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Friday - Petroc Trelawny

Breakfast with Petroc Trelawny, who is joined in the studio by the BBC Singers who will perform the winning entry in the Breakfast Carol Competition. Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

Breakfast with Petroc Trelawny.

Petroc Trelawny announces the winner of Radio 3's Breakfast Carol Competition.

Back in August, we challenged amateur composers to create a 21st-century carol for a 15th-century text: Sir Christemas. 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, former Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers.

Email 3breakfast@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Der Herr ist mit mir, BuxWV 15 (Alleluia)

    Choir: Accentus Chamber Choir. Orchestra: Concerto Köln. Conductor: Laurence Equilbey.
    • Nuit Sacrée: Accentus/Concerto Köln/Laurence Equilbey.
    • Naive.
    • 5.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cantique de Jean Racine, Op 11

    Choir: Corydon Singers. Performer: John Scott. Conductor: Matthew Best.
    • Hyperion.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto for violin and orch (RV.297) (Op.8`4) in F minor "L'Inverno"

    Performer: Enrico Onofri. Ensemble: Il Giardino Armonico. Director: Giovanni Antonini.
    • Il Giardino Armonico.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 10-12.
  • Traditional

    El Decembre Congelat

    Music Arranger: Tim Bayley. Singer: Deborah Catterall. Ensemble: The York Waits.
    • Yule Riding.
    • BEAUTIFUL JO.
    • 19.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Cantata No 62)

    Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent. Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe.
    • J S Bach - Advent Cantatas.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 15.
  • Richard Wagner

    Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Prelude)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Wagner: Orchestral music: Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Judith Weir

    Illuminare Jerusalem

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Performer: Peter Stevens. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • A Festival Of Nine Lessons and Carols.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 6.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Capriccio in E minor, Op 81 No 3

    Ensemble: Pacifica Quartet.
    • Mendelssohn - The Complete String Quartets.
    • CEDILLE.
    • 11.
  • John Foster

    While shepherds watched their flocks by night

    Choir: Psalmody. Ensemble: The Parley of Instruments. Director: Peter Holman.
    • While Shepherds Watched.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Peter Warlock

    Bethlehem Down

    Ensemble: VOCES8.
    • Christmas.
    • SIGNUM CLASSICS.
    • 14.
  • Johann David Heinichen

    Pastorale in A major

    Ensemble: Musica Antiqua Köln. Conductor: Reinhard Goebel.
    • Concerti "per l'orchestra di Dresda": Musica Antiqua Koln.
    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 16.
  • Jonathan Carne

    Lannanta Carol

    Choir: Truro Cathedral Choir. Performer: Chris Gray. Director: Robert Sharpe.
    • Pader An Arleth.
    • REGENT.
    • 6.
  • Friday Poem

    • "The night before Christmas" by Clement Moore, ready by Louis Armstrong.

  • Irving Berlin

    White Christmas (Holiday Inn) - extract

    Singer: Louis Armstrong. Ensemble: Unknown.
    • Christmas Crooners.
    • MUSIC CLUB.
    • 1.
  • Jack Fox

    Zat You, Santa Claus?

    Singer: Louis Armstrong. Ensemble: Unknown.
    • CD details tbc.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Well-Tempered Clavier: No. 22: Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor, BWV 891

    Performer: Peter Hill.
    • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II.
    • DELPHIAN.
    • 19-20.
  • Traditional French

    Angels from the Realms of Glory

    Music Arranger: Reginald Jacques. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    La Nativite Du Seigneur (Les Anges)

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • La Nativite Du Seigneur.
    • ERATO.
    • 6.
  • Edward Elgar

    Chanson De Nuit, Op. 15 No. 1

    Performer: Tasmin Little. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.
    • The Lark Ascending.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 7.
  • Traditional Polish

    Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

    Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: David Hill.
    • Live performance.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Linden Lea

    Singer: Sir Thomas Allen. Performer: John Constable.
    • An Anthology of English Song: Various artists.
    • Novello.
    • 7.
  • Matthew Curtis

    Christmas Rush for orchestra

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • Another Night Before Christmas.
    • NAXOS.
    • 9.
  • 2017 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition Winner

    • Bernard Trafford

      Sir Christemas

      Choir: BBC Singers. Singer: Olivia Robinson. Conductor: David Hill.
      • Live performance.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Dardanus (Prologue: Overture)

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Music at the Court of Versailles: Charpentier/Delalande/Lully/Rameau.
    • Erato.
    • 7.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Air en rondeau (Dardanus)

    Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Music at the Court of Versailles: Charpentier/Delalande/Lully/Rameau.
    • Erato.
    • 11.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Rondo in D major K.382 for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Murray Perahia. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra.
    • SONY.

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