Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Win My First Orchestra Book and CD 

    This week, Classical Kids and www.classical.ie 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 classicalkids@rte.ie 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 10 November 2013

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    We get a visit from a Big Bad Wolf and Paddington Bear this morning, and we'll hear music that Mendelssohn wrote after he visited Scotland.
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Elementary Grade

    Professor Ray Keary examines the pieces in the 2014 RIAM Elementary Piano Grade
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Preliminary Grade

    Professor Ray Keary offers tips and advice and tips for the Preliminary Grade
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Primary Grade

    Professor Ray Keary looks at the pieces in the 2014 RIAM Primary Grade
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 1

    Professor Ray Keary looks at the pieces on offer, as part of the RIAM 2014 Piano Grade 1
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 2

    Professor Ray Keary plays the pieces on offer in the Grade 2 2014 RIAM piano syllabus
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 3

    Professor Ray Keary plays through the pieces for the 2014 RIAM Grade 3 Piano examinations
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 4

    Professor Ray Keary plays through the pieces for the 2014 RIAM Grade 4 Piano examinations
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    Piano Keys 2014 - Grade 5

    Professor Ray Keary examines the piano pieces for the Grade 5 RIAM 2013 piano examinations
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    Piano Keys 2012 to 2014 - Grade 6

    Professor Ray Keary introduces the pieces for the RIAM Grade 6 piano examination
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    Piano Keys 2012 to 2014 - Grade 7

    Professor Ray Keary talks through the pieces of the RIAM Grade 7 piano examinations
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    Piano Keys 2012 to 2014 - Grade 8

    Professor Ray Keary examines the pieces for the RIAM Grade 8 piano examinations

    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

    • 07:00
      Title: Mary Poppins - Chim Chim Cher-Ee
      Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.
      Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.
      Duration: 3:01
    • 07:04
      Title: Octet In E Flat (4th Movement)
      Performer(s): Pleyel, Ignaz Joseph
      Performer(s): Pleyel, Ignaz Joseph
      Duration: 2:55
    • 07:08
      Title: The Hebrides
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 6:52
    • 07:15
      Title: Symphony No.3 In A Minor Op.56 "Scottish" 2nd Movement Vivace No
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Performer(s): Mendelssohn, Felix
      Duration: 4:45
    • 07:20
      Title: Eli Jenkins' Prayer: The Sunset Poem
      Performer(s): Troyte, Arthur H.D
      Performer(s): Troyte, Arthur H.D
      Duration: 3:01
    • 07:23
      Title: Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Churchill, Frank/Ronell, Ann
      Performer(s): Churchill, Frank/Ronell, Ann
      Duration: 3:19
    • 07:29
      Title: Pizzicato Polka
      Performer(s): Strauss Ii, Johann
      Performer(s): Strauss Ii, Johann
      Duration: 3:23
    • 07:33
      Title: Moto Perpetuo
      Performer(s): Paganini, Nicolo
      Performer(s): Paganini, Nicolo
      Duration: 4:28
    • 07:37
      Title: The Swan
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 3:41
    • 07:40
      Title: Paddington Bear's First Concert Part 3
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Chappell, Herbert
      Performer(s): Chappell, Herbert
      Duration: 12:48
    • 07:55
      Title: Fur Elise
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 3:45

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