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Elaine Agnew, Christmas in the City, Neil Martin, Flax Trust Inter-Community School Choir Awards

How to write a Christmas carol with Elaine Agnew, a preview of 'Christmas in the City', and Music Makers with Neil Martin. Plus Flax Trust artistic director Megan Mooney performs.

How to write a Christmas carol with composer Elaine Agnew.

A look ahead to 'Christmas in the City' at the Grand Opera House with co-producer Jenny Cooke and director of music at St Peter's Cathedral in Belfast, Nigel McClintock.

Soprano Megan Mooney performs in studio and tells John about the Flax Trust Inter-Community School Choir Awards. Accompanied by Mark McGrath on piano and Alex McFarlane, Helenna Howie and Catherine Hamilton on backing vocals.

Composer Neil Martin is this week's Music Maker.

Musical hoaxes is the theme for John's Classical Connection.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • King Henry VIII of England

    Pastyme with Good Company

    Performer: Ricercare Ensemble fur Alte Musik Surich. Performer: Jordi Savall.
  • Mozart

    Flute and Harp Concerto in C - II. Andantino (Extract)

    Performer: James Galway. Performer: Fritz Helmis. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Performer: Herbert von Karajan.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Allegro-Largo from Christmas Concerto in G minor

    Performer: Nova Filarmonia Portuguesa. Performer: Álvaro Cassuto.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Theme from The Theory of Everything

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    1st Movt from Winter

    Performer: Max Richter. Performer: Daniel Hope. Performer: Raphael Alpermann. Performer: Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin. Performer: André de Ridder. Music Arranger: Max Richter.
  • Choral Scholars of University College, Dublin & Desmond Earley

    The Skye Boat Song

    Music Arranger: Desmond Earley.
  • Elaine Agnew

    Curoo Curoo

    Performer: New Dublin Voices. Performer: Bernie Sherlock.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Kanagru from Arrival

  • Alexander Armstrong

    Down By The Salley Gardens

  • West Ocean String Quartet

    The Minstrel Boy

    Music Arranger: Neil Martin.
  • Max Richter

    On the Nature of Daylight

    Performer: Max Richter.
  • Claude Debussy

    Sonata For Flute, Viola and Harp: Finale

    Performer: Riona O'Duinnin. Performer: Nancy Johnson. Performer: Geraldine O'Doherty.
  • Ludovico Einaudi


    Performer: Angèle Dubeau. Performer: La Pietà. Music Arranger: Angèle Dubeau. Music Arranger: François Vallières.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Ultimatum from Arrival

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Kyrie

    Performer: BBC Singers. Performer: London Mozart Players. Performer: Glover.
  • Fritz Kreisler

    Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani

    Performer: Fritz Kreisler.
  • Jeanine Tesori

    The Girl In 14G

    Performer: Megan Mooney. Performer: Mark McGrath. Composer: Dick Scanlan.
  • Ronald Hanmer

    "In Love" from Viva Mexico

    Performer: Megan Mooney. Performer: Alex McFarlane. Performer: Helenna Howie. Performer: Catherine Hamilton. Performer: Mark McGrath.
  • Megan Mooney & Mark McGrath

    The Last Rose of Summer

  • Sting

    Fields Of Gold

    Performer: Alexander Armstrong.
  • Franz Liszt

    Paganini Etudes- No. 6 in A minor Tema con variazioni

    Performer: Daniil Trifonov.