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 17 August 2014

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    In the overture to his opera William Tell, Rossini painted a picture of a Summer storm and the galloping horses of the Swiss army! We'll hear it on Sunday and we'll visit a farm.

    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: Rumba
      Composer: Englund, Einar
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
      Album: Northern Highlights - The Ultimate Finnish Orchestral Favourites, ONDINE, ODE9912
      Duration: 2:03
    • 07:05
      Title: Irish Suite For Strings - Fishamble Street - Dublin 1742
      Composer: Duff, Arthur
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Classical Ireland - A collection of Classical Music by Irish Composers, Artists & Orchestras, Cosmic Sounds, COSCD100
      Duration: 2:28
    • 07:10
      Title: Indian Dance
      Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Russian Dances (Recordno: Chan6598) ~~ G323309, Chandos, Chan6598
      Duration: 4:21
    • 07:14
      Title: Dance Of The Tumblers
      Composer: Rimsky Korsakov, Nikolay
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): Scottish National Orchestra
      Album: Not Available (Recordno: Chan8328), Chandos, Chan8328
      Duration: 3:35
    • 07:21
      Title: William Tell: Overture
      Complete Work Name: William Tell
      Composer: Rossini, Gioachino
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): La Scala Orchestra Milan
      Album: Rossini - 10 Overtures ~~ G283101, Decca, 448218
      Duration: 11:40
    • 07:34
      Title: Flute Quintet No.6 In D Major 'Las Parejas' (2nd Movement) Galope
      Composer: Boccherini, Luigi
      Performer(s): Carlo Ipata (Flute)
      Performer(s): Carlo Ipata (Flute), Auser Musici
      Album: Boccherini: Six Quintets for Flute and Strings, Hyperion, CDA67646
      Duration: 3:38
    • 07:38
      Title: Serenata -- Serenata
      Composer: Respighi, Ottorino
      Performer(s): I Salonisti
      Performer(s): I Salonisti
      Album: I Salonisti, Decca, 4367542
      Duration: 3:10
    • 07:46
      Title: Chicken Reel -- Chicken Reel
      Composer: Daly, Joseph M
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): The New Columbian Brass Band
      Album: The Teddy Bears Picnic - A Musical Menagerie from America's Golden Age -- DOR93201, Dorian Recordings, DOR93201
      Duration: 2:56
    • 07:51
      Title: Sheep May Safely Graze Bwv 208
      Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
      Performer(s): Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Ton Koopman (Organ, Harpsichord), The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
      Album: Simply Baroque II - Yo-Yo Ma, Sony Classical, SK 60681
      Duration: 3:38
    • 07:55
      Title: Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf? (In The Style Of J. Strauss)
      Composer: Churchill, Frank/Ronell, Ann
      Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available
      Performer(s): English Chamber Orchestra
      Album: Heigh-Ho! Mozart ~~ F1470/PDIM, Delos, DE 3186
      Duration: 2:39

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