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Paul Guinery introduces a sequence for the Advent season, with organ music from St Paul 's Cathedral.
Gregorian chant Introit for the Fourth Sunday in Advent: Rorate Caeli Desuper (mode 4)
Choir of the Vienna Hofburgkapelle, director Josef Schabasser
7.06 Schein Ich Bin die Wurzel des Geschlechtes David
Cantus Colin , director Konrad Junghanel
7.11 Reger Vom Himmel Hoch, Da Komm Ich Her
Louisa Fuller and Rick Koster (violins), Margaret Phillips (organ), BBC
Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
7.27 William Harris Organ Sonata in A minor
John Scott
7.51 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 132 (for the Fourth Sunday in Advent): Bereitet die Wege, Bereitet die Bahn!
Barbara Schlick (soprano),
Kai Wessel (alto), Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
8.08 Manchicourt 0 Emanuel
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
8.13 Ruffo La Disperata La Fontegara Amsterdam
8.18 Robert White Miserere Mei,
Deus Henry 's Eight
8.34 Schein Vom Himmel Hoch,
Da Komm Ich Her Cantus Colin , director Konrad Junghanel Producer Antony Pitts

Contributors

Introduces:
Paul Guinery
Unknown:
St Paul
Director:
Josef Schabasser
Director:
Schein Ich Bin
Unknown:
Geschlechtes David
Unknown:
Cantus Colin
Director:
Konrad Junghanel
Unknown:
Louisa Fuller
Violins:
Rick Koster
Violins:
Margaret Phillips
Conductor:
Stephen Cleobury
Unknown:
John Scott
Soprano:
Barbara Schlick
Soprano:
Kai Wessel
Tenor:
Christoph Pregardien
Tenor:
Klaus Mertens
Conductor:
Ton Koopman
Conductor:
Bo Holten
Unknown:
Deus Henry
Unknown:
Cantus Colin
Director:
Konrad Junghanel
Producer:
Antony Pitts

Introduced by Bishop Jack Spong.
Cantamus Girls' Choir, Michael Neaum
(organ), conductor Pamela Cook Anon Veni Emmanuel
English trad, arr Keyte/Parrott Here We Come A-wassailing Basque trad Sing Lullaby

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Spong.
Unknown:
Michael Neaum
Conductor:
Pamela Cook
Conductor:
Anon Veni Emmanuel

Handel Concerto a Due Cori No 1 in B flat
CPE Bach Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hartmut Haenchen
9.18 Composer of the Week:
Tchaikovsky, arr Cann Trepak ; Arab Dance; Chinese Dance
(The Nutcracker)
Claire and Antoniette Cann (pianos)
9.31 Elgar Wand of Youth: Suite No 2 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.55 Chopin Krakowiak , Op 14 Claudio Arrau (piano), London
Philharmonic, conductor Eliahu Inbal
10.17 Schubert Rondo in A, D 438
Gidon Kremer (violin),
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
10.37 Harty With the Wild Geese Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
11.05 Tausig Hungarian Gypsy Airs Stephen Hough (piano)
11.18 Berlioz The Flight into Egypt (L'Enfance du Christ, Act 2)
John Aler (tenor), Corydon Singers and Orchestra, director Peter Holman
11.37 Artist of the Week:
Alan Hacker (clarinet)
Finzl Clarinet Concerto (3rd mvt) English String Orchestra, conductor William Boughton
11.52 Morton Gould Latin American
Symphonette
Utah Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maurice Abravanel
Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk

Contributors

Conductor:
Hartmut Haenchen
Unknown:
Cann Trepak
Pianos:
Antoniette Cann
Conductor:
Neville Marriner
Conductor:
Chopin Krakowiak
Piano:
Claudio Arrau
Conductor:
Eliahu Inbal
Conductor:
Schubert Rondo
Violin:
Gidon Kremer
Conductor:
Bryden Thomson
Piano:
Stephen Hough
Tenor:
John Aler
Artist:
Peter Holman
Conductor:
William Boughton
Conductor:
Morton Gould
Conductor:
Maurice Abravanel

The first of two programmes in which Robert Woolley visits Hatchiands in Surrey to play two of the historic harpsichords in Alec Cobbe 's collection. Froberger Toccata No 3 in G; Suite No 14 in G minor
Bach Partita No 5 in G, BWV829

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Woolley
Unknown:
Alec Cobbe

Anthony Burton introduces a celebration of Christmas organised by the European Broadcasting Union. This year's festivities come from nine different countries and cover
Christmas music old and new.
1.00 Czech Republic
Schola Gregoriana Pragensis , director David Eben , sing a Christmas service as it would have been heard in the Cathedral of St Vitus, Prague, with liturgy and music from the 14th-century reign of Bohemia's king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV.
2.00 Ireland
From the National Concert
Hall in Dublin, a sequence of Christmas choral music sung by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland, director Colin Mawby , and Irish harp music performed by Ann-Marie O'Farrell. Including motets by Sweellnck, Poulenc and Palestrina.
3.00 Russia
A selection of choral music from
Russian Orthodox Christmas services down the ages, starting at the turn of the 18th century. The Moscow-based male choir Chorovaya Akademia is directed by Alexander Sadov.
4.00 Germany
From the Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in llbenstadt, three cantatas and a selection of Christmas motets performed by the Frankfurt Radio Figuralchor, director Alois Ickstadt. Including
Lubeck Cantata: Willkomen, Süsser
Brautigam
Schelle Cantata: Vom Himmel Kam der Engel Schar
Mendelssohn Cantata: Vom Himmel
Hoch
Reger Sacred Songs
5.00 Poland
From Warsaw, Charpentier's Messe de Minuit pour Noel - a Christmas favourite - is paired with the world premiere of a Magnificat by the 18th-century Polish composer Szymon Lechleitner. Soloists,
Concerto Polacco, Bratislava Cantores
Minores, conductor Marek Toporowski
6.00 Austria
From Vienna, another world premiere. The Cappella della
Pieta de Turchini, directed by Antonio Florio , perform La Fuga in Egitto, an oratorio by the 17th-century emperor Leopold I, who was a highly accomplished composer.
7.30 United Kingdom
From St Giles's, Cripplegate, London, the BBC's own contribution to this international celebration of the nativity.
Bach Christmas Oratorio, BWV248
(Parts 1-3)
Emma Kirkby (soprano),
James Bowman (countertenor), Ian Bostridge (tenor),
David Wilson-Johnson (bass),
Polyphony, Brandenburg Consort, director Stephen Layton
Christmas across the World continues at
11.30pm

Contributors

Introduces:
Anthony Burton
Unknown:
Gregoriana Pragensis
Director:
David Eben
Unknown:
Charles Iv.
Director:
Colin Mawby
Unknown:
Ann-Marie O'Farrell.
Unknown:
Chorovaya Akademia
Directed By:
Alexander Sadov.
Director:
Alois Ickstadt.
Unknown:
Vom Himmel Kam
Unknown:
Vom Himmel
Soloists:
Szymon Lechleitner.
Conductor:
Marek Toporowski
Directed By:
Antonio Florio
Soprano:
Emma Kirkby
Soprano:
James Bowman
Tenor:
Ian Bostridge
Bass:
David Wilson-Johnson
Director:
Stephen Layton

By William Shakespeare.
Juliet Stevenson stars as Imogen, whose love for Posthumus is tested to its utmost as her father rages against her marriage and banishes her husband. Vile deceit, farcical jealousy, lost children, and great deeds against an invading enemy combine to produce a romantic adventure and a final vision of harmony and peace.
Music by Patrick Cunneen. performed by Robert Buckland. Elizabeth Brierly and the composer. Director Michael Fox

Contributors

Unknown:
William Shakespeare.
Unknown:
Juliet Stevenson
Music By:
Patrick Cunneen.
Unknown:
Robert Buckland.
Director:
Michael Fox
Imogen:
Juliet Stevenson
Cymbeline:
David Bradley
Posthumus:
Robert Glenister
Lord Cloten:
Timothy Walker
Queen:
Marion Bailey
Guiderius:
Danny Sapani
Arviragus:
Clive Rowe
lachimo:
Patrick Robinson
Pisanio:
Neal Swettenham
Belarious:
Burt Caesar
Philario:
Will Tacey
Caius Lucius/2nd Gent:
Stephen Tomlin
1st Lady/Soothsayer:
Kathryn Hunt
1st Lord/Cornelius:
Malcolm Hebden
2nd Lord/Frenchman:
Adam Sunderland

Continues with: 11.30 France
At the studios of Radio France in Paris, pianist Alice Ader performs movements from Messiaen's sublime
Vingt Regards sur I'Enfant Jésus.
12.30am Finland
Finnish Christmas music recorded earlier today in Helsinki, featuring carols sung by the Tapiola Chamber Choir, directed by Juha Kuivanen , and traditional music performed on the Finnish national instrument - a type of zither - played by the Kantele Ensemble of the Sibelius Academy. Christmas across the World producer Lindsay Kemp

Contributors

Pianist:
Alice Ader
Directed By:
Juha Kuivanen
Producer:
Lindsay Kemp

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Siegfried
The third instalment of the complete Ring cycle from this year's Bayreuth Festival.
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James Levine
5.20 Sequence

Contributors

Unknown:
Donald MacLeod.
Unknown:
Wagner Siegfried
Conductor:
James Levine
Siegfried:
Wolfgang Schmidt(tenor)
Mime:
Manfred Jung(tenor)
Alberich:
Ekkehard Wlaschiha(bass)
Fafner:
Eric Halfvaarson(bass-Baritone)
Erda:
Brigitta Svenden(mezzo)
Brunnhilde:
Deborah Polaski(soprano)
Wanderer:
John Tomlinson(bass)
Woodbird:
Joyce Guyer(soprano)

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