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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1908 Sauer organ at Saint Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany
1908 Sauer organ at Saint Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany

Holiday International

Taken from many nations, the music on this week’s program adds a distinctive flavor to our Christmas celebration.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • December 20, 2004

Music played in the program

J.S. BACH, Germany: Christmas Chorale-preludes from the Rinck Collection, Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn; Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich; Nun freut euch, lieben Christen –Franz Haselböck (1770 Sonnholz/Parish Church, Purgstall, Austria) Hänssler CD-98.908

JAN JANCA, Poland: Toccatina, Hört, der Engel helle Lieder; Meditation, Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging; Chorale Toccata, Wachet auf!Ludger Lohmann (1989 Rieger/St. Johannes Church, Tübingen, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 606 1104

THOMAS ADAMS, England: Vartiations on Adeste fidelis –Hilary Norris (1818 Elliot/Ashridge Chapel, Berkhamsted, England, UK) Priory PRCD741

JOHN BULL, England: Carol –Robert Anderson (1982 Rosales/First Presbyterian, Granada Hills, CA) Pipedreams Archive recorded 1989

WILLIAM LLOYD WEBBER, England: Interludes on Christmas Carols: Good King Wenceslas; Coventry Carol; Good rest you merry, gentlemenJane Watts (1876 Henry Willis/Salisbury Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD616

PADRE DAVIDE da BERGAMO, Italy: Pastorale for three organists –Luca Salvadori, Andrea Macinanti, Francesco Tasini (1851 Serassi/Chiesa Parrocchiale di San Biagio, Bergamo, Italy) Tactus CD-800001

BERNTSEN & ASHEIM, Norway: Improvisations on Christmas Themes Maria hun er en jomfru ren; I denne søde Jule-tiidAnne-Lise Berntsen, voice; Nils Henrik Asheim (1737 Baumeister/Maihingen Cloister, Germany) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD266

PAUL SIFLER, Yugoslavia: Christmas and the BirdsJohn Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7189

FRIDTHJOV ANDERSSEN, Norway: Festival Prelude, Fra himlen høyt –Arctic Brass; Bjørn Andor Drage (1908 Sauer/St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany) Euridice CD-019