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Tuesday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny is joined by the BBC Singers, who perform the final shortlist of six carols in the Radio 3 Carol Competition.

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. The BBC Singers will also be live in the studio performing the final shortlist of 6 carols in the Radio 3 Carol Competition. Amateur composers were invited to set a specially commissioned poem by Roger McGough called "Comes the Light". Listeners will then be invited to vote for the overall winner. To vote for your favourite carol, go to bbc.co.uk/radio3. Voting closes at 5pm on December 22nd.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Berwald

    Memory of the Norwegian Alps

    Orchestra: Gävle symfoniorkester. Conductor: Petri Sakari.
    • NAXOS.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet in G major, Op 18 No 2 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Belcea Quartet.
    • Beethoven - The Complete String Quartets Vol. 1.
    • Zig Zag Territories.
    • 3.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Duma [Reverie] (on a theme of V.A. Loginov) for piano

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • Mussorgsky/Schumann: Pictures at an Exhibition: Leif Ove Andsnes.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 18.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV.248); Pt.3, no.29; Herr, dein Mitleid [duet]

    Conductor: Riccardo Chailly. Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: Konstantin Wolff. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium; Dresdner Kammerchor, Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo C.
    • Decca.
    • 29.
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

    Canite tuba

    Ensemble: Onyx Brass.
    • Canite Tuba Music for Advent and Christmas.
    • Onyx Brass.
    • 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Waltz on the Ice (Winter Bonfire)

    Conductor: Ronald Corp. Orchestra: New London Orchestra.
    • Prokofiev: Music for Children: New London Orchestra/Corp.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Prelude for String Orchestra

    Orchestra: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Naxos.
  • Hector Berlioz

    The Shepherds' Farewell (L'enfance du Christ)

    Choir: Tenebrae. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • LSO Live.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Premiere Polka in B flat major

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Regis.
  • Erkki Melartin

    Festive March

    Orchestra: Turku Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jorma Panula.
    • Naxos.
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer

    Galop (Les patineurs)

    Orchestra: North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Michail Jurowski.
    • CPO.
  • Eduard Tubin

    Suite on Estonian dances for orchestra

    Conductor: Neeme Järvi. Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
    • Double Bass Concerto, Valse Triste, Ballade for Violin & Orchestra, Eduard Tubin.
    • BIS.
    • 7.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    12 Studies for piano (Op.25), no.6 in G sharp minor;

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Chopin: Etudes Op.10 & Op.25: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 18.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Canzon septimi toni a 8 [1597 no.2] arr. for brass

    Ensemble: Empire Brass.
    • The Glory of Gabrieli: Empire Brass and Friends.
    • Telarc.
    • 2.
  • Ann Burgess

    Comes the Light

    Singer: Helen Neeves. Singer: Christopher Bowen. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Rued Langgaard

    Rose Garden Play (Mozart)

    Ensemble: Nightingale String Quartet.
    • Rued Langgaard: String Quartets Vol.2.
    • Da Capo.
    • 2.
  • Julie Cane

    Comes the Light

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Judith Weir

    Arise, arise, you slumbering sleepers

    Ensemble: The Schubert Ensemble.
    • NMC.
  • Martin Carling

    Comes the Light

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Diana Hamilton

    Comes the Light

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (In the Christmas tree)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 9.
  • Alex McGregor

    Comes the Light

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Slatter Op.72 for piano: no.8; Bridal March

    Performer: John McCabe.
    • SOMM.
    • 15.
  • Michael Silk

    Comes the Light

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in D minor, RV 129, 'Concerto madrigalesco'

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Vivaldi: Concerti per archi: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.

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