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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1887 Henry Willis organ at Truro Cathedral, England, UK]
1887 Henry Willis organ at Truro Cathedral, England, UK

From East to West

…composers and performers from the global community offer up exotic musical gifts for this season of the Nativity.

Audio 0849 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0849 Part 1 29:42
Audio 0849 Part 2 26:42
Audio 0849 Part 3 31:47

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 08, 2008

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

PIOTR DRUSINSKI: Resonet in laudibusJulian Gembalski (1970 Kaminski/Frombork Cathedral, Poland) DUX CD-0413

J.S. BACH: Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, S. 769, excerpts –Gottfried Holzer-Graf (1999 Kern/Klosterkirche - St. Michael, Mondsee, Austria) Balance CD9477

JOHANNES CONZE: Weihnachts-Pastorale, Vom Himmel hochBram Brandemann (1845 Naber/Sint Joriskerk, Amersfoort, The Netherlands) Chapelle CCD

ERNST PEPPING: Christmas Chorale-preludes: Vom Himmel hoch; Es kommt ein Schiff geladen; Freuteuch, ihr Christen alleGeorge Bozeman (1934 Schuke/Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Church, Berlin-Zehlendorf, Germany) Pape CD-7022

Part 2

SAMUEL BARBER: Chorale-prelude on Silent NightJeremy Filsell (1994 Walker/Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England, UK) Guild GMCD 7145

DAN LOCKLAIR: From East to West –extra, Eric Stark, conductor; Charles Manning (1999 Goulding & Wood/St. Luke UMC, Indianapolis, IN) ISC CD-2006

NAJI HAKIM: Improvisation on a Maronite Christmas Chant, Ayyouha Rabbu Ilahuna - O Lord our God, o Child –Choir of Notre Dame du Liban, Paris; Naji Hakim (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/La Trinité, Paris, France) IFO 05 011

GOFFREDO GIARDA: L’Annunciazione, Opus 72, Pastorale Fantasy on an Italian CarolAndrea Macinanti (1916 Vegezzi; 1934 Bossi/Cattedrale di San Giusto, Susas, Italy) Tactus CD-880701

Part 3

PHILIP STOPFORD: 2 Anthems; Hosanna to the son of David; A child is born in Bethlehem –Ecclesium Choir, Philip Stopford; Tim Noon (Copeman-Hart/Keble College Chapel, Oxford, England, UK) Priory PRCD832

HERBERT SUMSION: Cradle Song –John Winter (1887 Henry Willis/Truro Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD917

GAETANO DONIZETTI: Pastorale. ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Noël Brabaçon in the style of Haydn –André Isoir (1967 Kern/Église Saint-Brice d’Ay, France) Calliope CD-9933

HUGO DISTLER: Toccata & Variations on Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland –Barbara Bruns (1967 Beckerath/St. Michael Episcopal, New York, NY) MSR Classics MS1137

Filler –J.S. BACH (see above)