Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Thursday - Petroc Trelawny

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's breakfast show. With the BBC Singers live in the studio performing the final shortlist of six carols in the 2016 Radio 3 Carol Competition.

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. The BBC Singers will also be live in the studio performing the final shortlist of 6 carols in the Radio 3 Carol Competition. Amateur composers were invited to set a a modern version of a Medieval English poem poem called "Alleluia! A new work is come on hand". Listeners will then be invited to vote for the overall winner. To vote for your favourite, go to bbc.co.uk/radio3. Voting closes at 5pm on December 21st and the winning carol will be performed live in the studio on December 22nd.

Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Bo Holten

    First Snow (part 1)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bo Holten.
    • DACAPO.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - overture Op.26

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir James MacMillan.
    • Recorded live in Chennai by BBC Radio 3.
    • BBC.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Organ Sonata No. 1 in E minor BWV 528

    Performer: Peter Hurford.
    • DECCA.
  • Traditional Irish

    The Cup of Tea (E-minor)

    Performer: Jordi Savall. Performer: Andrew Lawrence‐King. Performer: Frank McGuire.
    • The Celtic Viol 2: Savall/Lawrence-King/McGuire.
    • Alia Vox.
    • 20.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    3 Nocturnes for piano (Op.15), no.3 in G minor;

    Performer: Maria João Pires.
    • Chopin: The Nocturnes: Maria Joao Pires.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 6.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhäuser (Overture)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Edward Elgar

    2 Partsongs for female chorus, 2 violins and piano (Op.26), no.1; The Snow

    Choir: Worcester Cathedral Choir. Performer: Jeremy Ballard. Performer: Robin Thurlby. Performer: Keith Swallow. Conductor: Donald Hunt.
    • Elgar: The Complete Choral Songs: Worcester Cathedral Choir, The Donald Hunt Sin.
    • Hyperion.
    • 1.
  • Teresa Carreño

    Une revue à Prague

    Performer: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Teresa Carreno: Clara Rodriguez.
    • Nimbus.
    • 15.
  • Manuel de Falla

    Siete canciones populares espanolas for voice and guitar; No.5; Nana

    Singer: Elīna Garanča. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI. Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon.
    • Elina Garanca - Habanera: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai: Karel Mark Ch.
    • Deutsche Grammaphon.
    • 7.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8 'Christmas Concerto'

    Music Arranger: Simon Wright. Performer: Alison Balsom. Performer: Pavlo Beznosiuk. Orchestra: Academy of Ancient Music.
    • WARNER.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    La course en traîneau (sleigh ride)

    Performer: Guido Schiefen. Orchestra: WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. Conductor: David de Villiers.
    • Offenbach – Works for Violoncello and Orchestra.
    • CPO.
    • 7.
  • Nicholas Hopton

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Thomas Neal

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Concerto in A minor Wq166, last Mvt

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam.
    • WARNER.
  • Clive Osgood

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Ghislaine Reece-Trapp

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Béla Bartók

    Allegro vivace from Dance Suite

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Jesse Reeves

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Joy Williams

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

    Ensemble: LSO String Ensemble. Director: Roman Simovic.
    • LSO LIVE.

Broadcast

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

Five simple steps for morning mindfulness

How listening to R3 Breakfast can reduce stress, aid mindfulness and cure morning breath.

Chilled – five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

Chilled –  five great Russian winter pieces you’ve mostly never heard of …

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg (a handy pianist) chips the ice off favourite classical scores.

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

Get singing: The Pankhurst Anthem

We're inviting singers to mark 100 years of UK women's suffrage with a new choral work.

Sounds of the Earth

Sounds of the Earth

In this Weekend Breakfast feature, we hear the natural world in its many guises.