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Wednesday - Clemency Burton-Hill

Clemency Burton-Hill presents a Christmas edition of Radio 3's classical breakfast show. Email or text 83111 with your music requests.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leroy Anderson

    Sleigh ride for orchestra

    Conductor: Scott A.Stewart. Ensemble: Emory Symphonic Winds.
    • In the World of Spirits.
    • Naxos.
    • 9.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso (Op.6`8) in G minor "Christmas night", 6th movement; Largo

    Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen. Performer: Thorsten Rosenbusch. Performer: Karl-Heinz Schröter. Performer: Harald Winkler. Performer: Raphael Alperman. Performer: Christian Trompler.
    • Christmas Concertos - Kammerochestrer Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 23.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV.248: Pt.2, no.21; Ehre sei Gott [chorus]

    Ensemble: King's Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Essential Bach.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    In dulci jubilo [BWV.751] arr. Kempff for piano

    Performer: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • J.S.Bach: ENglish Suite No.3, Capriccio BWV 992: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 21.
  • Trad.

    BF BBC Singers Carols: Mendelssohn/Willcocks - Hark the Herald Angels Sing

    Choir: BBC Singers.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Der Herr ist mit mir, BuxWV 15 (Alleluia)

    Choir: Accentus Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Nuit Sacrée: Accentus/Concerto Köln/Laurence Equilbey.
    • Naive.
    • 5.
  • Trad.

    The First Nowell - carol arr. for brass ensemble

    Ensemble: Canadian Brass. Music Arranger: Stephen McNeff.
    • The Christmas album: Canadian Brass.
    • Philips.
  • Trad.

    Ding dong merrily on high - trad. carol arr. for chorus and organ

    Conductor: Stephen Cleobury. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Music Arranger: Mack Wilberg. Performer: Ben-San Lau.
    • Nine Lessons and Carols: Choir of King's College, Stephen Cleobury.
    • King's College.
    • 6.
  • Claude Debussy

    Children's corner for piano, no.4; The Snow is dancing

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Pour le Piano: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah, Pt.1, no.12; For unto us a child is born [chorus]

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort and Players.
    • Handel: Messiah: Dunedin Consort & Players.
    • Linn.
  • John Fox

    Carol fantasia

    Conductor: Gavin Sutherland. Orchestra: RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin.
    • Another Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Philip Lawson

    Lullay, my liking - carol for chorus [text 15th-C]

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • Joy to the World.
    • Signum Classics.
    • 7.
  • Philip Lane

    Overture on French Carols

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
  • Leopold Mozart

    The Sleigh Ride

    Music Arranger: Philip Lane. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    The Holly and the ivy - trad. arr. for chorus

    Conductor: Antony Pitts. Music Arranger: Pitts, Anthony. Choir: Tonus Peregrinus.
    • The Naxos Book of Carols: Tonus Peregrinus, Anthony Pitts.
    • Naxos.
    • 6.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije - suite for orchestra, with baritone ad lib. (Op.60), Troika

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky Cantata, Lieutenant Kije Suite: Previn, LA Phil.
    • Telarc.
    • 11.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Nutcracker - concert suite transc. Pletnev, no.1; March & no.2; Dance...

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Tchaikovsky/Scriabin/Stravinsky/Prokofiev: Piano works: Trpceski.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1-2.
  • Richard B. Smith

    Winter Wonderland arr Brubeck

    Composer: Felix Barnard. Performer: Dave Brubeck. Music Arranger: Dave Brubeck.
    • A Dave Brubeck Christmas.
    • Telarc.
    • 5.
  • Jule Styne

    Let it snow

    Performer: Joshua Bell. Performer: Julian Lage. Performer: Rob Moose. Performer: Michael Aarons. Performer: William Holhouse. Music Arranger: Rob Moose. Singer: Chris Lightcap.
    • Musical Gifts From Joshua Bell and Friends.
    • Sony/Masterworks.
    • 2.
  • Trad.

    O little town of Bethlehem - trad. carol, arr. Vaughan Williams/Armstrong..

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • On Christmas Night.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Trad.

    The Little drummer boy - carol arr.Katherine K Davis

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
    • Philips Classics.
    • 6.
  • Traditional Carol

    Deck the halls

    Music Arranger: Craig Leon. Orchestra: London Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Warren‐Green.
    • Midwinter's Eve, Music for Christmas.
    • 1.
  • Victor Hely-Hutchinson

    Carol Symphony (Prelude)

    Conductor: Gavin Sutherland. Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Hely-Hutchinson: A Carol Symphony.
    • Naxos.
  • Thomas Weelkes

    To shorten winter's sadnesse

    Music Arranger: Nikolaus Newerkla. Ensemble: Quadriga Consort.
    • Quadriga Consort - On a Cold Winter's Day.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.


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