Classical Kids

    Sunday, 7 - 8am

    Classical Kids Sunday 22 December 2013

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    We'll sing along with Christmas carols from all around the world today and we'll also hear the enchanting story of The Night Before Christmas told by Risteárd Cooper.

    Sunday August 9th
    Ferde Grofe worked as a milkman, a truck driver and an elevator operator before becoming a piano player in a bar and eventually a composer. His first big success was arranging Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for orchestra, but on Sunday we'll hear part of his Grand Canyon Suite, which includes music written for a thunderstorm. We’ll also hear music played by some of the percussion instruments, including a xylophone.

    Sunday August 16th
    It took Scheherazade 1,001 nights to tell The Tales of the Arabian Nights to King Sharayar, keeping him entertained so he wouldn't chop off her head! The stories inspired imaginative music too, and today we'll hear music written for the story of Aladdin by Nielsen and Sinbad by Rimsky-Korsakov. We'll also spend some time getting to know the different instruments and sections of the orchestra a little better, with Benjamin Britten's Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra read by Sean Connery. 

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:00
      Title: Christmas Chopsticks
      Performer(s): Unknown
      Performer(s): Unknown
      Duration: 2:31
    • 07:03
      Title: Harp Concerto
      Performer(s): Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters Von
      Performer(s): Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters Von
      Duration: 4:19
    • 07:07
      Title: Carol Of The Bells
      Performer(s): Leontovich / Wilhousky
      Performer(s): Leontovich / Wilhousky
      Duration: 1:42
    • 07:09
      Title: Home Alone Main Title (Somewhere In My Memory)
      Performer(s): Williams, John
      Performer(s): Williams, John
      Duration: 5:10
    • 07:15
      Title: Jupiter From The Planets
      Performer(s): Holst, Gustav
      Performer(s): Holst, Gustav
      Duration: 8:23
    • 07:23
      Title: Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant
      Performer(s): Anon
      Performer(s): Anon
      Duration: 1:59
    • 07:25
      Title: The Elephant
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille
      Duration: 2:57
    • 07:27
      Title: Away In A Manger
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 2:40
    • 07:31
      Title: Sleigh Ride
      Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy
      Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy
      Duration: 3:29
    • 07:35
      Title: Stille Nacht
      Performer(s): Gruber, Franz
      Performer(s): Gruber, Franz
      Duration: 3:07
    • 07:39
      Title: Symphony No. 101 In D 'Clock' (2nd Movement) Andante
      Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef
      Performer(s): Haydn, Franz Josef
      Duration: 6:25
    • 07:45
      Title: The Night Before Christmas
      Performer(s): Lane, Philip
      Performer(s): Lane, Philip
      Duration: 6:42
    • 07:52
      Title: Don Oíche Úd I Mbeithil
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 2:45
    • 07:56
      Title: Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
      Performer(s): Coots, J. Fred/Gillespie, Haven
      Performer(s): Coots, J. Fred/Gillespie, Haven
      Duration: 2:55

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