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Part 2 - Sofia, Gothenburg and Nuremberg

Radio 3's annual day of Christmas Music continues with a concert from Bulgaria comprising traditional and more modern choral music. Then it's live to Gothenberg for a Nordic Winter concert from the Swedish Chamber Choir. And finally live to Nuremberg for a baroque concert from the German National Museum.

Presented by Louise Fryer

5pm Bulgaria - Studio 1, Bulgarian National Radio, Sofia
Traditional Hey, more Hey (Yeh, people, Christmas is!)
Dobri Hristov Draganka cries out, choral suite based on Bulgarian folk songs
Dobri Hristov Five traditional Christmas carols:
Traditional The Boy was born
Lyubomir Pipkov The dark horses are darkening
Traditional A Christmas tree has grown
Petar Petrov Night Scenes, for women's chorus (with soprano solo), harp and celesta
Traditional Hey, Master, get up
Konstantin Iliev Working Bee Songs
Ivan Spassov Dances and tunes from the Pirin Mountain
Dobri Hristov Three Carols
Traditional Yeh, people, Christmas is!

Kalina Vachkova, soprano
Iliana Selimska, harp
Bogdana Popova, celesta
Bulgarian National Radio Mixed Chorus
Dragomir Iossifov, conductor

6pm Gothenburg - Live from Christinae Church (German Church)
Jan Sandström Det är en ros (Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen)
Otto Olsson Advent
Ruben Liljefors När det lider mot jul (As Christmas draws nigh)
Hugo Alfvén Julsang (Christmas Song)
Traditional Den signade dag (This blessed day)
Gustaf Nordqvist Jul, jul, stralande jul (Yule, yule, radiant yule)
Susanne Rosenberg Stjärnan (The Star) (Première)
Traditional arr Anders Öhrwall Han är född (Il est né le divin enfant)
Arvo Pärt O Morgenstern
Arvo Pärt Bogoróditse Djévo (Mother of God and Virgin)
Nielsen Förunderligt och märkligt (Strange to say)
Peter Erasmus Lange-Müller Madonna over bolgerne (Madonna over the waves)
Francis Poulenc Quem vidistis
Francis Poulenc O magnum mysterium
Poulenc Hodie Christus natus est

Swedish Chamber Choir
Simon Phipps (director)

7pm Nuremberg - Live from the National Museum
Biagio Marini Sonata sopra la Monica
Traditional Menuett from Seibis
Traditional Es wollt ein Jäger jagen
Biber Myster (Rosary) Sonata No. 1 in D minor ('The Annunciation')
Traditional Nun es nahen sich die Stunden
Schmelzer Sonata pastorella
Johann Marianus Baal Sonata in A minor
Traditional Franziskaner
Traditional Lasst uns das Kindelein wiegen
Giuseppe Valentini Sinfonia per il Santissimo Natale

Eismannsberger Strings and Women Singers
Ensemble NeoBarock.

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2 hours, 45 minutes

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Sun 16 Dec 2012 17:00