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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

A French Christmas Festival

A progression of gladsome Gallic variants on holiday melodies.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • December 4, 1995

Music played in the program

LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN: Noël Number 10 in G, Bon Joseph écoutez-moi –Jean-Maurice Capt, oboe; Daniel Meylan (1847 Moitessier; 2000 Sals & Henry/Ancienne co-cathédrale Notre-Dame-du-Bourget, Forcalquier, France) Preludio CD-2155

LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Pastorale Scene for Christmas Night –Paul Wisskirchen (1980 Klais/Altenberger Dom, Germany) Prezioso CD-800.011

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Noël espagnol –Philippe Gueit (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Joseph, Marseille, France) Sonpact CD-92005

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Variations on Puer natus est, from Symphonie Gothique, Opus 70 –Jesse Eschbach (1897 Felgemaker/Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth, MN) Sacred Heart SHC-101

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Christmas Offertoire, from L’Orgue Mystique Suite Number 3 –Kim Kasling (1949 Wicks/Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN) Sonus Luxque CD-105

ADOLPHE MARTY: Noël breton –Georges Guillard (1973 Boisseau-Cattiaux/Abbatiale Saint-Michel, Gaillac, France) REM CD-311169

ANDRÉ FLEURY: Variations sur un Noël Bourguignon –Maurice Clerc (1745 Riepp; 1996 Schmid/Cathedral of Saint Bénigne, Dijon, France) Euromuses CD-2013

JEAN LANGLAIS: Fantasy on Silent Night –Ann Labounsky (1863 E.F. Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, MA) MHS CD-5236220

ALEXANDRE-PIERRE FRANÇOIS BOËLY: Venez divin Messie, from Christmas Mass, Opus 11. PIERRE CAMONIN: Variations on a Noël from Lorrain –André Isoir (1967 Kern/Église Saint-Brice d’Ay, France) Calliope CD-9933