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Sunday - Martin Handley

Christmas Day Breakfast with Martin Handley, including the winning entry in the Breakfast Carol Competition. Plus your musical requests and suggestions.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Trad.

    Joy to the world! arr. Denson for brass sextet [orig. for chorus]

    Music Arranger: Frank Denson. Ensemble: Empire Brass. Director: Jonathan Menkis.
    • Joy to the World: Music of Christmas.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Kenneth Leighton

    Coventry Carol

    Singer: Nicola Jenkin. Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro.
  • John Gardner

    Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Op 75 No 2

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Hodie - An English Christmas Collection.
    • Coro.
    • 25.
  • Victor Hely-Hutchinson

    A Carol Symphony

    Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Rose.
    • EMI.
  • 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.
  • Traditional Carol

    Deck the halls

    Music Arranger: Craig Leon. Orchestra: London Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Christopher Warren‐Green.
    • Midwinter's Eve, Music for Christmas.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.
  • Frank Bridge

    Sir Roger de Coverley, Christmas Dance

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • Bridge: Orchestral Works Vol. 3: Shelley / BBC NOW / Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 8.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    In dulci jubilo [BWV.751] arr. Kempff for piano

    Performer: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • J.S.Bach: ENglish Suite No.3, Capriccio BWV 992: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 21.
  • Émile Waldteufel

    Les Patineurs, Op 183

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • With love from Vienna: Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Marriner.
    • Philips.
    • 2.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Lieutenant Kije - suite for orchestra, with baritone ad lib. (Op.60), Troika

    Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky Cantata, Lieutenant Kije Suite: Previn, LA Phil.
    • Telarc.
    • 11.
  • John Rutter

    Blow, blow, thou winter wind

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

    The Twelve days of Christmas

    Music Arranger: Douglas Gamley. Singer: Joan Sutherland. Choir: Ambrosian Singers. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • DECCA.
  • Duke Ellington

    The Nutcracker Suite; Toot toot tootie toot

    Orchestra: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra.
    • COLUMBIA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Unser Mund sei voll Lachens (Cantata No 110)

    Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan. Director: Masaaki Suzuki.
    • J.S. Bach - Cantatas 43.
    • BIS.
    • 1.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Polonaise from Christmas Eve

    Orchestra: State Academic Symphony Orchestra of The Russian Federation. Conductor: Evgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov.
    • Waltzes and Polonaises by Russian composers.
    • MELODIYA.
    • 6.
  • Malcolm Archer

    A child is born in Bethlehem (Come and Sing Event)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Choir: Come and Sing Choir. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Claude Debussy

    Children's corner for piano, The Snow is dancing

    Performer: Simon Trpceski.
    • Debussy: Images/Children's Corner etc: Simon Trpceski.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Michael Head

    The Little road to Bethlehem for a capella choir

    Performer: Anna Noakes. Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Nativitas, A celebration of peace: Choir of New College, Oxford/Higginbottom.
    • Erato.
    • 8.
  • Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8, 'Christmas Concerto'

    Ensemble: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op.6.
    • Archiv.
    • 7-12.

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