Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 11 May 2014

Classical Kids Christmas Eve Requests

Santa Claus is coming to town and so is Classical Kids for a very special live Christmas Eve Request Programme! Join us on December 24th for lots of jolly Christmas music and carols, including the story of The Snowman and The Night Before Christmas. 

We would also love to hear from boys and girls around Ireland, especially anyone waiting on Santa! Just record or video your own special greeting or request, and email it to classicalkids@rte.ieThen join Ian McGlynn live on Christmas Eve for the first ever Classical Kids Request Programme! Have a listen to Evie Jackson aged 5 from Limerick: 

Tips for recording your greeting:

  • Before you record, decide what you're going to say! Are you going to wish someone special a 'Happy Christmas'? Maybe you could sing part of your favourite carol, or send a message to Santa reminding him where to leave your presents! Or maybe just let us know what you look forward to most at Christmas. 

  • Make sure to start by saying your name, and where you're you calling from.

  • Don't worry if you make a small mistake, just keep recording and then send us your message. We'll listen to them and tidy them up a little, before we broadcast them. 

  • Send your audio or video clips to classicalkids@rte.ie and feel free to email us some extra information not included in the message. If your file is too large, then use a filesharing website such as Wetransfer using the same email address. 

  • We must receive your messages before Thursday December 22nd at 5pm. 

And if you don't want to record a message, you can write to us via email at any time, or text on the day to 51554. And remember to join us live from 11.30 until 13.00 this Christmas Eve! 

Classical Kids

On Sunday we'll hear the Scaramouche Suite and part of the Carnival for London by Darius Milhaud, plus the story of The Three Little Pigs, read by Rosaleen Linehan.

Sunday December 11th, 10am

If Beethoven had lived, he would be 246 this Friday! We'll wish him an early happy birthday today with some of his own wonderful music, We'll also go ice-skating with a beautiful waltz by Waldteufel, and we'll hear music written for dancing snowflakes by Tchaikovsky.

Sunday December 18th, 10am

We'll meet some people made of snow this morning - a very 'frosty' snowman and one who wants to live in the sun! Benjamin Britten used short piano tunes that he wrote when he was ten, to compose orchestral music for young music students could play. But his Simple Symphony became so popular; many professional orchestras still play it today. We'll hear it on Sunday morning, with movements including the Boisterous Bourrée and Frolicsome Finale.

Music Played on the Show

07:01

Title: Bassoon Concertino In B Flat (3rd Movement) - Polacca

Composer: Crusell, Bernhard Henrik

Performer(s): Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon), Bbc Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Bassoon Concertos - Geoghegan / BBC Philharmonic /Noseda / Chandos Records / CHAN 10613

Duration: 5:40

07:08

Title: Flute Quartet No.1 In D (3rd Movement) Rondo

Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Performer(s): Jaime Martin (Flute), Brindisi Quartet

Album: Mozart Chamber Works ~~ H564803 / EMI / Cdz569702

Duration: 4:30

07:12

Title: Scaramouche Suite (1st Movement) Vif

Composer: Milhaud, Darius

Performer(s): Emma Johnson (Clarinet), Julius Drake (Piano)

Album: The Essential Emma Johnson - Disk 2 / ASV / CD DCS 238

Duration: 3:03

07:21

Title: The Wand Of Youth Suite No.2 Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): English String Orchestra

Album: Spirit of England II ~~ CDG03713 / Nimbus Records Ltd / NI5450/3

Duration: 2:15

07:23

Title: Wild Bears -- Wand Of Youth Suite No. 2

Composer: Elgar, Edward

Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009113 / Chandos / Chan8318

Duration: 2:27

07:26

Title: The Three Little Pigs

Composer: Various Composers

Performer(s): Rosaleen Linehan (Narrator), Rté Concert Orchestra

Album: Music in the Classroom Educational CD / RTÉ / RTÉ CD

Duration: 6:05

07:33

Title: Marche Des Petits Soldats De Plomb

Composer: Pierne, Gabriel

Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra

Album: Famous Marches (Recordno: CDZ7672522) / EMI / CDZ7672522

Duration: 3:19

07:37

Title: Paddington Bear's First Concert Part 3

Composer: Chappell, Herbert

Performer(s): Stephen Fry (Narrator), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Paddington Bear's First Concert / Sony Classical / 82876844202

Duration: 12:33

07:52

Title: Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy -- The Nutcracker Suite Op.71

Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album: Not Available (Recordno: CDM7690632) / EMI / CDM7690632

Duration: 2:16

07:55

Title: In Trutina From Carmina Burana

Composer: Orff, Carl

Performer(s): Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Wiener Philharmoniker

Album: The Radiant Voice Of Barbara Bonney (Recordno: 468818-2) ~~ A276617 / Decca / 468818-2

Duration: 2:29

07:58

Title: Early One Morning -- Early One Morning

Complete Work Name: Early One Morning

Composer: Grainger, Percy

Performer(s): Tommy Reilly (Harmonica), Skaila Kanga (Harp)

Album: Pastoral Classics (Recordno: CHAN241-35) / Chandos / CHAN241-35

Duration: 2:16

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