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Saturday - Martin Handley

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show. This month we are featuring a daily prelude and fugue from Book 2 of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, and today's is No.23 in B major, BWV.892. Also including listener requests and the Breakfast Advent Calendar.


2 hours

Music Played

  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Hänsel und Gretel (Overture)

    Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden. Conductor: Colin Davis.
    • Philips.
  • Franz Xaver Gruber

    Silent Night

    Music Arranger: Stephen Darlington. Lyricist: Josef Mohr. Choir: Westminster Cathedral Choir. Director: James OʼDonnell.
    • Adeste Fideles: Christmas music from Westminster Cathedral.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.
  • Carl Nielsen

    Aladdin's Dream; Dance Of The Morning Mists (Aladdin Suite)

    Orchestra: Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Esa‐Pekka Salonen.
    • Salonen Conducts Nielsen.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 7.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    O Maria

    Singer: María Cristina Kiehr. Ensemble: Concerto Soave.
    • Strozzi: Sacri Musicali Affetti.
    • l'empreinte digitale.
    • 16.
  • Giovanni Battista Riccio


    Ensemble: Les Cornets Noirs.
    • Echo & Riposta.
    • AUDITE.
    • 7.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    The Bells, Op.35 (1st mvt)

    Singer: Dmytro Popov. Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • Rachmaninov: The Bells. Symphonic Dances.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 1.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Bereite dir, Jesu (Cantata BWV 147)

    Singer: Brigitte Geller. Singer: Michael Chance. Singer: Jan Kobow. Singer: Dietrich Henschel. Choir: Monteverdi Choir. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Bach Cantatas.
    • 22.
  • Leopold Mozart

    A musical sleigh ride

    Music Arranger: Philip Lane. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
    • 1.
  • Jan Sandström

    Es ist ein ros entsprungen (after Praetorius)

    Choir: VOCES8.
    • Winter.
    • Decca.
    • 2.
  • Claude Balbastre

    Tous les bourgeois de Châtre

    Performer: Marie‐Claire Alain.
    • Daquin/Balbastre/Noels A L'orgue d'uzes/Christmas Organ Music Marie-Claire Alain.
    • Erato.
    • 13.
  • Trad.

    Sans Day Carol

    Singer: Maddy Prior. Ensemble: The Carnival Band.
    • A Tapestry of Carols.
    • Saydisc.
    • 1.
  • Giovanni Gabrieli

    Quem vidistis pastores?

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Ensemble: His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • KGS.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    The Well-Tempered Clavier: No. 23: Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV 892

    Performer: Rosalyn Tureck.
    • Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2.
    • BBC.
    • 11-12.
  • Richard Rodgers

    The Lady is a Tramp

    Lyricist: Lorenz Hart. Singer: Ella Fitzgerald. Ensemble: Buddy Bregman & Orchestra.
    • Essential Jazz Classics.
    • 6.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Messe de Minuit pour Noel (Kyrie)

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Orchestra: English Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
    • Charpentier: Te Deum & Messe de Minuit.
    • EMI.
    • 13.
  • Traditional Norwegian

    Folkkefrelsar, til ossa kom

    Ensemble: Trio Mediæval.
    • Folk Songs.
    • ECM.
    • 20.
  • Pietro Locatelli

    Concerto Grosso in F minor, op.1 no.8 ('Christmas Concerto')

    Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • Locatelli: The Italian Music Master In Amsterdam.
    • 14-16.
  • Carl Davis

    Pride and Prejudice (Theme)

    Performer: Melvyn Tan. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Carl Davis.
    • Pride and Prejudice.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Jule Styne

    Let it snow

    Music Arranger: Misha Mullov-Abbado. Ensemble: Misha Mullov Abbado Group.


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