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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1714 Boizard organ at Saint Michel Abby, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France]
1714 Boizard at Saint Michel Abbey, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France

[1914 Casavant Freres organ at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal, Quebec, Canada]
1915; 1996 Casavant Frères at the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Montréal, Québec, Canada

[1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral]
1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral

Christmas International

Performers and composers from many lands celebrate the Nativity Festival.

Flash Player Audio Icon Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 11, 2006

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Music played in the program

PHILIP MOORE: Prelude, Corde natus. HARRISON OXLEY: Prelude, Whence is that goodly fragrance? JOHN RUTTER: Prelude, God rest you merry, gentlemen –Huw Williams (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD778

BARRIE CABENA: Clifford’s Carol, In dulci jubilo from Cabena’s Homage –Paul Derrett (1962 Harrison & Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England, UK) Amphion CD-175

GERALD HENDRIE: As I outrode this enderes night –Birmingham Cathedral Choir/Marcus Huxley; Christopher Allsop (1993 Nicholson/Birmingham Cathedral, England, UK) Regent 137

VINCENT LÜBECK: In dulci jubilo –Friedhelm Flamme (1737 Treutmann/Grauhof Castle Church, Goslar, Germany) cpo 777 198

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: 4 Christmas Chorale-preludes: Alles ist an Gottes Segen; Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele; Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich, from Opus 65 –Elke Völker (1914 Walcker/Church of San Ignacio de Loyola, San Sebastian, Spain) Aeolus AE10591

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Offertory, Il est né, le divin enfant –Ben van Oosten (1915; 1996 Casavant Frères/Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 1288

SEBASTIEN de BROSSARD & NICOLAS LEBEGUE & JEAN-FRANÇOIS DANDRIEU: Credo, from Messe Une nuit de NoëlParlement de Musique Ensemble, Martin Gester (1714 Boizard/Abbey Church, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France) Temperaments CD-76

BEDŘICH WIEDERMANN: Chorale-prelude on a Bohemian Christmas Carol, Wanting that he should sleepKarel Paukert (1972 Holtkamp/Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH) Cleveland Museum CD-71228

RENATO FAIT: In dulci jubilo. SANTO SPINELLI: Puer natus est nobis –Cappella Musicale, Claudio Riva, conductor; Luigi Benedetti (1938; 1986 Mascioni & Tamburini/Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente, Milan, Italy) Motette CD MOT 50731

MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Noël, Opus 94, number 2. LUIGI FERDINANDO TAGLIAVINI: Chorale-Pastorale, Puer natus est –Andrea Macinanti (1909 Vegezzi-Bossi/Santa Maria Basilica, Minerva, Italy) Tactus CD-900001

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Paraphrase, Puer natus est, from L’Orgue Mystique, Opus 55, number 3 –Sandro Müller (1968 Alexander Schuke/Old Reformed Church, Elberfeld, Germany) Cybele CD-050102