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Wednesday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, and the BBC Singers perform the winning entry in the Breakfast Carol Competition in the studio.

Breakfast with Petroc Trelawny.

Petroc Trelawny announces the winner of Radio 3's Breakfast Carol Competition.

Back in August, Breakfast listeners were challenged to compose a choral setting of a specially commissioned poem by Roger McGough, "Comes the Light." After a great response from very many talented people, the time has now arrived for the result of the voting on the six shortlisted finalists. The winning entry will be performed live by the BBC Singers.

The six carols were shortlisted by a panel including Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music, and David Hill, Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers.


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    3 German dances (K.605)

    Conductor: John Lubbock. Orchestra: The Orchestra of St. John’s.
    • Mozart: 8 Overtures, 3 German Dances: Orchestra of St John's Lubbock.
    • Sanctuary.
    • 9-11.
  • York Bowen

    Three Serious Dances, Op 51 (No 2)

    Performer: Stephen Hough.
    • Stephen Hough's English Piano Album.
    • Hyperion.
    • 14.
  • Luigi Cherubini

    L'hôtellerie portugaise (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no.62 BWV.62 (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland) Bewundert, o Menschen (Aria)

    Singer: Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 36 / 61 / 62.
    • Archiv.
    • 16.
  • Luigi Boccherini

    Cello Concerto no.9 in B flat major G.482; mov.3; Rondo (Allegro)

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Orchestra: Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Juha Kangas.
    • Boccherini: Cello Concertos and Sonatas.
    • EMI.
    • 12.
  • Eriks Esenvalds

    O Emmanuel

    Choir: Choir of Merton College, Oxford. Conductor: Peter Philips.
    • Advent at Merton.
    • Delphian.
    • 13.
  • Olle Jansson

    Church March

    Performer: Mats Arnberg. Performer: Olof Flodin. Conductor: Magnus Gangstad Jorgensen. Orchestra: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • BIS.
  • Aaron Copland

    Danzon cubano vers. for orchestra

    Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Eduardo Mata.
    • Barber/Bernstein/Gershwin/Copland: Great American Showpieces.
    • Angel.
    • 4.
  • Fini Henriques

    Børnetrio in G major, op. 31 Andatino

    Ensemble: tre musici.
    • DACAPO.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Serenade for Strings, Op 48 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Hector Berlioz

    L' Enfance du Christ Op.25 Pt.3 sc.1; Trio pour deux flutes et harpe

    Performer: Philippe Bernold. Performer: Giles Cottin. Performer: Chantal Mathieu. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Berlioz: L' Enfance du Christ Op.25.
    • Erato.
    • 4.
  • Trad

    Tom Bawcock's Eve

    Singer: Brenda Wootton. Singer: Robert C. Bartlett.
    • Sentinel.
  • Niels Wilhelm Gade

    String Sextet in E flat major, Op 44 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Philharmonic String Octet, Berlin.
    • MDG - GOLD.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Prelude in F sharp major, op.28 no.13

    Performer: Claudio Arrau.
    • DECCA.
    • 13.
  • John Foulds

    Bells at Coblentz (Holiday Sketches, Op 16)

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • J Foulds, Keltic Suite: BBC Concert Orchestra/Corp.
    • Epoch.
    • 10.
  • Anonymous

    The beginning of the Offices of St. Thorlak

    Choir: Kór Langholtskirkju. Conductor: Jón Stefánsson.
    • An Anthology of Icelandic Choir Music.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Anon.

    Ninna nanna

    Orchestra: L’Arpeggiata. Singer: Philippe Jaroussky. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • Via Crucis; L'Arpeggiata; Christina Pluhar.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 2.
  • Georges Bizet

    Jeux d'enfants (Petite Suite) for orchestra

    Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Rossini-Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque - Davis.
    • CBS.
    • 13.
  • Unknown

    Ding Dong Merrily on High

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Paul Dukas

    Fanfare to precede La Peri

    Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest. Conductor: Jean Fournet.
    • REGIS.
  • Ann Burgess

    Comes the Light

    Singer: Helen Neeves. Singer: Christopher Bowen. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Valse arr for orchestra (Faust)

    Orchestra: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • Barcarole - Favourite Orchestral Pieces.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 14.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Slavonic Dance no.3 in A flat major

    Conductor: István Kertész. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DECCA.
    • 6.
  • William James Kirkpatrick

    Away in a Manger

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill. Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Composer: William James Kirkpatrick. Composer: Jonathan E. Spilman.
    • Live performance.


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