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Christmas carols from Denmark, Romania, Belarus and the UK

Jonathan Swain presents Christmas carols from Denmark, Romania, Belarus and the UK.

Jonathan Swain presents Christmas Carols from Denmark, Romania, Belarus and the UK.

12:31 AM
Warlock, Peter, Carter, Andrew
3 pieces
Polyphony, Stephen Layton

12:41 AM
Nielsen, Carl, arr. Dyrst
Christmas at home; The sky is vast and grim
Fionian Chamber Choir, Alice Granum

12:47 AM
Bartók, Béla)
Romanian Christmas Carols
Wilhem Latchoumia (Piano)

12:58 AM
Trad. Romanian
Three Magi from the East; Down there in Bethlehem; Trei cantece de stea din Dobrogea
Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano), Romanian Madrigal Choir, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Tiberiu Soare

1:08 AM
Kalistratov, Valery
Szel proszel mesyats
Belarusian Radio Academic Choir, Tatiana Loisha (piano), Pavel Shepelev (Piano)

1:10 AM
Trad. Russian/Trad. Belarusian/Kalistratov, Valery/Kulikovic, Nikola
A uczora z viaczora/Belarusian Christmas Song/Christmas/My Cold Winter
Belarusian Radio Academic Choir, Pavel Shepelev

1:16 AM
Ireland, John
The Holy boy
BBC Concert Orchestra, David Hill

1:19 AM
Byrt, John/Howells, Herbert/Warlock, Peter
All and some (Nowell sing ye)/3 pieces for Christmas/3 Christmas pieces
Polyphony, Stephen Layton

1:45 AM
Leighton, Kenneth
Fantasy on "Veni Emmanuel"
Greg Morris (Organ)

1:51 AM
Samuel-Rosseau, Marcel
Variations Pastorales sur un vieux Noel
Erica Goodman (Harp), Amadeus Ensemble

2:00 AM
Anon. / Praetorius, Michael
I saw a rose spring forth; Resonet in laudibus
Paul Hoxbro (Recorder), Fionian Chamber Choir, Alice Granum

2:07 AM
Hartmann, Johan Peter Emilius/La Cour, Niels/Rung, Henrik
Blooming like a rose garden/Hodie Christus natus est/Chime, you bells
Fionian Chamber Choir, Alice Granum

2:17 AM
Rathbone, Jonathan/Wishart, Peter
Oxen/Alleluya, a new work is come on hand
Polyphony, Stephen Layton

2:23 AM
Leontovych, Mykola/Trad. Belarusian/Atrashkevich, Yelena
Carol of the bells/Heaven and Earth (Belarussin Christmas Song)/O you Winter!/Juraczka
Belarusian Radio Academic Choir, Pavel Shepelev

2:31 AM
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich
Act II of The Nutcracker: ballet
BBC Philharmonic, Vassily Sinaisky

3:13 AM
Kverno, Trond H. F.
Corpus Christi Carol: Missa Fidei Mysterii
Norwegian Soloists' Choir, Grete Helgerod

3:31 AM
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Edward Price (Baritone), BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, David Hill

3:43 AM
Esterhazy, Pal
Ave, dulcis Virgo
Maria Zadori (Soprano), Capella Savaria, Pal Nemeth

3:47 AM
Chedeville (Le Cadet), Nicolas
Les Saisons Amusantes Part IV (L'Hiver)
Ensemble 1700, Dorothee Oberlinger (Director)

3:56 AM
Berlioz, Hector
Trio des Ismaelites from L'enfance du Christ
Nora Shulman, Virginia Markson (Flutes), Judy Loman (Harp)

4:03 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio (BWV.248)
Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Kjetil Haugsand

4:09 AM
Liszt, Franz
Christus - Pastorale and Herald Angels Sing (extract)
Walter Coppola (Tenor), Franko Tunde (Bass), Hungarian Radio Choir, Hungarian Radio & Television SO, Pesko Zoltan

4:15 AM
Torelli, Giuseppe
Concerto a quattro in forma Pastorale per il Santo Natale (Op.8 No.6)
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon

4:22 AM
Gesualdo, Carlo
Ave, dulcissima Maria
BBC Singers, Bo Holten

4:26 AM
Praetorius, Michael
In dulci jubilo
Paul Hoxbro (Recorder), Fionian Chamber Choir, Alice Granum

4:31 AM
Bridge, Frank
Sir Roger de Coverley - Christmas dance
BBC Concert Orchestra, David Hill

4:36 AM
Corelli, Arcangelo
Concerto grosso (Op.6 No.8) in G minor 'per la notte di Natale'
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Roy Goodman)

4:51 AM
Haydn, Michael
Run ye shepherds, to the light
Wolfgang Brunner, Salzburger Hofmusik

5:01 AM
Rachmaninov, Sergei
Bogoroditse Devo
Polyphonia, Ivelin Dimitrov

5:04 AM
Stravinsky, Igor
Ave Maria
Tallinn Boys Choir, Lydia Rahula

5:07 AM
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich
Swan Lake
RTV Slovenia SO, Marko Munih

5:28 AM
Poulenc, Francis
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel
Talinn Music High School Chamber Choir, Evi Eespere

5:39 AM
Salzedo, Carlos
Concert Variations on "O Tannenbaum"
Judy Loman (Harp)

5:43 AM
Gruber, Franz/Wade, John Francis, arr. Willcocks
Silent Night/O come all ye faithful
Belarusian Radio Academic Choir, Pavel Shepelev

5:49 AM
Braunfels, Walter
The Glass Mountain: suite
BBC Concert Orchestra, Johannes Wildner

6:14 AM
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Gloria in Excelsis Deo (BWV.191)
Ann Monoyios (Soprano), Colin Ainsworth (Tenor), Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Ivars Taurins.

6 hours

Music Played

  • Peter Warlock

    3 pieces by Peter Warlock: Lullaby my Jesus; A Cornish Christmas Carol; Benedicamus Domino

    Composer: Andrew Carter. Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Hjemlige jul (Christmas at home)

    Author: Bonnelycke. Music Arranger: Dyrst. Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Himlen morkner stor og grum (The sky is vast and grim)

    Music Arranger: Dyrst. Author: Falck. Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.
  • Béla Bartók

    Romanian Christmas Carols (Colinkad), Sz. 57 (Book 1)

    Performer: Wilhem Latchoumia.
  • Traditional Romanian

    Trei Crai de la Rasarit (Three Magi from the East)

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Choir: Romanian Madrigal Choir.
  • Traditional Romanian

    La Vileem colo jos (Down there in Bethlehem

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Choir: Romanian Madrigal Choir. Orchestra: Romanian National Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Tiberiu Soare.
  • Traditional

    Steaua sus rasare (from Trei cantece de stea din Dobrogea )

    Singer: Angela Gheorghiu. Choir: Romanian Madrigal Choir. Orchestra: National Radio Orchestra of Romania. Conductor: Tiberiu Soare.
  • Valery Kalistratov

    Szel proszel mesyats

    Performer: Pavel Shepelev. Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir.
  • Traditional Russian

    A uczora z viaczora

    Choir: Belarussion Radio Academic Chorus. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
  • Traditional Belarusian

    A u sviecie nam navina byla (Belarusian Christmas Song)

    Choir: Belarussian Radio Academic Chorus. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
    • BYBTRC.
  • Valery Kalistratov

    Kalyada (Christmas)

    Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
    • BYBTRC.
  • Nikola Kulikovic

    Zima maja marozlivaja (My Cold Winter)

    Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
  • John Ireland

    The Holy boy, arr orchestra [orig no.3 of "4 preludes"]

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
  • John Byrt

    All and some (Nowell sing ye)

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Herbert Howells

    3 pieces for Christmas - Carol Anthem No.1 Here is the little door; Long, long ago; Carol anthem No.3 Sing Lullaby

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Peter Warlock

    3 Christmas pieces: [As dew in Aprylle; Bethlehem Down (When he is king we will give him the king's gifts); I saw a fair maiden]

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Kenneth Leighton

    Fantasy on "Veni Emmanuel"

    Performer: Greg Morris.
  • Marcel Samuel-Rousseau

    Variations Pastorales sur un vieux Noel

    Performer: Erica Goodman. Ensemble: Amadeus Ensemble.
    • CACBC.
  • Anonymous

    En Rose sa jeg skyde (I saw a rose spring forth)

    Performer: Paul Hoxbro. Music Arranger: Michael Praetorius. Author: Hansen, U.. Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Resonet in laudibus

    Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.
  • Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann

    Blomstre som en rosengard (Blooming like a rose garden)

    Music Arranger: P. Gunther. Music Arranger: U. Teuber. Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.
    • DKDR.
  • Henrik Rung

    Kimer, I klokker (Chime, you bells)

    Author: Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig. Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.
  • Jonathan Rathbone

    Oxen

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Peter Wishart

    Alleluya, a new work is come on hand - Carol Op.17, No.3

    Choir: Polyphony. Conductor: Stephen Layton.
  • Mykola Leontovych

    Shchedryk (Carol of the bells)

    Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
  • Traditional Belarusian

    Neiba i ziamlia (Heaven and Earth) (Belarussin Christmas Song)

    Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
    • BYBTRC.
  • Traditional Belarusian

    Uzh ty zimuszka zima (O you Winter!)

    Music Arranger: Pyotr Petrovich Londonov. Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
  • Traditional Belarusian

    Juraczka

    Composer: Yelena Atrashkevich. Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Act II of The Nutcracker – complete ballet (Op.71)

    Ensemble: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky.
  • Trond H.F.Kverno

    Corpus Christi Carol: Missa Fidei Mysterii

    Choir: Norwegian Soloists' Choir. Conductor: Grete Helgerod.
    • DKDR.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Christmas Carols for baritone, chorus and orchestra

    Singer: Edward Price. Choir: BBC Singers. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Pál Esterházy

    Cantata - Ave, dulcis Virgo, No.43 from Harmonia Caelestis

    Singer: Mária Zádori. Ensemble: Capella Savaria. Conductor: Pál Németh.
  • Nicolas Chedeville (Le Cadet)

    Les Saisons Amusantes Part IV (L'Hiver)

    Ensemble: Ensemble 1700. Director: Dorothee Oberlinger.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Trio des Ismaelites from L'enfance du Christ

    Performer: Nora Shulman. Performer: Virginia Markson. Performer: Judy Loman.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio (BWV.248)

    Orchestra: Kringkastingsorkestret. Conductor: Ketil Haugsand.
    • NONRK.
  • Franz Liszt

    Christus - Pastorale and Herald Angels Sing (extract)

    Singer: Walter Coppola. Singer: Franko Tunde. Choir: Magyar Rádió és Televízió énekkara. Orchestra: Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Peskó Zoltán.
  • Giuseppe Torelli

    Concerto a quattro in forma Pastorale per il Santo Natale (Op.8 No.6)

    Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Conductor: Jeanne Lamon.
  • Carlo Gesualdo

    Ave, dulcissima Maria for 5 voices [1603a]

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bo Holten.
    • GBBBC.
  • Michael Praetorius

    In dulci jubilo

    Performer: Paul Hoxbro. Performer: Unknown. Choir: Fionian Chamber Choir. Director: Alice Granum.
  • Frank Bridge

    Sir Roger de Coverley - Christmas dance vers. string orchestra

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: David Hill.
    • GBBBC.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8, 'per la notte di Natale'

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • NONRK.
  • Michael Haydn

    Cantata: Lauft, ihr Hirten allzugleich (Run ye shepherds, to the light)

    Ensemble: Wolfgang Brunner. Ensemble: Salzburger Hofmusik.
    • DEWDR.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Bogoroditse Devo [Rejoice O Virgin]

    Choir: Polyphonia. Conductor: Ivelin Dimitrov.
    • BGBNR.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Ave Maria (originally Bogoroditse devo [Blessed Virgin] (1934)

    Choir: Tallinn Boys Choir. Conductor: Lydia Rahula.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Swan Lake [ballet suite]

    Orchestra: Simfonični orkester RTV Slovenija. Conductor: Marko Munih.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel

    Choir: Talinn Music High School Chamber Choir. Director: Evi Eespere.
    • EEER.
  • Carlos Salzedo

    Concert Variations on "O Tannenbaum"

    Performer: Judy Loman.
    • CACBC.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber

    Silent Night (sung in Russian)

    Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
  • John Francis Wade

    O come all ye faithful

    Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: Belarusian Radio Academic Choir. Conductor: Pavel Shepelev.
  • Walter Braunfels

    The Glass Mountain - suite from the opera Op.39b

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Wildner.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Gloria in Excelsis Deo, BWV191

    Singer: Ann Monoyios. Singer: Colin Ainsworth. Choir: Tafelmusik Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Tafelmusik. Conductor: Ivars Taurins.
    • CACBC.

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