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Breakfast Carol Competition Results

Live from Maida Vale Studios in London, Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show and announces the winner of the 2018 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition.

Live from Maida Vale Studios in London, Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show and announces the winner of the 2018 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition.Earlier this year, amateur composers were challenged to create new music for a poem – The Bee Carol - by UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Hundreds of entries were whittled down to just 6 by a panel of expert judges, including the Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir, and Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers Bob Chilcott. For the last week, listeners have been voting for their favourite, and the winner of the most votes will be revealed by Petroc during the last hour of the programme. He is joined by the BBC Singers, conducted by Bob Chilcott, who will perform the winning carol live, as well as some traditional Christmas favourites.
The winning competition carol will be broadcast throughout the Christmas period as part of the seasonal celebrations on on BBC Radio 3.

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2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Thomas Weelkes

    To shorten winter's sadness

    Choir: Uppsala Akademiska Kammarkör. Conductor: Stefan Parkman.
    • Winter Sounds.
    • FOOTPRINT.
    • 4.
  • Thomas Weelkes

    To shorten winter's sadness

    Performer: Quadriga Consort.
    • On a Cold Winter's Day.
    • Carpe Diem.
    • 7.
  • Bob Chilcott

    The Shepherd's Carol

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
    • Man I Sing: Choral Music By Bob Chilcott.
    • Signum.
    • 14.
  • Franz Berwald

    Septet in B flat major (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Gervase de Peyer. Ensemble: Melos Ensemble.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

    Performer: Philip McCann. Performer: Black Dyke Band. Music Arranger: Gordon Langford. Conductor: Major Peter Parkes.
    • The World's Most Beautiful Melodies.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata no. 106, BWV106; I. Sonatina; II. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

    Singer: Hertha Töpper. Singer: Ernst Haefliger. Singer: Theo Adam. Choir: Munich Bach Choir. Orchestra: Munich Bach Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Richter.
    • DG.
  • Zdenek Fibich

    At Twilight

    Orchestra: Czech Philharmonic. Conductor: Václav Neumann.
    • SUPRAPHON.
  • Anonymous

    Magne virtutum conditor - O Emanuel rex noster

    Performer: Huelgas Ensemble. Performer: Huelgas Schola. Performer: Paul Van Nevel.
    • Cypriot Advent Antiphons.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony No 24 in B flat major, K 182

    Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Adam Fischer.
    • Dacapo.
  • Kate Rusby

    Sweet Bells

    • Sweet Bells.
    • Pure Records.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    String Quartet No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 44 No. 2: III. Andante - attac

    Ensemble: Quatuor Arod.
    • Mendelssohn.
    • Erato/Warner Classics.
    • 3.
  • Harold Edwin Darke

    In the bleak midwinter

    Performer: Douglas Tang. Performer: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Author: Christina Rossetti. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Singer: Hugo Herman-Wilson. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • Favourite Carols From King's.
    • The Choir of King's College Cambridge.
    • 016.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Horn Concerto, Op 58 (1st mvt)

    Performer: David Pyatt. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite.
    • British Horn Concertos.
    • LYRITA.
    • 10.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in C sharp, BWV 848

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • DECCA.
  • Jonathan Rathbone

    The Oxen

    Choir: Tenebrae. Conductor: Nigel Short.
    • What Sweeter Music- Songs and Carols for Christmas.
    • Signum.
    • 13.
  • Émile Waldteufel

    Les Patineurs, Op 183

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
    • Great Cnoductors of the 20th Century - Herbert Von Karajan.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 1.
  • Adriana Caselotti

    Some Day My Prince Will Come

    • Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen

    Some Day My Prince Will Come

    • Oscar Peterson & Nelson Riddle.
    • Verve.
    • 4.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13, 'Pathétique' (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Steven Osborne.
    • Beethoven Piano Sonatas: 'Moonlight' 'Pathetique' 'Waldstein' Steven Osborne pia.
    • Hyperion.
    • 5.
  • Philip Lane

    Overture on French Carols

    Conductor: Barry Wordsworth. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
    • The Night Before Christmas.
    • Naxos.
  • Rodion Shchedrin

    Carmen Ballet Suite (Bolero; Torero)

    Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev. Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra.
    • Shchedrin: Carmen Suite etc: Russian National Orchestra/Pletnev.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8-9.
  • Henry Litolff

    Concerto symphonique No 4 in D minor (2nd mvt)

    Performer: Yuja Wang. Orchestra: San Francisco Symphony. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • AVIE.
  • George Butterworth

    Come my own one (11 Folk-songs from Sussex)

    Performer: Iain Burnside. Singer: Roderick Williams.
    • George Butterworth, Songs from A Shropshire Lad: Williams / Burnside.
    • Naxos.
    • 24.

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