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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents a Christmas Eve edition of Radio 3's classical breakfast show. With listener requests and the opening of the last window in the musical advent Calendar.

Christmas Eve Breakfast with Martin Handley. Martin presents a musical Christmas feast, including listener requests, and opens the last window in our musical Advent Calendar. We also have another chance to hear the winning entry in the Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition.

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Christmas Eve 2016 07:00

Music Played

  • Philip Lane

    Overture on French Carols

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Von Himmel hoch: Chorale Prelude BWV 700

    Performer: Sir David Willcocks.
    • EMI.
  • John Rutter

    Shepherds pipe carol

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • John Rutter

    Donkey carol

    Choir: The Cambridge Singers. Orchestra: City of London Sinfonia. Conductor: John Rutter.
    • Collegium.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Pastorale 'Ungarisches Weinachtslied'

    Performer: Martin Roscoe.
    • Hyperion.
  • Johann David Heinichen

    Concerto à 8 in C major

    Performer: Pieter Brulleman. Performer: Baldrick Deerenberg. Performer: Sabine d'Hont. Performer: Barbara Karst. Orchestra: Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen.
    • Christmas Concertos - Kammerochestrer Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Frederick Delius

    Sleigh Ride (Winter Night)

    Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • Delius in Norway.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 5.
  • John Sheppard

    Verbum caro factum est

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • Puer Natus Est, Tudor Music For Advent and Christmas: Stile Antico.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 12.
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky

    Valse sentimentale, Op.51 No.6

    Performer: Heinrich Schiff. Performer: Samuel Sanders.
    • PHILIPS.
  • Ward Swingle

    A visit from St Nicholas

    Choir: Elmer Iseler Singers. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • Philips.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Sleigh Ride

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Arthur Fiedler.
    • DG.
  • George Crumb

    Little Suite For Christmas A.D. 1979; canticle of the Holy Night

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • HYPERION: CDA68108.
    • Hyperion.
    • 10.
  • Anon.

    Coventry Carol

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Director: Peter Phillips.
    • Christmas Carols and Motets.
    • Gimell.
    • 6.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for vln & orch (RV.297) (Op.8`4) "L'Inverno"

    Performer: Jeanne Lamon. Ensemble: Tafelmusik. Director: Jeanne Lamon.
    • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Tafelmusik, Lamon.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 10.
  • Jessica Reeves

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

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: David Hill.
    • BBC recording.
  • Angela Morley

    Snowride

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Naxos.
  • Benjamin Britten

    A Ceremony of Carols

    Performer: Sioned Williams. Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Hyperion.
  • Anon.

    We wish you a Merry Christmas

    Choir: Elmer Iseler Singers. Ensemble: Canadian Brass.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 16.

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