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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1735 Trost at the Waltershausen City Church, Germany]
1755 Trost organ at the Stadtkirche [Town Church] in Waltershausen, Germany

[1739 Trost at the Castle Church in Altenburg, Germany]
1739 Trost organ at the Castle Church in Altenburg, Germany

[1981 Ahrend at the Augustinian Museum, Toulouse, France]
1981 Ahrend organ at the Augustinian Museum, Toulouse, France

[1985 Ahrend at the Jesuite Church of Porrentruy, Switzerland]
1985 Ahrend organ at the Jesuit Church of Porrentruy, Switzerland

[1880 Cavaillé-Coll at Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans, France]
1880 Cavaillé-Coll at the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix, France at the

Advent Anticipation

Composers old and new create music of awe and expectation that preludes the Christmas festival.

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Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 4, 2006

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Music played in the program

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Chorale-prelude, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme –Mathias Schmutzler, trumpet; Felix Friedrich (1755 Trost/Stadtkirche [Town Church], Waltershausen, Germany) Querstand CD-9809

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Fantasia Number 1, Wachet auf –Michael Laird, trumpet; Peter Hurford (1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England, UK) Argo 430 208

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Fantasia Number 2, Wachet auf –Mathias Schmutzler, trumpet; Felix Friedrich (1739 Trost/Altenburg Castle Chapel, Germany) Motette CD MOT 20261

JENNIFER BATE: Variations on a Gregorian Theme, Conditor alme siderumJennifer Bate (1919 Henry Willis & Sons/Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales, UK) Guild GMCD 7209

MARIE RUBIS BAUER: People look east! –Choir of Christ Presbyterian, David Kienzle, conductor (1996 Schantz/Christ Presbyterian, Canton, OH) Pro Organo CD 2922

ROBERT EDWARD SMITH: Hymn-prelude, People look east! –Robert Gallagher (1995 Lively-Fulcher/Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, DC) World Library CD-3027

FRANK SPELLER: Advent Song –Ginny Clark, soprano; Frank Speller (1981 Visser-Rowland/Bates Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin, TX) Pro Organo CD 7092

NICOLAUS BRUHNS: Chorale Fantasy, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland –Jan Willem Jansen (1981 Ahrend/Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France) Temperaments CD-316011

J.S. BACH: 3 Advent Chorale-preludes: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland S. 659a-661a –Olivier Vernet (1985 Ahrend/Jesuit Church, Porrentruy, Switzerland) Ligia Digital 0104046-97

JOSEPH AHRENS: Prelude, Conditor alme siderum –Joseph Ahrens (1955 Schuke/Hochschule für Musik, Berlin, Germany) Christophorus CHR 77124

DAVID CHERWIEN: Chorale-fantasy, Of the Father’s Love Begotten –National Lutheran Choir, David Cherwien (2003 Reuter/St. Michael Lutheran Church, Bloomington, MN) National Lutheran Choir CD-1922

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Toccata on Conditor alme siderum, from Suite for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, Opus 55. Number 1, L’Orgue Mystique –Georges Delvallée (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Cathédrale Sainte-Croix, Orleans, France) Accord CD-4761059