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December 22, 2010 "Music for Christmas/Liona Boyd Interview"
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This week's program features both secular and sacred Christmas music and features an interview with Canadian guitar virtuoso Liona Boyd. The program begins with Kevin Gallagher performing a multi-tracked theme & variation arrangement of traditional Welsh carol, Deck The Halls.

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet performs their arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Another guitar ensemble, The Small/Torres Guitar Duo, performs with cellist Nancy Hair in Mark Small's composition, December 26. They are joined by violinist Nancy Roth and oboist Kathy Lord in an arrangement of the traditional French carol, Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella.

Adolphe Adam's O Holy Night is performed by Kevin Gallagher.

In an interview recorded at the K-Mozart Studios in Los Angeles, Liona Boyd discusses her first guitar and her platinum-selling CD "A Guitar For Christmas". She performs Canadian film composer Eric Robertson's orchestrations of an anonymous Renaissance Spanish carol, Prelude on the Huron Carol, and a medley of English Christmas carols. More info at

The program ends with a medley of carols performed by Kevin Gallagher.

Public Rado Satellite System uplink:
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 1300 ET Channel: A68.1

Program ID# 09-D65-00052
Title: Music for Christmas/Liona Boyd Interview
Total length: 58:57

In Cue: MUSIC IN "Hello and welcome to.."
Out Cue: MUSIC IN "...another edition of Classical Guitar Alive!"
Program Length: 58:57


Bizet: Carmen Suite: Prelude
Los Romeros (Philips 412-609)


Traditional Welsh: Deck the Halls
Kevin Gallagher, guitar
(Robert Victor 1)

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
(Delos 3132)

Small: December 26
Small/Torres Guitar Duo

Trad.: Bring a Torch, Jeanette
Nancy Hair, cello

Trad: In Dulci Jubilo
Kathy Lord, oboe
Nancy Roth, violin
(Shadow Mountain 52802)

Adam: O Holy Night
Kevin Gallagher, guitar
(Robert Victor 1)

Interview: Liona Boyd:
"Yes, it was a perfect title... exciting it is to learn the guitar- what better introduction."

Trad: Spanish Carol
Liona Boyd, guitar

Robertson: Prelude on Huron Carol
Toronto Orchestra

Trad: Yuletide Garland
(Moston Records 9905-700212)

Christmas Medley
Kevin Gallagher, guitar
(Robert Victor 1)


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