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Monday - 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 Voting closes at 5pm on December 22nd.


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Leopold Mozart

    The Sleigh Ride

    Music Arranger: Philip Lane. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    9 Variations on 'Quant' e piu bello' WoO.69 from La Molinara by Paisiello

    Performer: Olli Mustonen.
    • Beethoven Piano Variations - Olli Mustonen.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Trad.

    O little town of Bethlehem - trad. carol, arr. Vaughan Williams/Armstrong..

    Choir: Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Andrew Nethsingha.
    • On Christmas Night.
    • Chandos.
    • 15.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Carnival Overture, Op 92

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Libor Pešek.
    • VIrgin.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata no. 3 in G minor BWV.1029 for viola da gamba and keyboard - iii. Allegro

    Performer: Jaap ter Linden. Performer: Richard Egarr.
    • Bach: Gamba Sonatas.
    • 18.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Dance of the Tumblers (Snow Maiden Suite)

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Overture and Suites from the Operas.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • Henri Herz

    Piano Concerto no.8 in A flat major Op.218 - iii. Polonaise (finale)

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
    • The Romantic Piano Concerto vol.35.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Alec McGregor

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Richard Pearce. Performer: Lynette Alcántara. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides, Op 26

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Kurt Masur.
    • Kurt Masur: Legendary Recordings.
    • Berlin Classics.
  • Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov

    In the manger

    Music Arranger: Leopold Stokowski. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Matthias Bamert.
    • Stokowski Encores.
    • Chandos.
    • 11.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Cum Sancto Spiritu from Missa Dei filii (Missa ultimarum secundat) ZWV.20

    Choir: Stuttgart Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Tafelmusik. Conductor: Frieder Bernius.
    • Zelenka - Missa Dei Filii.
    • 9.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Trio for kbd and str (H.15.25) in G maj "Gypsy rondo"

    Ensemble: The Florestan Trio.
    • Haydn: Piano Trios, Vol.1: The Florestan Trio.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Toccata from Orfeo

    Ensemble: Concerto Italiano. Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    • Naive.
  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Hänsel und Gretel (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Philips.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Tocco la prima sorte a voi (O di Betlemme altera)

    Singer: Emma Kirkby. Orchestra: London Baroque.
    • Christmas Music.
    • BIS.
    • 16.
  • Harry Stewart Somers

    Northern Lights

    Performer: Ruth Watson Henderson. Choir: Elmer Iseler Singers. Conductor: Lydia Adams.
    • The Glorious Sounds Of Somers.
    • Centrediscs.
    • 11.
  • Erik Satie

    Gymnopedie no.1

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Satie: 3 Gymnopedies & Other Piano Works; Pascal Roge.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Viennese musical clock from Hary Janos - suite Op.35a

    Conductor: Charles Dutoit. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • Decca.
  • Michael Silk

    Comes the Light

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

    December (The Year)

    Performer: Liana Șerbescu.
    • Fanny Mendelssoh-Hensel Klavierwerke vol.1.
    • CPO.
    • 12.
  • Elizabeth Poston

    Jesus Christ the apple tree

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Director: Sir David Willcocks.
    • Christmas at King's.
    • EMI.
    • 13.
  • Franz Berwald

    Sinfonie singuliere (Symphony no.3) in C major - Finale. Presto

    Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester. Conductor: Sixten Ehrling.
    • Berwald: The Four Symphonies etc..
    • BIS.
    • 3.


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