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Ian Skelly presents the second part of Radio 3's annual day of Christmas music from around Europe. Including concerts given in Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Prague.

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

Presented by Ian Skelly

4pm From the German National Museum, Nuremberg

J.S. Bach: Cantatas arranged for instrumental ensemble by Wolfgang Katschner

Sequence 1: Mein gläubiges Herze, frohlocke, sing', scherze
(Aus der Tiefen, sinfonia, BWV 131/1; Verzage nicht, aria, BWV 42/4; Herr, deine Güte, aria, BWV 17/3; Mein gläubiges Herze, aria, BWV 68/2;
Nun verschwinden alle Plagen, aria, BWV 32/5; Sarabande triste, BWV 20/6; Streite, siege, aria, BWV 62/2; Höllische Schlange, aria, BWV 40/4)

Sequence 2: Ich freue mich in dir
(Overture BWV 97/1; Wo gehest du hin, aria, BWV 166/1; Ich will an den Himmel denken, aria, BWV 166/2;
Höchster, was ich habe, ist nur deine Gabe, aria, BWV 39/5; Heil und Segen, concerto, BWV 120/4; Gloria, BWV 191/1;
Sehet in Zufriedenheit tausend helle Wohlfahrtstage, gavotte, BWV 202/9; So schnell ein rauschend Wasser schießt, aria, BWV 26/2;
Ich freue mich in dir, concerto, BWV 133/1)

Lautten Compagney Berlin
Directed by Wolfgang Katschner

5pm From St Michael's Church, Stuttgart

Mendelssohn: Frohlocket, Ihr Völker auf Erden (Rejoice, Ye People of the Earth)

Bruckner: Ave Maria, WAB 6; Os iusti, WAB 30

Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591): Three Motets for men's chorus.
Canite tuba; Natus est nobis; Ante luciferum genitus

Mahler arr. Clytus Gottwald (born 1925): Es sungen drei Engel

Brahms: O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf, Op. 74/2

Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, Op.13, a cappella chorus

SWR Vocal Ensemble, Stuttgart
Directed by Florian Helgath

6pm from Studio 1, Czech Radio, Prague

Jakub Jan Ryba (1765-1815) arr. Vojtech Spurný (born 1964): Czech Christmas Mass

Michaela Srumova (soprano)
Markéta Cukrová (mezzo-soprano)
Václav Cižek (tenor)
Jaromír Nosek (bass)
Capella Mariana Vocal Ensemble (directed by Vojyech Semerad)
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Vojtech Spurný

(Christmas Around Europe continues at 7.45 pm).

3 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia "Aus der Tiefen" BWV 131, No.1

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Versage nicht" BWV42 No.4

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Herr, deine Gutte" BWV17 No.3

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Mein glaubiges Herze" BWV68 No.2

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Nun verschwinden alle Plagen" BWV32 No.5

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sarabande triste BWV 20 No.6

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Streite, siege" BWV62 No.2

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Hollische Schlange" BWV40 No.4

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Overture BWV 97 No.1

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Wo gehest du hin" BWV166 No.1

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Ich will an den Himmel denken" BWV166 No.2

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "Hochster, was ich habe ist nur deine Gabe" BWV39 No.5

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto "Heil und Segen" BWV120 No.4

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gloria BWV191 No.1

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gavotte "Sehet in Zufriedenheittausand helle Wohnifahrtstage" BWV202 No.9

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Aria "So, schnell ein rauschend Wasser scheisser" BWV26 No.2

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto "Ich freue mich in dir" BWV133 No.1

    Ensemble: Lautten Compagney.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Frohlocket ihr Volker auf Erden

    Ensemble: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. Conductor: Florian Helgath.
  • Anton Bruckner

    Ave Maria WAB 6 and Os iusti WAB 30

    Ensemble: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. Conductor: Florian Helgath.
  • Jacob Handl

    Canite tube, Natus est nobis and Ante luciferum genitus

    Ensemble: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. Conductor: Florian Helgath.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Es sungen drei Engel

    Music Arranger: Clytus Gottwald. Ensemble: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. Conductor: Florian Helgath.
  • Johannes Brahms

    O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf Op.74 No.2

    Ensemble: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. Conductor: Florian Helgath.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Friede auf Erden Op.13

    Ensemble: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart. Conductor: Florian Helgath.
  • Jakub Jan Ryba

    A Czech Christmas Mass

    Performer: Alena Hellerova. Performer: Marketa Cukrova. Performer: Vaclav Cizek. Performer: Jaromir Nosek. Orchestra: Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vojtech Spurny. Choir: Czech Radio Childrens Choir. Director: Blanka Kulinska.
  • Michael Silk

    Comes the Light

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

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