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 27 July 2014

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    When Elgar was a boy he wrote music for a play he performed with his brothers and sisters. Thirty years later he arranged it as his Wand of Youth Suite, and we'll hear it today.

    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

    • 07:01
      Title: Shall We Dance - Promenade Walking The Dog
      Complete Work Name: Shall We Dance
      Composer: Gershwin, George
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Detroit Symphony Orchestra
      Album: Favourite Encores (Recordno: CHAN6648), Chandos, CHAN6648
      Duration: 3:59
    • 07:05
      Title: Serenade Op.127 (4th Movement) Rondo
      Composer: Giuliani, Mauro
      Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute)
      Performer(s): Mikael Helasvuo (Flute), Jukka Savijoki (Guitar)
      Album: Giuliani: Music for Flute and Guitar, Bis, Bis-Cd412
      Duration: 3:09
    • 07:09
      Title: Suite No.1 In C (3rd Movement) Gavotte I - Ii
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment
      Album: Four Orchestral Suites ~~ H5676, Philips, 442151-2
      Duration: 3:19
    • 07:13
      Title: Zadok The Priest
      Composer: Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): Handel, George Frideric
      Performer(s): English Concert, Choir Of Westminster Abbey
      Album: Not Available (recordno: 457071-2), Deutsche Grammophon, 457071-2
      Duration: 5:19
    • 07:18
      Title: The Simpsons Theme (Orchestral Version)
      Composer: Elfman, Danny
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Blake Neely & Nick Glennie-Smith, Studio Orchestra
      Album: The Simpsons Movie OST, Rhino Records, 5051442 2871 2 7
      Duration: 1:27
    • 07:21
      Title: Rain Chant
      Composer: Trad Arr J. Shabalala
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ladysmith Black Mombazo
      Album: Gift of the Tortoise - A Musical Journey Through South Africa, Music for Little People, 9 42553-2
      Duration: 2:24
    • 07:23
      Title: Raindrop Prelude -- Prelude In D Flat Major Op.28 No.15
      Composer: Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Performer(s): John O'Conor (Piano)
      Album: Piano Classics - Popular Works for Solo Piano - John O' Conor, Telarc, CD-80313
      Duration: 4:59
    • 07:29
      Title: Cuckoo Polka
      Composer: Strauss Ii, Johann
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra
      Album: Classics for Children - 22 Favourite Orchestral Classics, RTE lyric fm, CD129
      Duration: 4:18
    • 07:35
      Title: Tambourin Chinois
      Composer: Kreisler, Fritz
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): I Salonisti
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4367542), Decca, 4367542
      Duration: 3:52
    • 07:39
      Title: O Fortuna -- Carmina Burana
      Composer: Orff, Carl
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Chorus
      Album: World's Greatest Choruses ~~ C362901, RCA Victor, 09026612412
      Duration: 2:40
    • 07:45
      Title: The Wand Of Youth Suite No.2 Op. 1b - V. The Tame Bear
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English String Orchestra
      Album: Spirit of England II ~~ CDG03713, Nimbus Records Ltd, NI5450/3
      Duration: 2:15
    • 07:47
      Title: Wild Bears -- Wand Of Youth Suite No. 2
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009113, Chandos, Chan8318
      Duration: 2:27
    • 07:50
      Title: Moths And Butterflies
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009110, Chandos, Chan8318
      Duration: 2:00
    • 07:52
      Title: Fairies And Giants
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009107, Chandos, Chan8318
      Duration: 3:34
    • 07:56
      Title: Sun Dance
      Composer: Elgar, Edward
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Ulster Orchestra
      Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009104, Chandos, Chan8318
      Duration: 3:03

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