: Choice of 3

With Fiona Talkington and her guest.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Wagner Overture: Die Meistersinger New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
9.15 Mendelssohn, transcr
Rachmaninov A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo) Howard Shelley (piano)
9.20 Purcell The Fairy Queen (First Act Suite) Concert des Nations, director Jordi Savall
9.31 Schubert Nachtgesang im Walde BBC Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Jane Glover
9.38 Josef Strauss Waltz : Dynamiden Vienna PO, conductor Riccardo Muti
9.55 Artist of the Week:
Conductor Robert Shaw
Trad Swing Low , Sweet Chariot; I Got Shoes Robert Shaw Festival Singers
10.02 Strauss Horn Concerto No 1
David Pyatt , Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury
10.18 Respighi Adoration of the Magi (Three Botticelli Pictures) Philharmonia, conductor Geoffrey Simon
10.27 Haydn Notturno No 1 (For the King of Naples)
Mozzafiato, L'Archibudelli
10.40 Offenbach Ballet des Flocons de Neige (Le Voyage dans la Lune) Gulbenkian Orchestra, conductor Michel Swierczewski
11.09 Hummel Concertino in G
London Mozart Players, director Howard Shelley (piano)
11.25 Bellini Qui la Voce (I Puritani) Sumi Jo (soprano), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Giuliano Carella
11.43 Messiaen Dieu Parmi Nous
(La Nativité du Seigneur) Gillian Weir (organ)
11.52 Bach Christmas Oratorio (Part 3) Nancy Argenta (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Olaf Bar (bass),
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Piano: Howard Shelley
Director: Jordi Savall
Director: Schubert Nachtgesang
Conductor: Jane Glover
Conductor: Josef Strauss Waltz
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Robert Shaw
Conductor: Trad Swing Low
Unknown: David Pyatt
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Conductor: Haydn Notturno
Conductor: Michel Swierczewski
Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Bellini Qui
Conductor: Giuliano Carella
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Anne Sofie
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe
Tenor: Olaf Bar
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Schubert's Sommerreise

David Constantine retraces Schubert's journey through the landscape of Upper Austria in 1825. He explores the sources of Schubert's passionate depiction of nature and reflects on how this break was to prepare him for the autumn and winter of his tragically short life. With
Simon Russell Beale as Schubert. Repeat


Unknown: David Constantine
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale

: Schubert Songbook

Abschied. Gordon Stewart 's selection of songs in this final programme of the series says "farewell" to the Schubert bicentenary year.


Unknown: Gordon Stewart

: Sunday Concert

Solti and the BBC Philharmonic
Mairi Nicholson introduces
Georg Solti 's last Manchester concert, given in March, the only one he gave in the new Bridgewater Hall. During the interval, she talks to him about
Shostakovich's final symphony. Sergei Aleksashkin (bass), BBC
Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti Musorgsky Prelude: Khovanshchina; Songs and Dances of Death (orch Shostakovich)
Shostakovich Symphony No 15 See also tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Georg Solti
Bass: Sergei Aleksashkin
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Spirit of the Age

With George Pratt. Corelll's Op 5 collection of violin sonatas quickly became the most famous publication of its day, prompting countless embellished versions. Violinist John
Holloway and members of Trio
Veracini illustrate their approach to interpreting these works, focusing on issues of ornamentation and texture.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Celebrity Recital

A concert given in June by Alfred Brendel at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor,
D537; Four Impromptus, D935; Piano Sonata in B flat, 0960


Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: Sunday Feature: Hatchi Bombatchi, Your Mother Is a Sheep

Lullabies are sung the world over. Across cultures, they share many characteristics such as surprisingly mournful melodies and lyrics more likely to terrify than to soothe. They are increasingly understood to aid the development of the language and imagination of babies, but they have been studied very little. Marina
Warner explores the role of lullabies in the psychological drama of motherhood and childhood, both in the past and the present. Producer Beaty Rubens


Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: Sunday Play: The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare.
Tom Courtenay stars as the wildly jealous King Leontes, who, suspecting his queen Hermione of infidelity with his best friend Polixenes, exacts a terrible revenge which forces the full retribution of the gods.


Author: William Shakespeare
Music: Julie Cooper
Cellist: Justin Pearson
Percussionist: Alasdair Malloy
Harpist: Lucy Wakeford
Oboeist: David Roach
Singer: Claire Moore
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Leontes: Tom Courtenay
Hermione/Time: Harriet Walter
Paulina: Jill Balcon
Polixenes: Tim Pigott-Smith
Mamillius: Rory Campbell
Autoloycus: Nickolas Grace
Florizel: Jonathan Cullen
Shepherd: Sean Baker
Perdita: Tracy Ann Oberman
Archidamus: Chris Scott
Camillo: Hugh Dickson
Emilia/Mopsa: Carolyn Jones
Antigonus: Stephen Thorne
Clown: Chris Pavlo
Dion/Gaoler: Ioan Meredith
Clemones: Gerard McDermott
Dorcas: Alison Pettit
Mariner: Alex Lowe

: Choir Works

Murder in the Cathedral. On the eve of the anniversary of the martyrdom of St Thomas Beckett ,
Jeremy Summerly is joined by Mary Berry to introduce Gregorian chant from
Canterbury Cathedral, including the so-called Unfinished Vespers, which monks sang as the knights burst into the cathedral and murdered Beckett on 29 December 1170.
Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, director Mary Berry
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: St Thomas Beckett
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Schola Gregoriana
Director: Mary Berry
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: World Music

Music of Eden
Love and Marriage. To conclude his survey of the music of the Seychelles, Nick St George reveals the role music plays in weddings, including the Kamtole, a series of dances borrowed from European culture. There are also the Romans - bittersweet love songs to send the happy couple on their way, plus the new sound of the Seychelles.


Unknown: Nick St George

: Record Review

Building a Library
Revised repeat from yesterday 9am

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/ Howard Arman , Lena Lootens
(soprano), Petra Lang (mezzo), Kobie van Rensburg (tenor), Jochen Kupfer (bass), Salzburg Bach Choir
Mozart Galimathias Musicum, K32;
Symphony No 30 in D, K202 Haydn Nelson Mass
2.20 Hans-Peter Stenzi and Volker Stenzl
(piano duet) Brahms Waltzes , Op 39 Schubert Allegro in A minor,
0947 (Lebenssturme)Ovoisk Legends, Op 59 Brahms Hungarian Dances: No 4 in F minor; No 6 in D flat
3.45 Budapest Festival Orchestra/ Charles Dutoit , Lucerne Festival
Chorus Belloz Overture: Beatrice et
Benedict Debussy Three Nocturnes Hoist Suite: The Planets
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Howard Arman
Soprano: Lena Lootens
Soprano: Petra Lang
Tenor: Kobie van Rensburg
Tenor: Jochen Kupfer
Unknown: Hans-Peter Stenzi
Piano: Volker Stenzl
Unknown: Brahms Waltzes
Unknown: Schubert Allegro
Unknown: Charles Dutoit

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