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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Phil Kids, Foyle at 40, Lesser-known Carols

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet talks to John about everything from Bartok to model trains. John finds out more about the Phil Kids choir in Belfast. Music from BBC Radio 'Foyle at 40.'

Pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet talks to John about everything from Bartok to model trains. Members of the Phil Kids choir and director Lynsey Callaghan discuss their recent success at the Derry Choral Festival and look ahead to Christmas and beyond. Music from Ruth McGinley and the Prima Quartet from the BBC Radio 'Foyle at 40' birthday celebration. John picks three lesser-known Christmas carols for his Classical Connection.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    March from The Nutcracker

    Performer: Unknown.
  • John Rutter

    Candlelight Carol

    Performer: Wells Cathedral Choir. Performer: Jonathan Vaughn. Performer: Matthew Owens.
  • Victor Hely-Hutchinson

    Scherzo from Carol Symphony

    Performer: Pro Arte Orchestra. Performer: Barry Rose.
  • Béla Bartók

    Series A, Romanian Christmas Carols, Sz, 57, BB 67

    Performer: Jenő Jandó.
  • Trad. Arr. Robert de Cormier and Eddie Sauter

    Twelve Days of Christmas

    Performer: Leonard Bernstein. Performer: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. Performer: New York Philharmonic.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Ev'ry Valley Shall be Exalted from Messiah

    Performer: Michael Schade. Performer: Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Performer: Arnold Schoenberg Chor.
  • Irving Berlin

    White Christmas

    Performer: Bing Crosby. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Nick Ingman.
  • William Byrd

    Vigilate

    Performer: Choir of St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. Performer: Luke Bond. Performer: James Vivian.
  • Trad.

    The First Noel

    Performer: Rick Wakeman.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jauchzet, frohlocket! (from Christmas Oratorio)

    Music Arranger: Bill Dobbins. Performer: Klaus Osterloh. Performer: Hans Dekker. Performer: WDR Big Band Köln.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Wolcum Yole! (from Ceremony of Carols)

    Performer: NYCoS National Girls Choir. Performer: Claire Jones. Performer: Christopher Bell.
  • Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Performer: Bing Crosby. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Nick Ingman.
  • Träd

    Convidando Esta Noche

    Performer: The Toronto Consort.
  • Träd

    Heissa Buama

    Performer: Chamber Choir Ireland. Performer: Paul Hillier.
  • Träd

    Noël nouvelet

    Performer: Christian Foreshaw. Performer: Grace Davidson. Performer: The Sanctuary Ensemble.
  • Philip Glass

    Mishima from String Quartet No. 3

    Performer: Prima Quartet.
  • Ludovico Einaudi

    Le Onde

    Performer: Prima Quartet. Performer: Ruth McGinley.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    Das Wort ward Fleisch

    Performer: Yale Schola Cantorum. Performer: David Hill.
  • Leroy Anderson

    Sleigh Ride

    Performer: Unknown Artist.
  • Jule Styne And Sammy Cahn

    Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

    Performer: Bing Crosby. Performer: London Symphony Orchestra. Performer: Steve Sidwell.
  • Franz Schubert

    Ave Maria

    Performer: The Priests. Performer: The Irish Film Orchestra. Performer: Sally Herbert.
  • Alan Silvestri

    Suite from the Polar Express

    Performer: Alan Silvestri.
  • Adolphe Adam

    O Holy Night

    Performer: Julian Ovenden. Performer: Budapest City Orchestra.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio

    Performer: Bach‐Collegium Stuttgart. Conductor: Helmuth Rilling.

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