Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 27 July 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

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 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: Shall We Dance - Promenade Walking The Dog

Complete Work Name: Shall We Dance

Composer: Gershwin, George

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), 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): 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): 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): 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): 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)

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): 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): I Salonisti

Album: Not Available (Recordno: 4367542) / Decca / 4367542

Duration: 3:52

07:39

Title: O Fortuna -- Carmina Burana

Composer: Orff, Carl

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): 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): 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): 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): 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): Ulster Orchestra

Album: Elgar: The Wand Of Youth And Nursery Suites ~~ G009104 / Chandos / Chan8318

Duration: 3:03

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