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 16 March 2014

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    We'll celebrate on St. Patrick's Day with music by Irish composers including The Children of Lir by Hamilton Harty plus some traditional Irish songs performed by RTÉ Cór na nÓg.

    Sunday December 21st
    As Christmas morning gets closer, we'll hear a special recording of The Night Before Christmas, told by Risteárd Cooper with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gavin Maloney. We'll also go on a sleigh ride with music by Leopold Mozart and have a Christmas singalong with RTÉ Cór na nÓg.

    Sunday December 25th
    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.

    Music Played on the Show

    • 07:00
      Title: Symphony No.8 In F (2nd Movement) Allegretto Scherzando
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Performer(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van
      Duration: 4:09
    • 07:05
      Title: Trasna Na Dtonnta
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Performer(s): Traditional
      Duration: 1:42
    • 07:07
      Title: 7 Marionnettes - No. 2 Poupee Valsante
      Performer(s): Poldini, Ede
      Performer(s): Poldini, Ede
      Duration: 3:33
    • 07:11
      Title: Calm Seas And Blue Skies (Children Of Lir)
      Performer(s): Hamilton Harty, Herbert
      Performer(s): Hamilton Harty, Herbert
      Duration: 2:14
    • 07:14
      Title: Children Of Lir: Allegro Con Brio
      Performer(s): Hamilton Harty
      Performer(s): Hamilton Harty
      Duration: 6:20
    • 07:20
      Title: The Children Of Lir: Transformation, Baptism And Death (Excerpt)
      Performer(s): Harty, Hamilton
      Performer(s): Harty, Hamilton
      Duration: 3:36
    • 07:28
      Title: Riverdance
      Performer(s): Whelan, Bill
      Performer(s): Whelan, Bill
      Duration: 5:58
    • 07:41
      Title: L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 (4th Movement) Farandole
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 3:45
    • 07:45
      Title: The Cows Are A Milking
      Performer(s): Trimble, Joan
      Performer(s): Trimble, Joan
      Duration: 1:40
    • 07:47
      Title: Suite For Strings: Finale
      Performer(s): Trimble, Joan
      Performer(s): Trimble, Joan
      Duration: 4:33
    • 07:51
      Title: Jamaican Rumba
      Performer(s): Benjamin, Arthur
      Performer(s): Benjamin, Arthur
      Duration: 2:38
    • 07:55
      Title: Irish Suite - The Last Rose Of Summer
      Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy
      Performer(s): Anderson, Leroy
      Duration: 4:11

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