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Sunday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, featuring listener requests and suggestions for the annual musical advent calendar.

Martin Handley 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 modern version of a Medieval English poem called "Alleluya! A new work is come on hand". Listeners have been invited to vote for the overall winner and to vote for your favourite carol, go to bbc.co.uk/radio3. Voting closes at 5pm on December 21st.

Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    La réjouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351)

    Ensemble: Le Concert des Nations. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
    • Alia Vox.
  • William Byrd

    The Great Service; Nunc Dimittis

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • GIMELL.
    • 27.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Piano Trio in G major, K 564

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts Trio.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Snowflakes)

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Berliner Philharmoniker/Rattle.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 10.
  • Nicholas Hoption

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand. (2016 BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition shortlist)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
  • Dora Pejačević

    4 Klavierstücke, Op 32a; 4, Abendgedanke

    Performer: Nataša Veljković.
    • CPO.
  • Arnold Schoenberg

    Weihnachtsmusik for 2 violins, cello, harmonium and piano

    Ensemble: Taverner Players. Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
    • Christmas Carols: Taverner Consort, Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott.
    • Virgin Classics.
    • 14.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk

    Le Banjo, Op 15

    Performer: Cécile Licad.
    • NAXOS.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Come thou, redeemer of the Earth (Veni redemptor gentium)

    Music Arranger: George Ratcliffe Woodward. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Director: Philip Ledger.
    • EMI.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 ('The Lark')

    Ensemble: Quatuor Mosaïques.
    • NAIVE.
    • 1.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Des canyons aux étoiles; 1. Le Désert

    Performer: Yvonne Loriod. Performer: Georges Barboteu. Performer: Alain Jacquet. Performer: François Dupin. Ensemble: Ars Nova. Conductor: Marius Constant.
    • ERATO.
    • 1.
  • John Bull

    Ut re mi fa sol la

    Ensemble: Charivari Agréable.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Clive Osgood

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand. (2016 BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition shortlist)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Fantasia on Christmas carols for baritone, chorus and orchestra

    Singer: Hervey Alan. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
    • The World of Vaughan Williams.
    • Decca.
    • 14.
  • Dmitri Kabalevsky

    Colas Breugnon (Overture)

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • Russian Overtures: Russian National Orchestra, Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 5.

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