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 July 2014

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    Classical Kids loves a good story and on Sunday we'll hear Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Aladdin, plus Tubby the Tuba performed by Ian McGlynn with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    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: Karelia Suite (3rd Movement) Alla Marcia
      Complete Work Name: Karelia Suite
      Composer: Sibelius, Jean
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Philharmonia Orchestra
      Album: Your Hundred Best Tunes, Vol.4 ~~ G118312, Decca, 425850-2
      Duration: 4:26
    • 07:06
      Title: Jumping Bean
      Composer: Farnon, Robert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The New London Orchestra
      Album: British Light Music Classics (Recordno: CDA20868), Hyperion Records Ltd, CDA20868
      Duration: 2:28
    • 07:12
      Title: Arabian Nights From Aladdin
      Composer: Menken, Alan/ Rice, Tim
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Kingston Symphony
      Album: Symphonic Suites of the Animated Classics, Michele Audio Corp, 2501
      Duration: 3:29
    • 07:27
      Title: Castle Of Thorns From The Sleeping Beauty
      Composer: Humperdinck, Engelbert
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Bamberg Symphoniker
      Album: Humperdinck: Fairy Tale Music, Virgin Classics, VC791494-2
      Duration: 2:10
    • 07:36
      Title: Bassoon Concerto In A Minor (1st Movement) Allegro
      Composer: Vivaldi, Antonio
      Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
      Performer(s): Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon), I Musici
      Album: Antonio Vivaldi: Bassoon Concertos, Philips, 4752332
      Duration: 3:20
    • 07:40
      Title: Cinderella - Duet Of The Prince And Cinderella Act Ii
      Composer: Prokofiev, Sergei
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Favourite Ballet Classics (Recordno: 077776759524) ~~ CDG04062, EMI, 077776759524
      Duration: 4:36
    • 07:56
      Title: Alerte (Perpetual Movements)
      Composer: Poulenc, Francis
      Performer(s): Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
      Performer(s): Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet), Nancy Allen (Harp)
      Album: Romance (Recordno: Rd30198), RCA Victor, Rd30198
      Duration: 2:55

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