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The first part of Radio 3's annual day of Christmas music from around Europe. Including a live concert from Kallio Church in Helsinki followed by a performance from Copenhagen.

BBC Radio 3 links up with radio stations around Europe for a festive day of Christmas music.

Presented by Ian Skelly

1pm Live from Kallio Church, Helsinki

Sibelius: Melody for the Bells of Kallio Church
Armas Maasalo (1905-1960): Christmas Bells (Joulun kellot)
Ahti Sonninen (1914-1984): Christmas Hymn (Jouluhymni)
Armas Maasalo (1905-1960): Together with Angels (Mä kanssa enkelten)
Mikko Heiniö (born 1948): Two movements from the Maria Suite
Einojuhani Rautavaara (born 1928): Canticum Mariae virginis; Mary's Christmas Hymn (Majatan jouluvirsi)
Jean Sibelius: Five Christmas Songs, op. 101
Christmas Comes to the Snowy Gate; Yuletide is Coming; It is Getting Darker Outside; Give me No Splendour; The Snow has Fallen Deep and Wide

Päivi Severeide (harp)
Key Ensemble
Helsinki Brass Quartet
Conducted by Teemu Honkanen

2pm from Concert Hall, Danish Radio Concert House, Copenhagen

Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve - Suite
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a

Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Pavel Baleff

(Christmas Around Europe continues at 4pm).

1 hour, 58 minutes

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Sun 20 Dec 2015 13:00

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Music Played

  • Sibelius

    Bell Melody of Kallio Church

    Choir: Key Ensemble choir from Turku.
  • Sibelius

    Kellosavel Kallion kirkossa

    Ensemble: Key Ensemble.
  • Armas Maasalo

    Joulon Kellot

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Ahti Sonninen

    Jouluhymni

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Martin Luther

    Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Mikko Heiniö

    Maria aber behielt

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Mikko Heiniö

    Bogoroditse Devo

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Canticum Mariae Virginis

    Ensemble: Key Ensemble.
  • Einojuhani Rautavaara

    Marjatan Jouluvirsi

    Ensemble: Key Ensemble.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Now Stands Yule at the Snowy Gate

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Now is Christmas Coming

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Outside it is Growing Dark

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Jean Sibelius

    I Seek not Glory, gold or Might

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Shining Snows are Driven High

    Choir: Key Ensemble Choir from Torku.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Christmas Eve Suite

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Pavel Baleff.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker - suite Op.71a

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Pavel Baleff.

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