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WCLV Program Guide 12-26-2021

00:00 SPECIAL Hollywood Holiday: The Ebenezer Edition with Lynne Warfel

Franz Waxman: Suite from 'A Christmas Carol' (1938) - Queensland Symphony

Richard Addinsell: Suite from 'A Christmas Carol' (1951) - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Leslie Bricusse: I Hate People from 'Scrooge' - Albert Finney, Studio Orchestra and Company

Leslie Bricusse: Finale (Father Christmas and Thank You Very Much) from 'Scrooge' (1970) - Albert Finney, Studio Orchestra and Company

Miles Goodman (and Paul Williams): Overture from 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' (1992)

Miles Goodman (and Paul Williams): Scrooge from 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' (1992)

Nick Bicat: Alive, Making Amends & Finale from 'A Christmas Carol' (1984) - Studio Orchestra

Alan Silvestri: Main Title, First Waltz, The Ghost of Christmas Past & Ride on My Good Man from Disney’s 'A Christmas Carol' (2009) - Hollywood Studio Symphony Orchestra


01:00 CHICAGO SYMPHONY with Lisa Simeone – Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Paul Lewis, piano

Michael Tippett: Little Music for String Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Michael Tippett: Praeludium for Brass, Bells & Percussion

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Benjamin Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34—Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Johann Strauss, Jr. Wiener Blut, Op. 354 (excerpt)



Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to 'Die Fledermaus'--Danny Kaye, conductor; Zubin Mehta conductor (Paramount 12704)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: German Dance in C, K. 605/3 'Sleigh Ride'--Leonard Bernstein, conductor (Sony 64076)

Felix Bernard: Winter Wonderland--Skitch Henderson, piano and conductor (Columbia MS 6381)

Karl Suessdorf: Moonlight in Vermont--Skitch Henderson, piano and conductor (Columbia MS 6381)

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride--Skitch Henderson, piano and conductor (Columbia MS 6381)

Edvard Grieg (arr Seidl): March of the Dwarfs from 'Lyric Suite'--Leonard Bernstein, conductor (Sony MLK 64064)

Antonio Vivaldi: Winter from 'The Four Seasons'--Frank Huang, violin/leader (NYP DD VII-10)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves--Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Fancis Poulenc: Gloria in G--Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Judith Blegen, soprano; Westminster Choir (Book-of-the-Month Records 61-7554)

Sergei Prokofiev: Troika from 'Lt. Kije' Suite Op. 60--Leonard Bernstein, conductor (Sony SMK 64077)

Sergei Prokofiev: Three Selections from 'Winter Bonfire' Children’s Suite Op 122--Skitch Henderson, piano/conductor (Sony Promotional SSK 6381)

Peter Tchaikovsky: Selections from 'The Nutcracker'--Alan Gilbert, conductor (NYP DD II-6)

Gustav Mahler: Movement 1 from Symphony No. 4--Lorin Maazel, conductor (From the Maazel Mahler Collection)

Jacques Offenbach: Ballet of the Snowflakes from 'Le Voyage dans la Lune'--Bramwell Tovey, conductor (NYP 13-43)

Engelbert Humperdinck: Children’s Prayer from 'Hansel and Gretel'--Andre Kostelanetz, conductor (Columbia ML 6206)


05:00 MILLENNIUM OF MUSIC with Robert Aubry Davis: A German Christmas - Music from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century featuring the Saxony Vocal Ensemble and the Schola Heidelberg

05:59:43  Sir Charles Hubert H. Parry: Welcome, Yule!    (1917) Rodolfus Choir  Ralph Allwood BBC 326 1:06



06:04:58  Herbert Howells: Here is the Little Door    (1918) Chanticleer   Teldec 94563 4:00

06:10:47  John Rutter: Gloria    (1974) Cambridge Singers Philip Jones Brass Ensemble John Rutter Collegium 100 17:13

06:30:09  Michael Praetorius: In dulci jubilo    (1607) Quire Cleveland  Peter Bennett Quire 101 2:22


06:30 MUSIC AND THE SPOKEN WORD with Lloyd Newell & the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square


07:00 PIPEDREAMS with Michael Barone: The American Organist’s Christmas – John Schwandt of the American Organ Academy presents a festival of improvisations on holiday themes, including…

SCHWANDT:  Fantasy on Three Themes (Deck the Halls - We three kings - It came upon a midnight clear)  --John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/Gothic Hall, Cattlett Music Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK)  PD Archive (r. 12/14/07)

PAUL MANZ:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (2). 

HELMUT WALCHA:  Fling wide the door. 

MANZ:  Of the Father’s love begotten (unpublished). 

FLOR PEETERS:  In dulci jubilo  --John Schwandt (1965 Schlicker/Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/29/19)

SCHWANDT:  Improvisation on O little town of Bethlehem in the style of Bach  --John Schwandt (University of Oklahoma)  PD Archive (r. 12/12/08)

SCHWANDT:  A Christmas Chorale-Fantasy on Carol of the Bells, Wake, awake!, Hark, the herald angels, and Dance! –John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/Gothic Hall, Cattlett Music Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK) PD Archive (r. 12/10/06)


08:00 WITH HEART AND VOICE with Peter DuBois: Christmastide  


09:00 IF IT AIN’T BAROQUE with John Mills

09:04:37  Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Part 5  BWV 248 (1734) RIAS Chamber Chorus Academy for Early Music Berlin René Jacobs Harmonia Mundi 2908304 23:21

09:29:38  Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Part 6  BWV 248 (1734) RIAS Chamber Chorus Academy for Early Music Berlin René Jacobs Harmonia Mundi 2908304 25:02

09:55:28  Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in A  BWV 949 (1715) Alan Feinberg, piano   Steinway 30034 3:32


10:00 PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY with Jim Cunningham – Manfred Honeck, conductor; Lang Lang, piano; Maxim Lando, piano

Bedrich Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from ‘The Bartered Bride’

Bedrich Smetana: Polka from ‘The Bartered Bride’

John Adams: The Chairman Dances

Emanuel Chabrier: España

Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 1

Camille Saint-Saens: Aquarium from ‘The Carnival of the Animals’

Peter Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from ‘The Nutcracker’

Leonard Bernstein: America from ‘West Side Story’

George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue



Traditional: O Tannenbaum & Leise rieselt der Schnee Calmus Album: Calmus Christmas Carols Carus 83432 Music: 4:35

Traditional, arr. Scott Irvine: O Little Town of Bethlehem True North Brass Album: True North Christmas TNB 4 Music: 2:25

Traditional, arr. Don Liuzzi: Pat A Pan The DePue Brothers Band Album: When It's Christmas Time Beat the Drums 1436 Music: 2:51

Traditional, arr. Claude Gagnon: Noel Nouvelet La Pieta; Angele Dubeau, violin and leader Album: Noel Analekta 8730 Music: 1:54

Traditional: We Wish You a Merry Christmas Ji-Won Song, Max Yiming Mao, Kenneth Naito, Noelle Naito, violin; sMolly Wise, viola; Noemie Raymond-Friset, cello U of MD Baltimore County (UMBC) Fine and Performing Arts Department, Linehan Concert Hall, UMBC, Baltimore, MD Music: 2:21

French Traditional, arr. Robert Scholz: Angels We Have Heard on High Mass Choir of St. Olaf; St. Olaf Orchestra; Steven Amundson, conductor St. Olaf Christmas Festival, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN Music: 2:40

Traditional, arr. John Rutter: Deck The Hall Spivey Hall Tour Choir; Martha Shaw, conductor Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA Music: 1:52

George Frideric Handel: Messiah: For unto us a child is born Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; Andrew Davis, conductor Album: Handel: Messiah EMI 49027 Music: 3:56

Traditional, arr. John Rutter: Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow William Borland, baritone; The Atlanta Singers; David Brensinger, conductor Album: Chantez Noel ACA 20047 Music: 2:37

Traditional: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen New Dublin Voices; Bernie Sherlock, conductor Album: Make We Merry SELF PROD 441 Music: 3:15

Traditional, arr. Cuarteto Latinoamericano: Joy to the World Lydia Lewis, percussion; Cuarteto Latinoamericano Album: Imagine Christmas Sono Luminous DSL-92216 Music: 1:39

Steven Amundson: On Christmas Day St Olaf Orchestra; Steven Amundson, conductor St Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Auditorium, Northfield, MN Music: 3:19

Walter Kent: I'll Be Home For Christmas Guy Campion & Mario Vachon, pianos Album: Noel Pianissimo Analektra 9818 Music: 2:47

Ola Gjeilo: Home Ola Gjeilo, Piano; 12 Ensemble; Rupert Gough, conductor Album: Winter Songs Decca 4816326 Music: 2:23

Traditional, arr. Clifton Noble Jr.: Sussex Carol Jane Raty, piano; Kiersten Favero, piano; Brigham Young University Women's Chorus; Jean Applonie, conductor De Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT Music: 2:18

Traditional Irish, arr. Kathryn Daniels and Linda Grieser: Good People All, This Christmastime (Wexford Carol) Adagio Trio Album: Winter Gift

Adagio Trio 2 Music: 2:35

Traditional: The Twelve Days of Christmas Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Album: A Christmas Concert Four Winds 3017 Music: 3:24

Dick Smith, Felix Bernard, arr. George Andrews: Winter Wonderland The Hampton String Quartet Album: What if Mozart Wrote Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas RCA 5625 Music: 4:22

Nathan Hofheins: Christmas Fanfare Brigham Young University Philharmonic Orchestra; Kory Katseanes, conductor de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, UT Music: 5:38

Leonard Cohen, arr. Ben Bram, Kevin Olusola: Hallelujah The String Mob and Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kristin Maldonado, Mitch Grassi; Pentatonix Album: A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe RCA 88985-47691-2 Music: 4:25

George Wyle, arr. Pentatonix: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Pentatonix Album: That's Christmas To Me RCA 9690 Music: 3:05

Johnny Marks, arr. Sae Chonabayashi: Holly Jolly Christmas Jasper String Quartet Album: Imagine Christmas Sono Luminous DSL-92216 Music: 2:12

Johnny Marks: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Walter 'Jack' Rollins & Steve Nelson: Frosty the Snowman Canadian Brass Album: Christmas Time Is Here Steinway & Sons 30027 Music: 5:05

James Pierpont, arr. David J. Elliott: Jingle Bell Swing Judy Mason, piano; Spivey Hall Children's Choir; Martha Shaw, conductor Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA Music: 1:31

Alan Silvestri: The Polar Express: Spirit of the Season Original Soundtrack Recording; Alan Silvestri, conductor Album: Polar Express OST Warner 48897 Music: 2:33

Jerry Herman, arr. Mitch Farbert: We Need a Little Christmas Hampton String Quartet Album: What if Mozart Wrote Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas RCA 5625 Music: 4:36

Ben Allaway: Alleluyah Sasa! He is Born Nicholas Swanson, vocal solo; Andrew Kreye, vocal solo; St. Olaf Chapel Choir; Christopher Aspaas, conductor St. Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Center Auditorium, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN Music: 3:08

Liberian Folk Song, arr. Andre Thomas: African Noel William Arnold and Sedrick Spradling, percussion; Viking Chorus; Christopher Aspaas, conductor St. Olaf Christmas Festival, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN Music: 1:22

Traditional, arr. Michael Huff: Go Tell It on The Mountain St Olaf Choir & Orchestra; Anton Armstrong, conductor St Olaf Christmas Festival, Skoglund Auditorium, Northfield, MN Music: 2:27

Pietro Yon: Gesu Bambino Taylor Simmons, violin; Abraham Wilson, piano; BYU Concert Choir; Rosalind Hall, conductor De Jong Concert Hall, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT Music: 4:48

Witold Lutoslawski: Polish Christmas Carols - Hurrying to Bethlehem BBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Chorus; David Zinman, conductor Album: Karolju Christmas Music from Rouse, Lutoslawski and Rodrigo RCA 11561 Music: 0:53

Traditional English: We Wish You A Merry Christmas Guy Campion & Mario Vachon, pianos Album: Noel Pianissimo Analektra 9818 Music: 1:34

13:57:32  Traditional: Wexford Carol     Paul O'Shaughnessy, fiddle   Sony 87771 3:18


14:00 SYMPHONYCAST with Julie Amacher – Czech Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; Selina Ott, trumpet

Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in c minor, Op. 35

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Ne poj, krasavica (Do Not Sing for Me, Fair Maiden) (encore)

Antonin Dvorak:: Symphony No. 8 in G, Op. 88

Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 ‘Winter Dreams’ (Decca 4834942)


16:00 THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA ON THE RADIO with Robert Conrad – The Cleveland Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor & harpsichordist – recorded in Mandel Concert Hall at Severance, 12/10/2020

George Frideric Handel: Overture and Pifa Pastorale from ‘Messiah’

Arcangelo Corelli:  Christmas Concerto (Concerto Grosso Op 6/8)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G BWV 1048

Felix Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 7 in d

17:15:47  Peter Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in e Op 64   (1888)  Cleveland Orchestra George Szell Sony 78744 45:38


18:00 FROM THE TOP with America's finest young musicians; recorded April 7, 2021 - From Los Angeles, California, this program features young musicians who are all students at L.A.’s Colburn School, one of America’s outstanding and sought after institutions for music training.  A young pianist performs music from Shostakovich’s collection of Preludes and Fugues, we meet a 16-year-old cellist who rehearsed for the program with an artificially intelligent piano and a teenage violinist performs one of Robert Schumann’s most joyful pieces

Angeline Kiang, 16, cello, from Fremont, California performs Three Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73: III. Rasch und mit Feuer by Robert Schumann

Lindsey Yang, 15, piano, from Arcadia, California performs Prelude and Fugue in D-flat Major, Op. 87, No.15 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Kevin Miura, 18, violin, from Irvine, California performs Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler

Fengyang (William) Ju, 16, oboe, from Los Angeles, California performs Adagio from Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann

Nathaniel Yue, 14, cello, from San Marino, California; Gallia Kastner, 24, violin, alumna, from Los Angeles, California and Peter Dugan, piano perform Dies Irie (piano trio by Kenji Bunch

The Colburn School Honors Quartet from Los Angeles (violinists Rieho Yu, 17 and Rachel Sandman, 16; violist Jocelin Pan, 16; and cellist Andrew Hayhurst, 18 perform String Quartet in F, IV. Vif et agite by Maurice Ravel. Note:  Flashback Finale – originally recorded by From the Top in 2009


19:00 SYMPHONY AT SEVEN with John Simna

19:03:37  Jean Sibelius: Tapiola Op 112   (1926)  San Francisco Symphony Herbert Blomstedt Decca 433810 19:28

19:25:00  Carl Reinecke: Serenade for Strings Op 242   (1896)  German Chamber Academy Neuss Johannes Goritzki CPO 999159 27:44

19:55:39  Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat  WAB 104 'Romantic' (1874)  Cleveland Orchestra Christoph von Dohnányi Decca 430099 1:03:00


20:00 SPECIAL Ford’s Theater Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’ – Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. presents a contemporary radio play of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, featuring acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge and public radio broadcaster Murray Horwitz as the narrator.

21:00:29  Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations: G.R.S.    (1899)  London Symphony Sir Adrian Boult EMI 64748 0:58


21:00 INNOVATIONS with Mark Satola - featuring works by Cleveland area composers, presented in cooperation with the Cleveland Composers’ Guild

Dolores White: Five Spirituals for Cello and Piano   Donald White, cello; Dolores White, piano (private CD) 15:17

Jeffrey Mumford: in forests of evaporating dawns (1996)   Avalon Quartet (Albany 1473/74) 17:38

H. Leslie Adams: Piano Etudes Nos. 11 – 14   Thomas Otten, piano (Albany 1619) 17:54

21:52:24  George Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings    (1919)  Brodsky Quartet  Chandos 10801 9:00


22:00 CITY CLUB FORUM – recorded Friday at The City Club of Cleveland, a citadel of free speech - From Policy to Progress: Partnering to Create Equitable Community Development - Raphael Bostic; George W. McCarthy


23:00 QUIET HOUR with Rob Grier

23:03:13  Morten Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium    (1994) Cleveland Orchestra Chorus  Robert Porco MAA 2002 6:40

23:09:35  Franz Schubert: Rosamunde: Entr'acte No. 3  D 797/5 (1823)  Vienna Philharmonic Karl Münchinger Decca 4785437 7:38

23:17:14  Anton Rubinstein: Melody in F Op 3 # 1 (1852) John O'Conor, piano   Telarc 80391 4:14

23:22:40  Samuel Scheidt: O Little One Sweet    (1650) Cambridge Singers  John Rutter Collegium 503 2:43

23:25:21  César Franck: Psyché et Eros    (1888)  Basle Symphony Orchestra Armin Jordan Erato 88167 9:24

23:34:46  John Rutter: There is a Flower    (1986) Elora Festival Singers  Noel Edison Naxos 573421 4:15

23:40:33  Arvo Pärt: Magnificat    (1989) Theatre of Voices  Paul Hillier Harmonia Mundi 907182 6:39

23:47:13  Traditional: Shaker Song 'Lay Me Low'     Dale Warland Singers  Dale Warland Gothic 49243 3:58

23:51:11  Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat Op 27 # 2 (1835) Arthur Rubinstein, piano   RCA 300350 6:08

23:57:52  Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice: Mélodie    (1762) Marina Lomazov, piano   Lomazov 100 3:29