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Sunday - Martin Handley

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

Martin Handley 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

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Allegro Vivace from Octet

    Ensemble: The Gaudier Ensemble.
    • Schubert: Octet: Gaudier Ensemble.
    • ASV.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Canonic Variations on 'Vom Himmel hoch', BWV 769 arr Stravinsky

    Music Arranger: Igor Stravinsky. Singer: Irène Friedli. Singer: Frieder Lang. Singer: Michel Brodard. Choir: Chœur Pro Arte de Lausanne. Choir: Swiss Romande Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • The Essential Stravinsky.
    • Chandos.
    • 32-37.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Tango ('Espana', no.2)

    Music Arranger: Leopold Godowsky. Performer: Benjamin Grosvenor.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Concerto in D major H.18.11 for keyboard and orchestra; 1st movement

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Det Norske Kammerorkester.
    • EMI CLASSICS : CZS-574789 2.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 7.
  • Scott Irvine

    Meditations on a Huron Carol

    Ensemble: True North Brass.
    • A True North Brass Christmas.
    • Opening Day Recordings.
    • 10.
  • Giuseppe Torelli

    Concerto grosso con una pastorale per il Santissimo Natale (Op.8`6) in G minor

    Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Christopher Hogwood.
    • Christmas Concertos.
    • L'oiseau Lyre.
    • 11.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Sarabande et rigaudon, Op 93

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Tina Gruenberg. Conductor: Geoffrey Simon.
    • Saint-Saens: Volume 1: The London Philharmonic/Simon.
    • Cala.
    • 5-6.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV.248), Pt.1, no.1; Jauchzet, frohlocket! [chorus]

    Choir: The Choir Of Trinity College, Cambridge. Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
    • Bach: Christmas Oratorio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Rebecca Clarke

    Midsummer Moon for violin and piano

    Performer: Jonathan Rees. Performer: Kathron Sturrock.
    • Rebecca Clarke.
    • Gamut Classics.
    • 7.
  • Ann Burgess

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Helen Neeves. Performer: Christopher Bowen. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Specially recorded in 2015 for the Radio 3 Carol Competition..
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Egmont - incidental music (Op.84), Overture

    Conductor: Kurt Masur. Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
    • Beethoven: Overtures: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig / Kurt Masur.
    • Philips.
  • Eduard Tubin

    Sinfonietta on Estonian Motifs; 1. Allegro vivace e grazioso

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • Tubin: Symphony No.7, Piano Concertino etc..
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bist Du Bei Mir

    Singer: Aafje Heynis. Performer: Pierre Palla.
    • Aafje Heynis sings Vol.1.
    • Philips.
    • 2.
  • Leroy Anderson

    A Christmas Festival

    Orchestra: Dallas Winds. Conductor: Jerry Junkin.
    • Horns for the Holidays.
    • Reference Recordings.
    • 8.

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