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Friday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and suggestions for the annual musical advent calendar.

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and your suggestions for our annual musical Advent Calendar.

Back in August, amateur composers were invited to set a specially commissioned poem by Roger McGough called "Comes the Light". Listeners have been invited to vote for the overall winner and to vote for your favourite carol, go to bbc.co.uk/radio3. Voting closes at 5pm on December 22nd.

Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Juan de Araujo

    Los coflades de la estleya

    Ensemble: Ex Cathedra Choir. Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore.
    • New World Symphonies - Baroque Music from L:atin America: Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey S.
    • Hyperion.
  • Carl Nielsen

    String quintet in G major (Op. posth. 60): 3rd movement; Allegretto scherzando

    Performer: Danish String Quartet. Performer: Lise Berthaud.
    • BBC recording.
  • Claude Debussy

    Danse sacrée et danse profane

    Performer: Emmanuel Ceysson. Orchestra: Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair.
    • Works by Ravel/Debussy.
    • NAIVE.
    • 11-12.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Sanctus)

    Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Bach: Mass in B minor.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Franz Liszt

    Die Hirten an der Krippe (Weihnachstbaum)

    Performer: Leslie Howard.
    • Liszt Christmas Tree - Via Crucis; Chorales.
    • Hyperion.
    • 3.
  • Francesco Manfredini

    Concerto grosso (Op.3`12) in C major "per il santissimo natale"

    Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen.
    • Christmas Concertos - Kammerochestrer Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 15.
  • Diana Hamilton

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Franz Lehár

    Gold and Silver Waltz, Op 79

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Vienna Soiree: Gardiner/Vienna PO.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Octet in E flat major, Op 20 (3rd mvt)

    Ensemble: Australian Chamber Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • John Foster

    While shepherds watched their flocks by night

    Choir: Psalmody. Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Director: Peter Holman.
    • While Shepherds Watched.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, K 364 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Vilde Frang. Performer: Maxim Rysanov. Ensemble: Arcangelo. Conductor: Jonathan Cohen.
    • Warner.
  • John Dowland

    The King of Denmark, his galliard (Battle Galliard)

    Performer: Nigel North.
    • A Varietie of Lute Lessons: Nigel North.
    • Linn.
    • 13.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Messiah)

    Singer: Bryn Terfel. Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Mackerras.
    • Handel Arias.
    • DG.
    • 18.
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker - suite (Op.71a); no.1; Miniature overture

    Conductor: Neville Marriner. Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
    • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Serenade For Strings; Neville Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 1.
  • Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev

    Islamey - oriental fantasy orch. Lyapunov [orig. for piano]

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev. Orchestra: Mariinsky Orchestra.
    • Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade etc: Kirov Orchestra/Gergiev.
    • Philips.
    • 6.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Prelude (Five Bagatelles for clarinet and piano, Op 23)

    Performer: Michael Collins. Performer: Michael McHale.
    • Chandos.
  • Peeter Süda

    Gigue (a la Bach)

    Performer: Ines Maidre.
    • Peeter Suda: Complete Organ Music.
    • Toccata Classics.
    • 8.
  • William Mathias

    A Babe is Born

    Choir: Cantemus Chamber Choir. Director: Huw Williams.
    • REGENT.
    • 5.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Italian Concerto, BWV 971 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Murray Perahia plays Bach.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (4th mvt)

    Performer: Emanuel Ax. Performer: Pamela Frank. Performer: Rebecca Young. Performer: Yo‐Yo Ma. Performer: Edgar Meyer.
    • Schubert: Trout Quintet/Arpeggione Sonata:Ax/Frank/Ma/Meyer/Bonney.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 4.
  • Martin Carling

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Eternal source of light divine from Birthday Ode for Queen Anne

    Performer: Crispian Steele‐Perkins. Singer: Iestyn Davies. Orchestra: The King’s Consort. Conductor: Robert King.
    • Your Tuneful Voice.
    • VIVAT.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Non che non sei capace K419

    Performer: Julian Bliss. Orchestra: Royal Northern Sinfonia.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 4.

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