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Tuesday - Petroc's Classical Christmas

Christmas Day Breakfast with Petroc Trelawny, including the winning entry in the Breakfast Carol Competition. Plus your musical requests and suggestions.


2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C major, D 956 (2nd mvt)

    Ensemble: Hagen Quartett. Performer: Heinrich Schiff.
    • DG.
  • 2018 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition WINNING ENTRY

    • John Merrick

      The Bee Carol

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
  • Cécile Louise Chaminade

    Autrefois (6 Pieces humoristiques, Op.87)

    Performer: Shura Cherkassky.
    • DECCA.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Was die Welt (Cantata no.64, BWV.64)

    Singer: Gillian Keith. Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists. Director: Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
    • Cantatas Vol. 15: New York.
    • 5.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjuez (1st mvt)

    Performer: Xuefei Yang. Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya. Conductor: Eije Oue.
    • Classical 2011.
    • EMI.
    • 19.
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Hodie Christus natus est

    Ensemble: The Sixteen. Director: Harry Christophers.
    • A Renaissance Christmas.
    • CORO.
    • 2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Concerto Grosso in C major, HWV 318, 'Alexander's Feast'

    Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin.
    • Handel: Ombra mai fu: Andreas Scholl/Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
  • Naji Hakim

    Ding Dong, Merrily on High

    Choir: BBC Singers. Director: Bob Chilcott.
    • BBC recording.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony No 82 in C major, 'The Bear' (4th mvt)

    Orchestra: Concentus Musicus Wien. Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    • Haydn: The Paris Symphonies Nos.82-87.
    • BMG Classics.
    • 4.
  • Al Chorney

    Snowbound for Christmas

    Ensemble: The DeCastro Sisters. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Various Artists - Snowbound for Christmas - Fun Songs, Classics & Rarities.
    • JASMINE.
    • 15.
  • Takashi Yoshimatsu

    White Landscapes, Op. 47a; (2nd mvt)

    Performer: John Barrow. Performer: Jonathan Price. Performer: Kate Wilson. Ensemble: Manchester Camerata. Conductor: Sachio Fujioka.
    • Yoshimatsu: Piano Concerto etc..
    • CHANDOS.
    • 8.
  • Trad.

    Tarantella del Gargano

    Singer: Alfio Antico. Ensemble: L’Arpeggiata. Director: Christina Pluhar.
    • ALPHA.
  • Claude Debussy

    Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)

    Performer: Pascal Rogé.
    • Fur Elise, Piano Music by Beethoven, Chopin, etc.: Ashkenezy etc..
    • Decca.
    • 12.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Adagio in E major, K 261

    Performer: Julia Fischer. Orchestra: Nederlands Kamerorkest. Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg.
    • Mozart: Violin Concertos nos.3 & 4: Fischer/Netherlands Chamber Orchestra/Kreizb.
    • Pentatone.
    • 7.
  • Celebrity Festive Favourites - Susan Calman

    • Felix Mendelssohn

      Hark the Herald Angels Sing

      Music Arranger: John Rutter. Music Arranger: Sir David Willcocks. Choir: The Bach Choir. Performer: John Birch. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Rutter.
      • DECCA.
      • 23.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Symphony No 5 in E flat major, Op 82 (3rd mvt)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jukka‐Pekka Saraste.
    • Sibelius/Lutoslawski: Various works: London Philharmonic Orch/Saraste.
    • LPO.
  • Oscar Hammerstein II

    The Surrey with the Fringe on the Top (Oklahoma)

    Composer: Richard Rodgers. Singer: Marlene Dietrich. Orchestra: Unnamed orchestra. Conductor: Jimmy Carrell.
    • The Very Best Of Marlene Dietrich.
    • Disconforme.
    • 7.
  • Otto Goldschmidt

    A Tender Shoot

    Choir: Choir of King’s College, Cambridge. Director: Stephen Cleobury.
    • EMI.
  • Eric Coates

    Concert Waltz 'Footlights'

    Orchestra: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: John Wilson.
    • Avie.
  • 2018 Radio 3 Breakfast Carol Competition WINNING ENTRY

    • John Merrick

      The Bee Carol

      Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Bob Chilcott.
      • BBC recording.
  • Georges Bizet

    Petite Suite 'Jeux d'enfants'

    Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Haitink.
    • Bizet: Symphony in C etc.: Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink.
    • Philips.
    • 5.
  • Antonín Dvořák


    Orchestra: Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians.
    • ASV.


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