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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Christmas International

A global collection of music for the King of Instruments in celebration of the King of Kings.

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Music played in the program

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY (transcribed by John): The Nutcracker Suite: Overture; Dance of the Mirlitons; March, Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy; Chinese Dance; Arab Dance; Russian Dance –Keith John (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Priory PRCD532

ANONYMOUS Spanish 18th century: Dance Suite, from Pastorale Mass of Saint John of the Abbesses: Offertory for Clarions; Leaping; If we shan’t change our ways; What shall we give to this mother’s child; CorrandesMontserrat Torrent (1778 Vicens/St. Michael Church, Vielha, Spain) Fonoteca Musica Series 4, Volume 1

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER: Kyrie, from Messe de minuit pour Noël, with organ verses by Corrette and LeBegue –The Virgin Consort; Kyler Brown, conductor & organ (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal, New York, NY) Gothic G49007

ANDRÉ CAMPRA: Kyrie, from Messe du jour de Noël, with improvised verses by Marcel Peres –Ensemble Organum; Marcel Peres (1739 Clicquot; 1972 Boisseau/Église Saint-Jacques-Saint-Christophe de Houdan, France) Harmonia Mundi CD-901480

LEON ROQUES: 3 Noëls: Une vaine crainte; Noël pour l’amour de Marie; NoÎl Provencal –Marc Dubugnon (1953 Kuhn/Church of Saint Martin, Vevey, Switzerland) Gallo CD-830

HARTLEY: Fanfare for Christmas. JOHN WADE: O come, all ye faithful. ANONYMOUS: O come, O come, Emmanuel. JEAN SIBELIUS: Christmas Song. FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Hark, the herald angels sing –Peter Mattei, baritone; Vega Brass Ensemble; Saint Jacob’s Chamber Choir, Gary Graden, conductor; Anders Bondeman (1976 Marcussen/Sankt Jacobs kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden) Proprius PRCD-9138

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