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This morning’s programme was the second part of Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas, a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests, which was recorded at the National Concert Hall earlier this month.
The spoken word pieces were:
Christmas 1916, by Paul Rouse
The Crib, by Michael Harding
The Christmas Tree, by John Connolly
Our Friends in The North, by Christine Dwyer Hickey
Christmas in Memory, by Denise Blake
The music on the programme, all performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by David Brophy, was:
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, arranged by Paul Campbell, featuring tenor Owen Gilhooly;
Adagio for Clarinet by Heinrich Joseph Baermann, performed on solo clarinet by Michael Seaver, principal clarinet of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra;
Christmas Tree Waltz, by Vladimir Rebikov;
The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice, performed on solo trumpet by Niall O’Sullivan;
When You Wish Upon a Star, written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington, arranged by Cian Boylan, and featuring singer Cathy Davey.
Sound supervision was by Mark Dwyer and Dave Gibson.