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18/12/2010

Duration:
6 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 18 December 2010

Jonathan Swain's festive selection includes a Swedish recording of JS Bach's Christmas Cantata

1:01 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio - Cantatas I and II
Jan Kobow (tenor - Evangelist), Ditte Andersen (soprano), Ann Hallenberg (alto), Lars Johansson Brissman (bass), Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Dijkstra (conductor)

1:55 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio - Cantatas III and VI
Jan Kobow (tenor - Evangelist), Ditte Andersen (soprano), Ann Hallenberg (alto), Lars Johansson Brissman (bass), Swedish Radio Choir, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Dijkstra (conductor)

2:41 AM
Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809)
String Quartet in D major (Op.64 No.5) 'The Lark'
Yggdrasil String Quartet

3:01 AM
Vaughan Williams, Ralph (1872-1958)
Hodie (A Christmas Cantata) - Prologue
Hungarian Radio Choir, Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Tamás Vásáry (conductor)

3:05 AM
Villa Lobos, Heitor (1887-1959)
O Polichinello - No.7 from Prole do bebê No.1
Valerie Tryon (piano)

3:06 AM
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai (1844-1908) (trans. Sergei Rachmaninov)
Flight of the bumble-bee
Valerie Tryon (piano)

3:08 AM
Roussel, Albert (1869-1937)
Suite from 'Le Festin de l'Araignée (Op.17)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (conductor)

3:26 AM
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Notturno for piano and viola (Op.42) arr. from 'Serenade' (Op.8)
Gisela Bergman (viola), Patricia Verhagen (piano)

3:47 AM
Anonymous (12th century)
Natali regis glorie (hymn)
Zefiro Torna

3:51 AM
Anonymous (15th century)
Lullay, lullow - carol
Zefiro Torna

3:54 AM
Anonymous (15th century)
Ther is no rose
Zefiro Torna

3:58 AM
Traditional, France
Noël Nouvelet
Zefiro Torna

4:01 AM
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)
Quintet in E flat major for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (K.452)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Kari Krikku (clarinet), Albrecht Meyer (oboe), Jonathan Williams (horn), Per Hannisdal (bassoon)

4:25 AM
Nowowiejski, Felix (1877-1946)
Weihnacht in der uralten Marienkirche zu Krakau. Fantasie Felix Nowowiejski
Waclaw Golonka (organ of Sv. Vojtech, Prague )

4:33 AM
Guilmant, Alexandre (1837-1911)
Introduction and variations on a Polish Noël
Michael Dudman (organ)

4:36 AM
Heyral, Marc (b.19??) arr. Gaston Rochon
Le Noël de la Rue (1952)
Richard Paré (harpsichord), Les chanteurs de Saint-C?ur-de-Marie, Claude Gosselin (conductor)

4:41 AM
Traditional carol
Entre le b?uf et l'âne gris
Richard Paré (harpsichord), Les chanteurs de Saint-C?ur-de-Marie, Claude Gosselin (conductor)

4:45 AM
Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759)
Süßer Blumen Ambraflocken (HWV.204) - No.3 from Deutsche Arien
Hélène Plouffe (violin), Louise Pellerin (oboe), Dom André Laberge (organ - 1999 Karl Wilhelm at the abbey church Saint-Benoît-du-Lac)

4:51 AM
Handel, Georg Frideric (1685-1759)
Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften den eiteln Mammon grabt (HWV.208) - No.7 from German Arias
Hélène Plouffe (violin), Louise Pellerin (oboe), Dom André Laberge (organ - 1999 Karl Wilhelm at the abbey church Saint-Benoît-du-Lac)

4:56 AM
Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon (1562-1621)
Hodie Christus natus est
Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, Hannaford Street Silver Band , Edward Moroney (organ), John Rutter (conductor)

5:01 AM
Dupré, Marcel (1886-1971)
Variations on 'Adeste Fideles'
Tong-Soon Kwak (female) (Rieger organ at the Torch Centre for World Missions in Seoul, Korea)

5:09 AM
Goodall, Howard (b. 1958)
Romance of the Angels )
BBC Singers, Robert Quinney (organ), Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

5:14 AM
Samuel-Rousseau, Marcel (1882-1955)
Variations Pastorales sur un vieux Noël
Erica Goodman (harp), Members of the Amadeus Ensemble: Moshe Hammer (violin), Barry Schifman (violin), Douglas Perry (viola), Jack Mendelsson (cello)

5:24 AM
Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
Variations on a theme by Haydn (Op.56a) vers. for orchestra "St Antoni Chorale"
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Marek Janowski (conductor)

5:40 AM
Nenov, Dimitar (1901-1953)
The Holy One
Sofia Chamber Choir, Vassil Arnaudov (conductor)

5:44 AM
Buxtehude, Dietrich (1637-1707)
Prelude in G minor (BuxWV.149)
Lorenzo Ghielmi (harpsichord)

5:52 AM
Förster, Kaspar (1616-1673)
Dulcis amor Jesu (KBPJ 16)
Olga Pasiecznik (soprano), Marta Boberska (soprano), Il Tempo Baroque Ensemble

6:01 AM
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847)
String Octet (Op.20) in E flat major
Kodály Quartet , Bartók String Quartet

6:29 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Komm, heiliger Geist - chorale-prelude for organ (BWV.652)
Bine Katrine Bryndorf (Organ of Hjertling Church, Jutland)

6:38 AM
Henderson, Ruth Watson (b. 1932)
Come Holy Spirit
The Elmer Iseler Singers, Matthew Larkin (organ), Lydia Adams (conductor)

6:43 AM
Salzedo, Carlos (1885-1961)
Concert Variations on 'O Tannenbaum'.

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