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Claire Martin, Joe Stligoe and Andrew Cottee, Jules Maxwell, Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman

Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by Claire Martin, Joe Stilgoe & Andrew Cottee, and pianists Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman. He also talks to composer Jules Maxwell.

Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by vocalists Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe, with arranger and conductor Andrew Cottee, to preview their live show 'A Very Merry Christmas'. He also talks to composer Jules Maxwell about 'The Lost Thing': a re-imagining of Shaun Tan's celebrated picture book presented by The Royal Opera and Candoco Dance Company, and featuring new music by Jules. And piano duet Tessa Uys and Ben Schoeman play live.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jauchzet, frohlocket (Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248)

    Choir: Amsterdam Baroque Choir. Orchestra: Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Ton Koopman.
    • ERATO.
  • Jule Styne And Sammy Cahn

    Let it Snow

    Performer: Joe Stilgoe. Performer: Matt Regan.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Scherzo in A minor Op.81`2 for string quartet [no.2 of "4 pieces" for string quartet]

    Ensemble: Consone Quartet.
    • Ambronay.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Symphony No 1 in D Minor, Op 13 (2nd mvt)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
    • Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 1 & Isle of the Dead.
    • London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • 3.
  • Samuel Dushkin

    Tango (Arr. for Violin & Piano)

    Composer: Igor Stravinsky. Performer: Ilya Gringolts. Performer: Peter Laul.
    • Stravinsky: Music for Violin, Vol. 2.
    • BIS.
    • 801.
  • Jacques Brel

    Les Bonbons

    Singer: Jacques Brel.
    • Infiniment.
    • Barclay.
    • 8.
  • Traditional Russian

    Coachman, Don't hurry the horses

    Music Arranger: Boris Borisov. Singer: Zurab Sotkilava. Orchestra: Russian Orchestra of the Ostankino TV Company. Conductor: Nikolay Alexeyevich Nekrasov.
    • Russian Tenor arias by Mussorgsky etc...
    • Sony Classical.
    • 12.
  • Claude Debussy

    The Snow is Dancing (Children's Corner)

    Performer: Angela Hewitt.
    • Debussy: Children's Corner, Suite Bergamasque, Pour le Piano: Angela Hewitt.
    • Hyperion.
    • 4.
  • Mel Tormé

    Christmas Song

    Performer: Claire Martin. Performer: Matt Regan.
  • J. Fred Coots

    Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

    Composer: Haven Gillespie. Performer: Claire Martin. Performer: Joe Stilgoe.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat major, Op 73, 'Emperor' (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Leif Ove Andsnes. Orchestra: Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
    • The Beethoven Journey.
    • Sony Classics.
    • 3.
  • Leonardo Vinci

    Catone in Utica (Sinfonia)

    Ensemble: Il Pomo d’Oro. Conductor: Riccardo Minasi.
    • Decca.
  • Michael Praetorius

    Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen

    Choir: The King’s Singers.
    • SIGNUM.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 5 - 2nd movement extract

    Performer: Tessa Uys. Performer: Ben Schoeman.
  • Johannes Brahms

    Hungarian Dance in D minor

    Performer: Tessa Uys. Performer: Ben Schoeman.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Symphony in E-Flat Major, K. 16: I. Molto allegro

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: Gottfried von der Goltz.
    • Mozart, Youth Symphonies.
    • Aparté.
    • 101.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 9 - 4th movement

    Performer: Tessa Uys. Performer: Ben Schoeman.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite in D major, HWV 341

    Performer: Alison Balsom. Performer: Trevor Pinnock. Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Trevor Pinnock.
    • Purcell, Handel: Sound the Trumpet: Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock.
    • EMI Classics.
  • Jules Maxwell

    The Janitor's Song from The Lost Thing

    Performer: Bethan Langford. Performer: Rachel Starritt.


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