Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1714 Boizard organ at Saint Michel Abbey, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France
Whether on a clear midnight or a morning glorious with heavenly splendor, our next Pipedreams sings its holiday message in many languages. Frenchman Jean Guillou improvises in Switzerland, Lebanese composer Naji Hakim does the same in Paris.
From the first noel to the last shepherd’s pastorale, you’ll hear music and instruments from Ireland, England, Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium, and here at home, promoting a universal message of hope and happiness. Join us for a multicultural expression, Celebration International, this week on Pipedreams.
MICHAEL BURKHARDT, USA: 3 Hymn Improvisations: Son of God, eternal savior; Gentle Mary laid her child; Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendor –Michael Burkhardt (1988 Casavant Frères/Concordia University Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, Irvine, CA) MorningStar CD-11MB
COLIN MAWBY, Ireland: 3 Carol-Anthems: My dancing day; I wonder as I wander; A Modern Medieval Carol –National Chamber Choir of Ireland, Colin Mawby, conductor; Fergal Caulfield (instrument/location not identified) OCP CD-10811
NIELS GADE, Sweden: Chorale-prelude, Af Høiheden oprunden. JOHANN HELMICH ROMAN, Sweden: Sinfonia da chiesa –David Dahl (1998 Fritts/Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Loft LRCD-1017
HEINZ WERNER ZIMMERMANN, Germany: Christmas song, For unto us a child is born –Hösel Youth Choir, Toralf Hildebrandt, conductor; Dominikus Burghardt (2000 Sandtner/Adolf-Clarenbach Church, Hösel, Germany) Discant Classics 2022