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 6 April 2014

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    Classical Kids is off to the circus today with music by Rimsky Korsakov, Fucik and Sousa. We'll also travel to Africa to hear the music of Ladysmith Black Mombazo.

    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

    • 07:01
      Title: March
      Performer(s): Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Performer(s): Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
      Duration: 3:14
    • 07:05
      Title: Carmen Suite: Danse Boheme
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Performer(s): Bizet, Georges
      Duration: 4:14
    • 07:09
      Title: Entry Of The Gladiators
      Performer(s): Fucik, Julius
      Performer(s): Fucik, Julius
      Duration: 3:16
    • 07:13
      Title: Dance Of The Tumblers, From The Snow Maiden
      Performer(s): Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Performer(s): Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Duration: 4:08
    • 07:18
      Title: Circus Galop From The Irish Dragoon
      Performer(s): Sousa, John Philip
      Performer(s): Sousa, John Philip
      Duration: 1:39
    • 07:20
      Title: Symphony No.40 (4th Movement) - Finale: Allegro Assai
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Performer(s): Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
      Duration: 5:00
    • 07:26
      Title: Introduction And Kanje Kanje
      Performer(s): Trad Arr J. Shabalala
      Performer(s): Trad Arr J. Shabalala
      Duration: 5:57
    • 07:33
      Title: I'Ve Got A Dream
      Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Slater, Glenn
      Performer(s): Menken, Alan / Slater, Glenn
      Duration: 3:26
    • 07:38
      Title: Mazurka In D Op33/2
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 3:03
    • 07:41
      Title: Polonaise In A Op40 No.1
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 5:49
    • 07:46
      Title: Dances From Moscow-Cheryomushki
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Performer(s): Shostakovitch, Dmitri
      Duration: 5:24
    • 07:52
      Title: Adelina De Maya (Movement 2)
      Performer(s): Curiale, Joseph
      Performer(s): Curiale, Joseph
      Duration: 5:16
    • 07:57
      Title: I Know An Oid Woman
      Performer(s): Bonne, Rose/Mills, Alan
      Performer(s): Bonne, Rose/Mills, Alan
      Duration: 2:29

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