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Thursday - Petroc Trelawny

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

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 modern version of a Medieval English poem called "Alleluia! A new work is come on hand". 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.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    "He shall feed his flock" (from Messiah)

    Singer: Sheila Armstrong. Singer: Norma Procter. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leopold Stokowski.
    • CALA.
  • Gustav Holst

    Elegy (In Memoriam William Morris) - second movement of Cotswolds Symphony

    Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • Naxos.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No 1

    Performer: Alexandre Tharaud.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    "Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten" from Cantata No. 78

    Singer: Arleen Augér. Singer: Carolyn Watkinson. Ensemble: Bach‐Collegium Stuttgart. Conductor: Helmuth Rilling.
    • Hänssler Classic.
  • Alfredo Casella

    Galop, from Divertimento for Fulvia

    Orchestra: Orchestra della Svizzera italiana. Conductor: Damian Iorio.
    • Naxos.
  • Eric Whitacre

    The Seal Lullaby

    Performer: Christopher Glynn. Choir: Eric Whitacre Singers. Choir: Laudibus. Conductor: Eric Whitacre.
    • Eric Whitacre: Light & Gold: Eric Whitacre.
    • Decca.
    • 7.
  • Franz Schubert

    Marche militaire No 1 in D major, D 733

    Performer: Maria João Pires. Performer: Hüseyin Sermet.
    • Schubert: Fantasie...: Pires, Sermet.
    • Erato.
    • 2.
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar

    Midvinter (Midwinter)

    Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Choir: Gothenburg Concert Hall Choir. Conductor: Neeme Järvi.
    • BIS.
  • Ann Burgess

    Comes the Light

    Performer: Helen Neeves. Performer: Christopher Bowen. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Specially recorded in 2015 for the Radio 3 Carol Competition..
  • Jacqueline Burley

    Can it be true?

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    The Barber of Seville (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • Rossini: 10 Overtures - Chailly.
    • Decca.
    • 4.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Ave Maris Stella

    Singer: Rachel Nicholls. Choir: Canterbury Chamber Choir. Choir: Parmiter's Senior Singers. Orchestra: Orchestra Nova. Conductor: George Vass.
    • Dutton.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Departure (Winter Bonfire, first movement)

    Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: José Serebrier.
    • ASV.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    String Quintet in D major, K593 – Finale (Allegro)

    Ensemble: Chilingirian Quartet. Performer: Yuko Inoue.
    • CRD.
    • 4.
  • Trad.

    Ding Dong Merrily on High

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Richard Pearce.
    • Live performance.
  • Friedrich Gernsheim

    Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op 42: second movement (Andante affettuoso)

    Performer: Linus Roth. Orchestra: Hamburger Symphoniker. Conductor: Johannes Zurl.
    • CPO.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Nocturne in E flat major, Op.9 No.2

    Performer: Lívia Rév.
    • HYPERION.
  • Old Norman tune

    Away in a manger

    Music Arranger: Norman Jakes. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Léo Delibes

    Coppélia (Mazurka)

    Orchestra: Lyon Opera Orchestra. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Delibes: Coppelia: Orchestre de l'opera de Lyon/Nagano.
    • Erato.
    • 4.
  • Jesse Reeves

    Alleluia! A new work is come on hand

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • George Whitefield Chadwick

    Noël, from Symphonic Sketches

    Orchestra: Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Hanson.
    • Mercury.
  • Gerald Finzi

    Who is Silvia from Let us Garlands Bring

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8.
  • Gerald Finzi

    It was a lover and his lass from Let us Garlands Bring

    Singer: Roderick Williams. Performer: Iain Burnside.
    • NAXOS.
    • 11.

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