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Monday - Petroc’s classical alternative

Petroc Trelawny presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, with the last of this year's musical Advent Calendar, plus a special Christmas Sounds of the Earth.


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Michael Praetorius

    Ein Kind geborn in Bethlehem

    Ensemble: Stile Antico.
    • A Wondrous Mystery.
    • 1.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Etude romantique Op.132 for piano

    Performer: Johann Blanchard.
    • MDG.
  • Jean Sibelius

    The Swan of Tuonela (Lemminkainen Suite)

    Conductor: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hannu Lintu.
    • ONDINE.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia (Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • The Best of The Academy.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 5.
  • Isaac Albéniz

    Sevilla (Suite Espanola No 1, Op 47)

    Music Arranger: Francisco Tárrega. Music Arranger: Miguel Llobet Solés. Performer: Thibaut Garcia.
    • Leyendas.
    • Warner Classics.
    • 2.
  • Celebrity Festive Favourites - the Reverend Kate Bottley

    • Richard Storrs Willis

      It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

      Ensemble: The King’s Singers. Music Arranger: Robert Rice.
      • Signum Classics.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rondo in G minor, Op 94

    Performer: Sol Gabetta. Orchestra: DR SymfoniOrkestret. Conductor: Mario Venzago.
    • RCA.
  • Advent Calendar

    • Jean de Brébeuf

      The Huron Carol

      Music Arranger: Robert B. Anderson. Choir: Elora Festival Singers. Director: Noel Edison.
      • The Mystery of Christmas.
      • NAXOS.
      • 1.
  • Traditional Scottish

    The Gravel Walk - Over the isles to America

    Music Arranger: Jeannette Sorrell. Performer: Jeannette Sorrell. Ensemble: Apollo’s Fire.
    • Christmas On Sugarloaf Mountain.
    • AVIE.
    • 16.
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    Polonaise (Christmas Eve - suite: no.6)

    Performer: The Fairey Band. Music Arranger: Denis Wright.
    • DECCA.
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

    Hiawatha Overture, Op.30

    Orchestra: RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Adrian Leaper.
    • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, orchestral works.
    • 1.
  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Noël, H531; Noël, H534

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Christmas Concertos.
    • Archiv.
    • 1-4.
  • Trad.

    Gabriel's Message

    Music Arranger: Edgar Pettman. Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Sir David Willcocks.
    • 100 Years Of 9 Lessons And Carols.
    • King's College.
    • 1.
  • Franz Lachner

    Wind Quintet No 2 in E flat major (4th mvt)

    Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin.
    • Danzi and Lachner: Blaserquintette.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 12.
  • Irving Berlin

    White Christmas

    Performer: Jascha Heifetz. Orchestra: Unnamed orchestra. Conductor: Salvador Camarata.
    • DECCA.
    • 25.
  • Johan Anders Bær

    Spring Migration (extract)

    Singer: Johan Anders Bær. Ensemble: Ensemble Instrumental.
    • DAT.
    • 1.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Sleigh Ride

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: Arthur Fiedler.
    • DG.
    • 12.
  • Muzio Clementi

    Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 24 No 2

    Performer: Lamar Crowson.
    • Decca.
  • Joseph Haydn

    The Heavens are telling (The Creation)

    Singer: Arleen Augér. Singer: Philip Langridge. Singer: David Thomas. Choir: CBSO Chorus. Orchestra: CBSO Chorus. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.
    • CORO.
    • 14.
  • George Gershwin

    Strike Up the Band (overture)

    Orchestra: Unknown. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • Elektra Nonesuch.
  • Michael Berkeley

    This Endernight

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.
    • 100 Years Of 9 Lessons And Carols.
    • King's College.
    • 19.


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