Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Sunday Miscellany Friday 25 December 2020

Christmas Miscellany

Christmas Miscellany

New Christmas Writing

Jigging in Heaven, by Paul Howard; 
Creatures Who Fly Through The Night, by Christine Dwyer Hickey; 
John McCormack at Christmas, by Tom McGurk; 
I Saw You, a poem by Dónal Ryan; 
Letter to Santa, by Vincent Woods; 
Moving Pictures, by Danielle McLaughlin; 
I'm Dreaming of the Whites’ Christmas, by Jonathan White, 
And 
The Things We Left on Doorsteps, a poem by Rachael Hegarty

Music:

Fauré's Requiem, sung by the Choir of New College, Oxford, directed by Edward Higginbottom; 

Christmas Tree Waltz by Rebikov, played by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Gavin Sutherland; 

I Hear You Calling, sung by John McCormack (and an extract of him singing Adeste Fideles before that); 

Requiem for My Friend: Lux Aeterna, by Zbigniew Preisner, sung by Elzbieta Towarnicka with the Warsaw Chamber Choir; 

Schubert's Wiegenlied, played by Julian Lloyd Webber on cello with John Lenehan on piano; 

Dream 13 (minus even) by Max Richter; 

And 
Deck the Halls, arranged by David Willcocks and performed by the WDR Radio Orchestra, Cologne. 

Christmas Miscellany Podcast, 25th December 2020

Christmas Miscellany Podcast, 25th December 2020

An owl in a Christmas Tree, an unforgettable letter to Santa, Christmas catering with explosives, and more: a rich and delightful Christmas Miscellany with writers Paul Howard, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Tom McGurk, Dónal Ryan, Vincent Woods, Danielle McLaughlin, Jonathan White and Rachael Hegarty

Jigging in Heaven, by Paul Howard

Jigging in Heaven, by Paul Howard

A beloved grandmother's Christmas promise

Creatures Who Fly Through The Night, by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Creatures Who Fly Through The Night, by Christine Dwyer Hickey

On how a tiny saw-whet owl was rescued from a famous Christmas tree this year

John McCormack at Christmas, by Tom McGurk

John McCormack at Christmas, by Tom McGurk

"To hear that voice is to gently push open a door into Ireland's past."

I Saw You, a poem by Dónal Ryan

I Saw You, a poem by Dónal Ryan

A poem for all those without a home this Christmas

Letter to Santa, by Vincent Woods

Letter to Santa, by Vincent Woods

"Shining down the decades is her voice and humour, clearly formed even then."

Monica as a Child
Monica as a Child

Moving Pictures, by Danielle McLaughlin

Moving Pictures, by Danielle McLaughlin

Beautiful on the inside: an unusual Christmas light show

I'm Dreaming of the Whites' Christmas, by Jonathan White

I'm Dreaming of the Whites' Christmas, by Jonathan White

Household names, famous faces. and saltpetre-infused spiced beef

The Things We Left on Doorsteps, a poem by Rachael Hegarty

The Things We Left on Doorsteps, a poem by Rachael Hegarty

" We started with the everyday: a carton of milk/the newspapers..."

About The Show

New writing for radio, accompanied by complementary music, broadcast every Sunday morning since 1968.

Music Played on the Show

Requiem In D Minor

Requiem In D Minor

Choir Of New College, Oxford

3:04

Christmas Tree Waltz

Christmas Tree Waltz

Royal Ballet Sinfonia

2:17

I Hear You Calling Me

I Hear You Calling Me

John Mccormack

3:36

Adeste Fidelis

Adeste Fidelis

John Mccormack

0:30

Requiem For My Friend: Lux Aeterna

Requiem For My Friend: Lux Aeterna

Elzbieta Towarnicka With The Warsaw Chamber Choir

3:35

Wiegenlied

Wiegenlied

Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)

1:47

Dream 13 (Minus Even)

Dream 13 (Minus Even)

Max Richter

1:30

Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls

Wdr Radio Orchestra, Cologne

3:10

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