Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Classical Kids on RTÉjr Radio

Sunday at 10am, repeated Saturday at 7am

Classical Kids Sunday 26 May 2013

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!

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

Classical Kids is a fun introduction to composers, musicians and instruments for younger listeners - and maybe some grownups too!

Saturday December 10th, 7am

We'll celebrate the arrival of Winter this morning with chilling music by Vivaldi and ballet music by Glazunov written for Winter, Hail and Snow. We'll also hear about some of Paddington Bear's adventures during his travels around the world! 

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

06:56

Title: Suite Espanola (4th Movement) Cadiz

Performer(s): Albeniz, Isaac

Duration: 4:46

07:01

Title: Marche Militaire In D

Performer(s): Schubert, Franz

Duration: 5:20

07:06

Title: Grand Canyon Suite - Sunrise

Performer(s): Grofe, Ferde

Duration: 5:07

07:12

Title: Early One Morning

Performer(s): Grainger, Percy

Duration: 2:31

07:14

Title: Summer Afternoon - Idyll

Performer(s): Coates, Eric

Duration: 4:10

07:22

Title: When At Night I Go To Sleep (Abends, Will Ich Schlafen Geh'n)

Performer(s): Humperdinck, Engelbert

Duration: 3:00

07:27

Title: Alerte (Perpetual Movements)

Performer(s): Poulenc, Francis

Duration: 3:10

07:30

Title: Georgie

Performer(s): Johnson, Emma

Duration: 3:03

07:34

Title: Introduction And Royal March Of The Lion

Performer(s): Saint-Saens, Camille

Duration: 3:55

07:40

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

Performer(s): Elgar, Edward

Duration: 2:30

07:42

Title: Wild Bears

Performer(s): Elgar, Edward

Duration: 2:42

07:45

Title: If I Were King Of The Forest

Performer(s): Arlen, Harold/Harburg, E.Y. Yip

Duration: 4:29

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