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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1965 Schlicker organ at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota]
1965 Schlicker organ at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

An American Organist’s Christmas

…from Ann Arbor to Atlanta, whether on campus or at home, in church or theater, organ music for the season resounds with glad tidings!

Audio 0751 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0751 Part 1 29:12
Audio 0751 Part 2 28:48
Audio 0751 Part 3 30:00


Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 17, 2007

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

PAUL MANZ: Variations on Vom Himmel hochPaul Manz (1965 Schlicker/Mount Olive Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Manz Music CD-933

ROBERT EDWARD SMITH: Three Christmas Hymn-preludes: Puer nobis; O come, little children; Joy to the worldRobert Edward Smith (1995 Lively-Fulcher/Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, DC) World Library CD-3027

LARRY VISSER: Verses on Silent NightJames Kibbie (2000 Letourneau/Kibbie-Christensen Residence, Ann Arbor, MI) Private issue

PAUL LINDSLEY THOMAS: Christmas Prelude, Unto us a boy is bornElizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Gothic G49084

Part 2

SAMMY CAHN & JULE STYNE: The Christmas Waltz. FELIX BERNARD: Winter WonderlandDavid Harris, piano; Jelani Eddington (Van der Molen Studio/Wheaton, IL) RJE Productions 2003

RICHARD PURVIS: GreensleevesTom Hazleton (1928 Kimball/Dickinson High School Auditorium, Wilmington, DE) DTOS CD-302

JOHNNY MARKS: Rudolf, the Red-nosed Reindeer. JAY LIVINGSTON & RAY EVANS: Silver Bells. WALTER ROLLINS & STEVE NELSON: Frosty the Snowman –Larry Kass (1928 Wurlitzer/Kass Residence, Hinckley, OH) Razzmatazz 1998

DANIEL GAWTHROP: Christmas Cantata, This Child, This King, selections –Utah State University Chamber Singers, Will Kesling, conductor; Tamara Bischoff-Oswald, harp; Rebecca Parkinson (1977 Holtkamp/Chase Fine Arts Center, Logan, UT) Integra Classic CD-951

Part 3

ROBERT J. POWELL: He is born. ROBERT BENJAMIN DOBEY: Meditation on Silent Night. RICHARD LEIBERT: Under the Christmas Mistletoe –Robert Benjamin Dobey (2003 Schoenstein/Grace Episcopal, Sheboygan, WI) Pro Organo CD 7175

GERRE HANCOCK: Improvisations on In dulci jubilo, SI saw three ships come sailing in, and Divinum mysteriumGerre Hancock (1956 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Gothic G49109

Filler –PAUL MANZ (see above)