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Breakfast Carol Competition shortlist

Live from BBC Maida Vale, Petroc Trelawny presents the BBC Singers performing the shortlisted entries in this year’s Breakfast Carol Competition. Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk

Live from the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London, Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, announcing the six shortlisted entries in the 2018 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition. This year, we challenged amateur composers to create new music for The Bee Carol, a poem by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. The BBC Singers directed by Bob Chilcott perform the shortlisted carols live in the studio, and listeners are invited to vote for the overall winner. To vote for your favourite carol go to bbc.co.uk/radio3. Voting opens at 9am today and closes at 5pm on December 20th, with the winner being announced in Breakfast on Friday December 21st.

Email 3Breakfast@bbc.co.uk

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Élégie, Op 24

    Performer: Steven Isserlis. Performer: Pascal Devoyon.
    • RCA.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Sinfonia in F major for alto recorder, viola da gamba and strings

    Performer: Peter Holtslag. Performer: Mark Caudle. Ensemble: Parley of Instruments. Conductor: Roy Goodman.
    • Telemann: Recorder Concertos: Peter Holtslag, The Parley of Instruments.
    • Hyperion.
    • 16.
  • Franz Schubert

    Entr'acte No 3 (Rosamunde, D 797)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Pierre Monteux.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, BWV 863 (Book 1, The Well-Tempered Clavier)

    Performer: Till Fellner.
    • J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Till Fellner.
    • ECM.
    • 11-12.
  • Edvard Grieg

    Norwegian Dance, Op 35 No 1

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Bjarte Engeset.
    • NAXOS.
  • Philip Ledger

    The voice of the angel Gabriel (first recording)

    Performer: Jonathan Vaughn. Ensemble: Wells Cathedral Choir. Conductor: Matthew Owens.
    • Jingle Wells.
    • REGENT.
    • 3.
  • Gillian Whitehead

    Torua

    Performer: Jindřich Pazdera. Performer: Patricia Goodson.
    • RATTLE.
  • Alexander Borodin

    String Sextet in D minor

    Performer: Louise Williams. Performer: Raphael Wallfisch. Ensemble: Lindsay String Quartet.
    • ASV.
  • Kenneth Leighton

    Missa De Gloria - VI. Ite, Missa Est

    Performer: Stephen Farr.
    • Resonus Classics : RES10178.
    • Resonus Classics.
    • 14.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Rose Adagio (The Sleeping Beauty)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake; Sleeping Beauty; The Nutcracker - Highlights.
    • EMI.
    • 7.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Study in E major, Op 10 No 3

    Performer: Murray Perahia.
    • Sony.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    A Night on the Bare Mountain

    Orchestrator: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Orchestra: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
    • Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition etc.: Jansons.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 16.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Cantata No 140)

    Performer: Albrecht Mayer. Music Arranger: Andreas N. Tarkmann. Orchestra: The English Concert. Choir: Trinity Baroque.
    • Voices of Bach: Albrecht Meyer.
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Claude Debussy

    Tarantelle styrienne

    Performer: Zoltán Kocsis.
    • Debussy: Preludes Books I & II: Zoltan Kocsis.
    • Philips.
    • 21.
  • Richard Galloway

    The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • Live performance.
  • David Hughes

    The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • Live performance.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Gigue in G major (Pièces de clavecin, 1707)

    Performer: Karen Flint.
    • Jacquet de la Guerre: Complete Works for Harpsichord.
    • Plectra.
    • 12.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Menuet in G major (Pièces de clavecin, 1707)

    Performer: Karen Flint.
    • Jacquet de la Guerre: Complete Works for Harpsichord.
    • Plectra.
    • 13.
  • Aaron Copland

    Fanfare for the Common Man

    Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • The Copland Collection.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.
  • Matthew Jackson

    The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott. Performer: Richard Pearce.
    • Live performance.
  • John Merrick

    The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • Live performance.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 19 in E flat major, K 132 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Dacapo.
  • Joy Williams

    The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • Live performance.
  • Andrew Woodward

    The Bee Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Performer: Richard Pearce. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • Live performance.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Bagatelle in C major, Op 33 No 5

    Performer: Alfred Brendel.
    • Philips.

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