Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Win My First Orchestra Book and CD 

    This week, Classical Kids and are giving you the chance to win a copy of 'My First Orchestra Book'. We meet Tormod the Troll who loves music and decides to leave his mountain-top cave, to travel the world and find different sounds. Along the way he meets lots of musicians who help him understand the instruments of the orchestra, and play lots of wonderful music for Tormod.

    This is another beautiful book in the Naxos Books range, complete with a CD full of musical examples. We have five copies up for grabs and to win, just answer this question: 

    Which of these is NOT a section of the orchestra: 

    a) The Brass Section 
    b) The String Section
    c) The Vegetable Section

    Email the correct answer with your name and full postal address to by Monday December 22nd at 5pm and we'll contact our winners directly. And for lots more great albums in the Naxos range for younger listeners, visit the children's section of their website.

    Classical Kids Sunday 21 December 2014


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    As Christmas morning gets closer, we'll hear a special recording of The Night Before Christmas told by Risteárd Cooper, and we'll have a Christmas singalong with RTÉ Cór na nÓg.

    Christmas Day, 7am

    Wake up to Classical Kids this Christmas Day as The Muppets join us for a song, and we'll hear the story of The Snowman with music by Howard Blake.Plus the magical tale of The Nutcracker with music by Tchaikovsky, and we'll hear some of the wonderful school and junior choirs who entered this year's Choirs for Christmas competition.

    St. Stephen's Day, 7am

    Ellie is a smart, brave girl who lives in a world of selfish grown-ups who are too busy to pay her any attention, but when she discovers a developer’s plan to ruin her favourite park, it’s up to her to save the day! ‘Different Voices’ is a modern-day 'Peter and the Wolf' and we’ll hear Debbie Wiseman’s story and music this morning, narrated by Stephen Fry and the instruments of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with guest vocalist Hayley Westenra.

    Sunday December 28th

    We’ve a special treat for the last Sunday of 2014, a recording of Benjamin Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde, based on the biblical tale of Noah’s Flood. It was performed as part of the Limerick City of Culture celebrations last March, and features talented young singers and musicians from schools and workshops across Limerick and Clare. (Photo by Damien Wilson of WiDu Media)

    Sunday January 4th

    Classical Kids is starting the New Year in style - with the first ever CBeebies Prom, recorded at last Summer’s BBC Proms. Take a journey through the history of classical music with some of your favourite CBeebies characters, in an adventure that includes live music from the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra featuring some great CBeebies theme tunes and other classical favourites.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:04
      Title: Concerto No.1 In F Major (3rd Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Ferlendis, Giuseppe
      Performer(s): Andrea Gullickson (Oboe)
      Performer(s): Andrea Gullickson (Oboe), Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Down a River of Time: Oboe Concertos from the Baroque to the Present, Cala Records, CACD1037
      Duration: 3:57
    • 07:08
      Title: Silent Night
      Composer: Gruber/Mohr
      Performer(s): Cor Na Nog
      Performer(s): Cor Na Nog
      Album: Seasonal Favourites & Traditional Songs, Rte Guide, RTEGUIDE
      Duration: 2:57
    • 07:10
      Title: Candlelight Carol
      Composer: Rutter, John
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra, Rte Cor Na Nog
      Album: A Christmas Celebration - RTE Concert Orchestra, RTE Cor na nOg, RTE Lyric FM
      Duration: 3:45
    • 07:15
      Title: Hansel & Gretel (Excerpt With Narration)
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): Jennifer Larmore (Hansel) & Rebecca Evans (Gretel)
      Performer(s): Jennifer Larmore (Hansel) & Rebecca Evans (Gretel), Philharmonia Orchestra, New London Children's Choir
      Album: Hansel & Gretel, Chandos, Chan 3143 (2)
      Duration: 12:51
    • 07:29
      Title: Classic Sleighride
      Composer: Mozart, Leopold
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bbc Concert Orchestra, Bbc Singers
      Album: The Night Before Christmas ~~ G4700, Naxos, 8570331
      Duration: 3:12
    • 07:32
      Title: Crazy For You: Overture
      Composer: George And Ira Gershwin
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Crazy For You Broadway Cast Recording, Angel, Cdc7546182
      Duration: 3:42
    • 07:37
      Title: The Night Before Christmas
      Composer: Lane, Philip
      Performer(s): Risteard Cooper (Narrator)
      Performer(s): Risteard Cooper (Narrator), Rte National Symphony Orchestra
      Album: RTE NSO Christmas Lunchtime (3), RTE
      Duration: 6:27
    • 07:44
      Title: Espana -- Not Available
      Composer: Chabrier, Emmanuel
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 8852) ~~ G111108, Chandos, 8852
      Duration: 6:02
    • 07:51
      Title: Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Op.46 (4th Movement) In The Hall Of The Mountain King
      Composer: Grieg, Edvard
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Grieg: Piano Concertos - Peer Gynt Suites, Deutsche Grammophon, 445 604-2
      Duration: 3:04
    • 07:55
      Title: Away In A Manger
      Composer: Trad Arr Armstrong
      Performer(s): Cor Na Nog With Owen Brady
      Performer(s): Cor Na Nog With Owen Brady
      Album: Nollaig Essential Irish Christmas, All Media Entertainment, CACD9903
      Duration: 2:34
    • 07:59
      Title: Carol Of The Bells
      Performer(s): Not Available (P)
      Performer(s): Not Available (P)
      Album: Home Alone - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, ITUNES
      Duration: 1:24

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