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Peter Day on Christmas

Peter Day, the BBC business correspondent, presents his choice of music for the Christmas season. Peter's choice of music embraces festive music by Prokofiev, Gibbons and Bach but also casts an eye on darker themes through Shostakovich, Schubert and Preisner.

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Sat 20 Dec 2014 14:00

Music Played

  • Sir John Betjeman

    Indoor Games Near Newbury

    Performer: Sir John Betjeman.
    • Charisma records : CAS 1086.
    • Charisma records.
  • Trad

    My Boy Billy

    Performer: Clive Carey.
    • Columbia : DB335.
    • Columbia.
  • Trad

    Coventry Carol

    Performer: Alfred Deller.
    • VANGUARD : 08-9087 72.
    • VANGUARD.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    D flat major prelude No 15 Op 87

    Ensemble: Calefax Reed Quartet.
    • MDG : 619 1185-2.
    • MDG.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Eclogue OP 10

    Performer: Peter Donohoe. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia. Conductor: Howard Griffiths.
    • Naxos : 8.555766.
    • Naxos.
    • 4.
  • Trad

    The Oak and the Ash

    Performer: Desmond Dupré. Performer: Alfred Deller.
    • VANGUARD : 08-9087 72.
    • VANGUARD.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Eight Great Suites 2

    Performer: Lisa Smernova.
    • ECM new series : 2213.
    • 1.
  • Orlando Gibbons

    Cryes of London I and II

    Ensemble: Fretwork. Ensemble: Red Byrd.
    • Virgin Classics.
  • Peter Warlock

    Bethlehem Down

    Choir: Guildford Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Barry Rose.
    • EMI Classics : CDM 5 65101 2.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Opus 76 number two quartet

    Ensemble: The Hollywood String Quartet.
    • TESTAMENT : SBT 1085.
    • TESTAMENT.
  • Knut Nystedt

    Immortal Bach

    Choir: Holst Singers.
    • Hyperion : CDA66928.
    • Hyperion.
  • Frank Churchill

    Some Day My Prince Will Come

    Performer: Dick Hyman.
    • CONCORD JAZZ : CCD 4417.
    • CONCORD JAZZ.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 1

    Performer: Steven Isserlis.
    • Hyperion : CDA67541.
    • Hyperion.
  • Elizabeth Poston

    Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

    Ensemble: Kirkmount.
    • Naxos : DOR-93236.
    • Naxos.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Trio in E flat K563 Minuetto

    Ensemble: Leopold String Trio.
    • Hyperion : CDA67246.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije: Troika

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
  • Zbigniew Preisner

    Ten Easy Pieces: no 7 Farewell

    Performer: Leszek Mozdzer.
    • EMI Classics : 7243 5 56971-2.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Elizabeth Poston

    Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

    Choir: Choir of Westminster Abbey.
    • Deutsche Grammophon : G2 13590.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 7.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    Sonata K 8 in G Minor

    Ensemble: Copenhagen Saxophone Quartet.
    • ClassCD : 489.
    • 4.
  • Franz Schubert

    Wintereise

    Performer: Harry Plunket Greene.
  • Trad

    O Tennenbaum

    Performer: Carla Bley.
    • ECM Records ‎: 271 2413.
    • ECM Records.
  • William Walton

    Make we Joy Now

    Choir: Clerkes of Oxfenford.
    • ABY603.
  • Bugge Wesseltoft

    It’s Snowing on My Piano

    Performer: Bugge Wesseltoft.
    • ACT : 9269-2.
    • ACT.
  • William Brooks

    Vale dulcis amice

    Ensemble: Trio Mediæval.
    • ECM new series : 2416.
    • ECM new series.
    • 20.

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