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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1929 Moller organ at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia][decorative stamp]
1929 Möller organ at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia

[1957 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Georgetown Presbyterian, Washington DC][decorative stamp]
1957 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Georgetown Presbyterian, Washington DC

[1911 Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at the Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia, PA][decorative stamp]
1911 Wanamaker Organ at Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

[1985 C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 87, at Moore Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan][decorative stamp]
1985 C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 87, at Moore Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

[1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson and Co. organ at the Cathedral, Gloucester, England, UK][decorative stamp]
1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson and Co. organ at the Cathedral, Gloucester, England, UK

[1888 Cavaille-Coll organ at Saint Sernin, Toulouse, France][decorative stamp]
1888 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sernin, Toulouse, France

[1980 Virtanen organ at the Cathedral, Turku, Finland][decorative stamp]
1980 Virtanen organ at the Cathedral, Turku, Finland

The Holy Birth

…timeless musical gifts from many hands and many lands celebrated the festival of Christmas.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 1050 Hour 1 59:00 min

Audio 1050 Hour 2 59:00 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 13, 2010

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

TRADITIONAL (arranged by Chapman): Bring a torch, Jennette Isabella. TRADITIONAL (arranged by Dragon & Peter Richard Conte): O TannenbaumPhiladelphia Brass Ensemble; Peter Richard Conte (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic G49294

ANDRÉ FLEURY: Variations on a Burgundian Noël –François Lemanissier (1893 Debierre/Eglise Sainte-Croix de Saint-Lô, France) & (1968; 1987 Beuchet-Debierre/Notre-Dame de Saint-Lô, France) Triton 331137

JEAN LANGLAIS: La NativitéGeorge C. Baker (1888 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Saint-Sernin, Toulouse, France) Solstice CD-240

HERBERT SUMSION: The Holy BirthGloucester Cathedral Choir, John Sanders, conductor; Mark Blatchly (1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD5033

HERMANN SCHROEDER: In dulci jubiloWilliam Watkins (1957 Aeolian-Skinner/Georgetown Presbyterian, Washington, DC) Vermont Organ Academy 02

DENIS BÉDARD: Variations on In dulci jubiloThomas Fitches (1928 Casavant Frères/Anglican Church of St. Clement, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) RCCO 09

ANTHONY HAMMOND: Improvisation-Toccata on Adeste FidelisAnthony Hammond (1912 Harrison & Harrison/St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, England, UK) Priory PRCD1038

Filler –MARCEL DUPRÉ (see below)

Hour 2

JERRY HERMAN: We need a little Christmas. ALFRED BURT (arranged by Steven Ball): A Carol Medley –Steven Ball (1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA) StevenBall 01

CARLO RÜTTI: I wonder as I wander. JUDITH BINGHAM: The Shepherd’s GiftBBC Singers, Stephen Cleobury, conductor; Robert Quinney (1954 Harrison/The Temple Church, London, England, UK) Signum 067

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN: Allein Gott in der HöhÉric Lebrun (1810 Kyburz/Santa Maria de Maó, Menorca, Spain) Solstice CD-187

JOHANN HEINRICH BUTTSTETT: How brightly shines the MorningstarShin-Ae Chun (1985 C.B. Fisk/Moore Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI) Chun 2005

BERNARD WAYNE SANDERS: Variations on Ihr Kinderlein KommetJulian Bewig (2002 Fischer & Krämer/St. Mary Church, Emsdetten, Germany) Classicophon 2009-010

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Nativité, from Symphonie-Passion, Opus 22 –Kalevi Kiviniemi (1980 Virtanen/Cathedral, Turku, Finland) MILS 10110

HERBERT BUFFINGTON: Improvisation on Joy to the WorldHerbert Buffington (2009 Schlueter/Immaculate Heart of Mary RCC, Atlanta, GA) Sonare 2009

Filler –JEAN LANGLAIS (see above)