Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1986 Mander organ at Chichester Cathedral organ
Some of the tunes depict rustic shepherds. Some sing lullaby to a tiny baby, or celebrate the miracle that comes from heaven above. On the next Pipedreams broadcast we circle the globe in search of delightful musical ornaments for our holiday celebration and discover sweet sounding pipes and choirs that sing nearly as well as an angelic host. Whether it’s a French noel, a Benedictine monk’s special Christmas composition, some humorous variations on Good King Wenceslas, choristers in England and Sweden, or instruments from Spain and Switzerland, ours is a multicultural collection of seasonal sounds, and everyone is welcome. Host Michael Barone will be your guide.
SIR DAVID WILLCOCKS (arranged): Sussex Carol –Bach Choir, Sir David Willcocks, conductor; John Scott (1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK) Chandos CD-8973
ANDREW CARTER (arranged): A maiden most gentle –Bach Choir, Sir David Willcocks, conductor; John Scott (1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK) Chandos CD-8973
HERBERT SUMSION: Prelude, The Holly and the Ivy. HELMUT WALCHA: Quem pastores. WILLIAM LLOYD WEBBER: Interlude, The Coventry Carol. JOHN RUTTER: Prelude, God rest you, merry gentlemen –Kevin Bowyer (1986 Mander/Chichester Cathedral, England, UK) Nimbus NI 7711
OTTO OLSSON: Advent –Choirs of the Adolf Fredrik Music School; Mark Falsjö (1989 Marcussen/Stockholm Radio Hall, Sweden) Pioneer CD-02
ZUKRIEGEL: Partita, Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging –Hedwig Bilgram (1992 Rohlf/Bruder-Klaus-Kirche, Gundelfingen bei Freiburg, Germany) Calig CD-50928