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Friday - Rob Cowan and Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Rob Cowan and Sara Mohr-Pietsch present a special Christmas edition. Including a Winter Waltz at 8.00am and a carol from the BBC Singers at 8.30am.

3 hours

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Christmas Day 2009 07:00

Music Played

  • Leroy Anderson

    Sleigh Ride

    Performer: Boston Pops Orchestra Performer: Arthur Fiedler (conductor)

    • DECCA 986 3813.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 –Jauchzet, Frohlocket

    Performer: Monteverdi Choir Performer: English Baroque Soloists Performer: John Eliot Gardiner

    • ARCHIV 423232.
  • Frédéric Chopin - Fantasie-Impromptu in C Sharp Minor Op 66

    Performer: Arthur Rubenstein (piano)

  • Georges Bizet

    Orchestra Suite No.2

    Performer: Farandole Performer: Les Musiciens du Louvre, Grenoble Performer: Marc Minkowski (conductor)

    • NAÏVE V 5130.
  • Trad.

    A great and mighty wonder – (Tune: es ist ein ros' entsprungen)

    Performer: Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge Performer: Christopher Allsop (organ) Performer: Richard Marlow (conductor)

    • SONY 88697581292.
  • Trad.

    Good King Wenceslas

    Performer: Canadian Brass

    • PHILIPS 426835.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Little Girl Blue

    Arranger: Simone) Performer: Nina simone, (vocals + piano)

    • METRD cd513.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Finale of Symphony No.41 in C 'Jupiter' K551

    Performer: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Performer: Sir Charles Mackerras (conductor)

    • LINN CKD 308.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Lullaby: Sweet was the song the Virgin Sang from Hodie: A Christmas Cantata

    Performer: Elizabeth Gale (mezzo) Performer: London Symphony Chorus Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Richard Hickox (conductor)

    • EMI 9689342.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Noels sur les instruments

    Performer: The English Concert Performer: Trevor Pinnock

    • ARCHIV 477576.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker Op.71

    Performer: Scene and Waltz of the Snowflakes Performer: Kirov Orchestra Performer: Valery Gergiev (Conductor)

    • PHILIPS 462 1142.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Xmas Sequence from MESSIAH: from Pastoral Symphony to Glory to God chorus

    Performer: Julia Doyle (soprano) Performer: Polyphony Performer: Britten Sinfonia Performer: Stephen Layton (conductor)

    • HYPERION CDA 67800.
  • Irving Berlin

    White Christmas

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz (violin) Performer: Orchestra Performer: Salvador Camarata (conductor)

    • RCA 09026 617502.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gigue from Partita No.1 in B Flat Major BWV 825

    Performer: Murray Perhia (piano)

    • SONY 88697443612.
  • Hely Hutchinson

    A Carol Symphony (O come, all ye faithful)

    Performer: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Performer: Elgar Howarth (conductor)

    • SONY 88697581262.
  • Trad.

    Suplica navidena

    Performer: Pepe Natal and his orchestra

    • MEMBRAN22413.
  • Traditional

    In dulci jubilo

    Arranger: R L Pearsall) Performer: Emma Tring (soprano) Performer: Sian Menna (mezzo-soprano) Performer: Stephen Jeffes (tenor) Performer: BBC Singers with the amateur “Come and Sing” choir Performer: David Hill (conductor)

    • BBC Recording (not commercially available).
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ertoet uns durch deine guete

    Arranger: Harriet Cohen) Performer: Alicia De Larrocha (piano)

    • PHILIPS 456886.
  • Ottorino Respighi

    Andante: 3rd of Tre corali (based on J.S. Bach's Christians awake!)

    Performer: BBC Philharmonic Performer: Sir Edward Downes (conductor)

    • CHANDOS CHAN 9311.
  • Trad. (

    A Suite of English Carols (1st Nowell; Coventry Carol; Deck the Halls)

    Arranger: Disavino) Performer: Solid Brass

    • DORIAN 90114.
  • Hieronymus Praetorius

    Christmas Mass (as it might have been celebrated in 1620)

    Performer: Gabrieli Consort & Players Performer: Boys’ Choir and Congregational Choir of Roskilde Cathedral Performer: Paul McCreesh (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 477 8413.
  • Stan Kenton


    Performer: Stan Kenton

    • EMI 84821.
  • Traditional

    O Jesulein suss

    Performer: Taverner Consort Choir and Players

    • EMI 49809.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Scherzo burlesque from Suite No.2 in C Major Op.53

    Performer: Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Aleksander Dmitriev (conductor)

    • MELODIYA MEL CD 10 00969.
  • Robert Schumann

    Myrten Op.25 – Widmung

    Performer: Dietrich Fiescher-Dieskau (baritone) Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (piano)

  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso Op 6/8 – Xmas Concerto

    Performer: Collegium Musicum 90

    • CHANDOS 0754.
  • Waldteufel

    The Grenadiers

    Performer: Philharmonia Performer: Henry Krips Performer: Emi 5 68289

    • CD2.
  • Victoria

    O magnum mysterium

    Performer: Gabriel i Consort & Players Performer: Paul McCreesh (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 437 8332.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Arranger: . Rachmaninov) Performer: Sergei Rachmaninoff (piano – reperformed)

    • RCA RED SEAL 88697 489712.
  • Jakub Jan Ryba

    A Pastoral

    Performer: Magdalena Kozena (mezzo) Performer: Capella Regia Musicalis Performer: Robert Hugo (conductor)

    • ARCHIV 477 8365.
  • Benny Goodman

    Tiger Rag

    Performer: Benny Goodman and his band

    • DEFINITIVE11169.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Hark the Herald Angels Sing

    Performer: Choir of Kings College Cambridge Performer: Stephen Cleobury (conductor)

    • EMI608224.


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