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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Home for the Holidays

American organists provide musical gifts for all who join in adoration and praise.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • December 16, 1996

Music played in the program

DAVID N. JOHNSON: Christmas Suite: Lift up your heads; Lo, how a rose; Good Christian folk –Robert Scoggin (1958 Möller+Sipe rebuild/Christ UMC, Rochester, MN) Pipedreams Archive recording

REYNOLDS: Sweet was the song the virgin sang. DAVID WILLIAMS: O babe divine –Ascension Church Youth Choir, Stillwater, MN, Nancy Whipkey, conductor; Ruth Meyer, flute; Howard Don Small (1928 Welte; 1964 Möller; 1983 Gould & Sons/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN) Sonus Luxque CD-104

MARPURG and GEORG BÖHM: Chorale-preludes on Allein Gott in der Höh –Thomas Brown (1993 Kney/Woods Edge House, Thomas Brown's residence, Bethlehem, CT) RBWCD-007

MAX REGER: The Virgin’s Slumber Song. MICHAEL STAIRS: Ding, dong, merrily on high. KEITH CHAPMAN: Bring a torch –David Booth, violin; Michael Stairs (1930 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens, Dupont Estate, Kennett Square, PA) DTR CD-9504

LEROY ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride. MYRON ROBERTS: Nativity Scenes. KATHERINE K. DAVIS: Carol of the DrumElizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Gothic G49084

COWELL: Sweet was the song. LEO SOWERBY: Love came down at Christmas. CONRAD SUSA: The shepherds sing –Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy, conductor; James Higdon (1972 Casavant Frères/All Saints Lutheran Church, Kansas City, KS) Nimbus NI 5413

MEREDITH WILLSON: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. HUGH MARTIN & RALPH BLANE: Have yourself a merry little ChristmasBob Ralston (1929 Barton/Granada Theatre, Kansas City, KS) P&P Productions 015533

MEL TORMÉ: The Christmas SongGeorge Wright (Hollywood Philharmonic Organ/George Wright Residence, Hollywood, CA) Banda CD-8390

ALEXIS CHAUVET: Offertoire on a Noël, Number 7 –Kurt Lueders (1988 Schoenstein/Our Mother of Good Counsel RCC, Los Angeles, CA) AFKA SK-514

WILLIAM MATHIAS: A babe is born. EUGÈNE GIGOUT: Rhapsody on Noëls –Choir of Fourth Presbyterian, Morgan Simmons, conductor; Margaret Kemper (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago, IL) Fourth Pres CD-1995