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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

An American Organist’s Christmas

A coast-to-coast collection of memorable and mesmerizing manipulations of seasonal songs.

Audio 9850 Complete Show   88 minutes

Program Broadcast dates:

  • December 14, 1998

Music played in the program

DALE WOOD: 3 Holiday hymn-settings: People, look east; Noel Nouvelet; Forest Green. WILBUR HELD: Go, tell it on the mountain. FRANKLIN EDDINGS: Silent Night. J.S. BACH: Rejoice, ye Christians. DALE WOOD: I saw three ships –James Welch (1982 Schoenstein/Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Oakland, CA) Arkay AR6166

LARRY VISSER: French Couplets on Angels we have heard on high –James Kibbie (1955 Aeolian-Skinner/Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI) Prestant Records CD-1004

JOHN OBETZ (arranged): The First Noel. MAX REGER: Weihnachten/Christmas, Number 3 from Seven Pieces, Opus 145. JOHN OBETZ (arranged): Joy to the World –John Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO) RBWCD-002

HARMON (arranged): 2 Carols Settings: We wish you a Merry Christmas; While my sheep I watched at night. J.S. BACH (arranged by Harmon): Sinfonia, from Cantata Number 142 –Jeffrey Curnow, Adam Gordon, trumpet; Clarece Candamio, Hester Park CD-7706

ROGER HANNAHS: Fantasia on the Coventry Carol –Sandra Bittermann, harp; Susan Armstrong-Ouellette (1863 E.F. Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, MA) AFKA SK-542

ROBERT HOBBY: Toccata on God rest you merry gentlemen –Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Gothic G49084

KEITH CHAPMAN: 3 Christmas Carols: Angels we have heard on high; Infant holy, infant lowly; Bring a torch, Jeannette, IsabellaRobert Plimpton (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) Spreckels Organ Society CD-105

NORBERTO GUINALDO: Rhapsody on Sussex Carol –Robert Grogan (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Gothic G49069

HECTOR OLIVERA: 2 Christmas Improvisations: Deck the halls; God rest ye merry gentlemenHector Olivera (1991 Casavant Frères; 1996 Rodgers/Bel Air Presbyterian, Los Angeles, CA) Rodgers CD-876015