Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 23 July 2017

Classical Kids

Classical Music for Children with Ian Mc Glynn

Sunday July 30th, 10am

On today's Classical Kids we'll learn about the woodwind instruments including the clarinet and the flute. We'll also find out which of the great composers secretly practiced his music while the rest of his family was asleep in bed, and hear ballet music written for a sleeping princess and dancing knights! 

Sunday August 6th, 10am

This morning we'll hear two stories by the author Margaret Wise Brown. First the story of a bunny rabbit who wants to say goodnight to everything around him before he falls asleep, Goodnight Moon, but it's sung here instead of read. We'll also hear music written about some wonderful wizards including Harry Potter and we'll meet the instruments of the brass family. 

Music Played on the Show


Title: Nagoya Marimbas

Composer: Reich, Steve

Performer(s): Alex Petcu (Marimba)

Album: In Time - Music for Solo Percussion / RTÉ lyric fm / CD151

Duration: 4:29


Title: The Flight Of The Bumblebee

Performer(s): Evelyn Glennie (Percussion)

Album: Rhythm Song

Duration: 1:15


Title: The Rabbit Of Seville

Composer: Rossini, Gioachino

Performer(s): Bugs Bunny (The Barber), Elmer Fudd (The Customer), Warner Bros. Symphony Orchestra

Album: Bugs Bunny on Broadway / Merrie Melodies/Warner Bros. / 9 26494-2

Duration: 6:16


Title: Mazurka In D Op.33 No.2

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Arthur Rubenstein (Piano)

Duration: 2:48


Title: Polonaise In A Op.40 No.1

Composer: Chopin, Frederic

Performer(s): Artur Rubenstein (Piano)

Album: Artur Rubinstein- the Chopin Collection / BMG / Cdcfp9011

Duration: 4:07


Title: English Folk Song Suite (1st Movement) Seventeen Come Sunday

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Performer(s): London Wind Orchestra

Album: Vaughan Williams / Platinum / PLT 8520

Duration: 3:08


Title: English Folk Song Suite (3rd Movement) March Folk Songs From Summerset

Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Performer(s): London Wind Ensemble

Album: Vaughan Williams / Platinum / PLT 8520

Duration: 3:26


Title: Down By The Salley Gardens

Composer: Trad Arr Britten

Performer(s): Alison Thomas (Piano), Rte Cor Na Nog

Album: RTE Cor na nOg / RTE Recording

Duration: 2:46


Title: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest (Jack Sparrow's Theme)

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchesrta

Album: Classic FM at the Movies: The Sequel

Duration: 6:08



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Producer/Presenter: Ian McGlynn


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