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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1845 Cavaillé-coll organ, revised, at La Madeleine in Paris, France]
1845 Cavaillé-coll organ, revised, at La Madeleine in Paris, France

A Flashy French Festival

…a three-century collective of composers provides a colorful package for our holiday pleasure.

Audio 0752 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0752 Part 1 30:50
Audio 0752 Part 2 26:49
Audio 0752 Part 3 30:21


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Music played in the program

Part 1

PIERRE COCHEREAU: Variations on a Romanian Christmas Carol –Pierre Cochereau (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Solstice CD-152

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Offertoire sur deux Noëls, Opus 19, number 2 –Herman van Vliet (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Festivo 6962 092

JEAN HURÉ: Christmas Communion –Susan Landale (1988 Oberthür/Cathédrale Saint Stephen, Auxerre, France) REM CD-311202

LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Noël Variations in F –Ben van Oosten (1845 Cavaillé-Coll/Église de la Madeleine, Paris, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 1278

Part 2

MARCEL DUPRÉ: 6 Antiennes pour le Temps de Noél, Opus 48 –Ben van Oosten (1915; 1996 Casavant Frères/Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 1288

THÉODORE DUBOIS: 2 Christmas Pieces: Petite Pastorale champenoise’ Postlude cantiqueHelga Schauerte (1880 Merklin/Moulins Cathedral, France) Syrius CD-141382

Part 3

MICHEL CORETTE: Noél Variations, Vous qui désirez san finMichel Chapuis (1783 Clicquot/Église Saint-Peter-et-Paul, Souvigny, France) Valois 4637

ALEXANDRE-PIERRE FRANÇOIS BOËLY: Messe du Jour de Noël, selections Opus 11 –Thomas Schmögner (1775 Isnard/Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Sainte-Maximin la Sainte-Baume, France) Edition Lade CD-024

JEAN LANGLAIS: Christmas Prelude on Adeste fidelisColin Walsh (1898 Henry Willis/Lincoln Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD648

GASTON LITAIZE: Variations sur un noel angevinGaston Litaize (1979 Albiez/Propsteikirche, Kempen, Germany) Motette CD MOT 10431

Filler –LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY (see above)

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