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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1991 Rieger-Kloss organ at Saint James Church
1991 Rieger-Kloss organ at Saint James Church

Holiday International

It’s not your usual sort of seasonal surprise on this weeks Pipedreams program. To prove the universality of the Christmas theme, we’ve conducted a global search and it has uncovered some extraordinary jewels, including a French Noel, variations from The Netherlands and South Africa, and settings of familiar tunes from Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Lebanon and the United States.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • December 4, 2000

Music played in the program

HENDRIK ANDRIESSEN: Toccatina, In dulci jubilo. ALBERT de KLERK: Variations, Heer Jesus heeft een hofken –Robert Grogan (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Gothic G49069

JACOBUS KLOPPERS: Divinum mysterium; Variations, In dulci jubilo –Eddie Davey (1995 Rieger/ZK Mathews Hall [Old Mutual] at UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa) VKJK CD-9707

LEWIS REDNER: O little town of Bethlehem. TRADITIONAL: O, du herlige/O Sanctissima –Tore Brunborg, sax; Kjetil Bjerkestrand (Avaldsnes Kirke, Norway) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD160

NAJI HAKIM: Improvisation on the Maronite Carol, Arsal I Alla [God sent his only son]Naji Hakim (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/La Trinité, Paris, France) IFO 05 011

LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN: Noel sur les FlutesRobert Bates (1984 C.B. Fisk/Memorial Church, Stanford University, CA) Loft LRCD-1004

PETR EBEN: Missa Adventus: Kyrie-Credo-Sanctus-Agnus –Czech Philharmonic Men’s Chorus; Petr Eben (1991 Rieger-Kloss/St. James Church, Prague, Czech Republic) Supraphon 111438-2231

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Vom Himmel hoch. MICHAEL DELL: Organ Flourish on Joy to the WorldRobert Plimpton (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) Spreckels Organ Society CD-5

GEORG BÖHM: Chorale-prelude, Vom Himmel hoch –Camerata Chorus; Daniel Meylan (1991 Nicole/Sentier Church, Switzerland) K617 K.617104

J.S. BACH/ERNST PEPPING: Chorale-preludes, Vom Himmel hoch –Memphis Chamber Choir and Memphis Boychoir; John Ayer (1997 Nichols & Simpson/Greene Chapel, Hendrix College, Conway, AR) Pro Organo CD 7119

ANTON HEILLER: Improvisation, Quem pastoresAnton Heiller (1967 C.B. Fisk/Memorial Chapel, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) HAH CD-1001

Filler –ALEXIS CHAUVET: Noël –Robert Grogan, Gothic G49069