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 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.

    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: 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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