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Ian Skelly presents the third part of Radio 3's annual day of Christmas music from around Europe. Including concerts given in Stockholm and Dresden.

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

Presented by Ian Skelly

7.45pm From the Scala Theatre, Stockholm

Jul i Folkton, a band featuring some of Sweden's leading folk musicians, offer us 'a concert that smells of straw and spruce'

Ale Möller, Lena Willemark, Lisa Rydberg, Esbjörn Hazelius, Roger Tallroth, Olle Linder

8.15 pm From the Frauenkirche, Dresden

Franz Biebl (1906-2001): Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)

John Rutter (born 1945): Born in a Stable so Bare

Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) Gloria, from 'Mass in A, op. 126

Trad: God rest you merry gentlemen

Brahms: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, op. 29 no 1

Gustaf Nordqvist (1886-1949: Jul, Jul, stralande Jul, (Swedish Christmas Carol)

Poulenc: Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël

Gustav Holst: In the Bleak Midwinter

Morten Lauridsen (born 1943): O magnum mysterium

Michael Praetorius: Det är en ros utsprungen

MDR Leipzig Childrens' Chorus
Directed by Ullrich Kaiser

MDR Leipzig Radio Chorus
Directed by Philipp Ahmann

(Christmas Around Europe concludes at 11 pm).

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Traditional Swedish

    Det Ar En Ros Utsprungen / Goderafton (Lo How a Rose / Good Evening)

    Music Arranger: Lena Willemark. Ensemble: Jul i Folkton.
  • Traditional Swedish

    Waltz After Hultkläppen

    Ensemble: Jul i Folkton.
  • Carl Bertil Agnestig

    Sa Mork Ar Natten (The Night is Dark)

    Performer: Jul i Folkton. Lyricist: Jonny Johansson. Music Arranger: Roger Tallroth. Ensemble: Jul i Folkton.
  • Traditional Swedish

    Trettondagsvisan (The Twelfth Night Carol)

    Music Arranger: Esbjörn Hazelius. Ensemble: Jul i Folkton.
  • Traditional Swedish

    Getingen (The Wasp)

    Music Arranger: Jul i Folkton. Ensemble: Jul i Folkton.
  • Trad. Swedish

    Ett Barn Ar Fott (A Child is Born)

    Lyricist: Martin Luther. Ensemble: Jul i Folkton.
  • Traditional Swedish

    In dulci jubilo (Estonian Swedish)

    Music Arranger: Ale Möller. Ensemble: Jul i Folkton.
  • Franz Biebl

    Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)

  • John Rutter

    Born in a stable so bare

  • Trad.

    God rest you merry gentlemen

  • Rheinberger

    II. Gloria. Con moto, from Mass in A, op. 126

  • Trad.

    God rest you merry gentlemen

  • Johannes Brahms

    Es ist das Heil uns kommen her op.29 No.1

  • Gustaf Nordqvist

    Jul, Jul, stralande Jul

  • Francis Poulenc

    Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noel, for acappella chorus

  • Gustav Holst

    In the bleak midwinter

  • Morten Lauridsen

    O magnum mysterium

    Ensemble: Armonico Consort. Director: Christopher Monks.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Det är en ros utsprungen [Es ist ein Ros entsprungen]

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