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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1890 Cavaille-Coll organ at the Eglise Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France][decorative stamp]
1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France

[1990 Guilbault-Therien organ, Opus 35, at the Chapelle du Grand Seminaire, Montreal, Quebec, Canada][decorative stamp]
1990 Guilbault-Thérien organ, Opus 35, at the Chapelle du Grand Séminaire, Montréal, Québec, Canada

[1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer organ at Tonhalle, Zurich, Switzerland][decorative stamp]
1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer organ at Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland

[1979 Moller organ at the St. Boniface Episcopal, Sarasota, Florida][decorative stamp]
1979 Möller organ at the St. Boniface Episcopal, Sarasota, Florida

A French Christmas Party

…in the countryside and city, a collection of old noëls in settings from three centuries.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1149 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1149 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 05, 2011

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN: Noël sur les jeux d’anches, Number 6 –François Zeitouni (1991 Guilbault-Thérien/Chapelle du Grand Séminaire, Montréal, Québec, Canada) XXI 1609

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Noël languedocien, Opus 60; Finale alla Schumann sur un Noël languedocien, Opus 83 –Francois Lambret, piano; Kurt Lueders (1870 Mustel harmonium) Editions Hortus CD-044

JEAN LANGLAIS: Rhapsodie sur deux NoëlsRené Oberson (1992 Ayer-Morel/St. Laurence Collegiate Church, Estavayer-le-lac, Switzerland) Gallo CD-700

JACQUES BERTHIER: 3 Noëls –Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman, flute; Bruce Neswick (1988 Wilhelm/St. Alban School Chapel, Washington, DC) Raven OAR-840

CÉSAR FRANCK: 3 Noëls, from L’OrganisteNeil Wright (1905 Cavaillé-Coll/Farnborough Abbey, England, UK) Priory PRCD802

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations on an Old Noel, Opus 20 –Jeremy Filsell (1979 Möller/St. Boniface Episcopal, Sarasota, FL) Guild GMCD 7157

Filler –JEAN LANGLAIS (see above)

Hour 2

JEAN-FRANCOIS DANDRIEU: Nous sommes en voie. NICOLAS LEBEGUE: Un vierge pucelle –La Camerata Baroque; Daniel Meylan (1985 Aubertin/Notre Dame de l’Assomption, Orgelet, France) K617 K.617104

MICHEL CHAPUIS: Improvisations on French Christmas Themes –Ekaterina Fedorova, soprano; Michel Chapuis (1768 Boillot/Church of St. Jean-de-Losne, France) Plenum Vox 006

JEAN GUILLOU: Variations on Of the Father’s Love Begotten, improvisation –Jean Guillou (1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer/Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland) Dorian DOR 90119

CLAIRE DELBOS: La vierge berce l’enfant –Marie-Andrée Morisset-Balier (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) ASO CD-94476

AUGUSTE FAUCHARD: Le Mystere de Noël, Jesu redemptor omnium –Friedhelm Flamme (1853 Cavaillé-Coll/Cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité, Laval, France) IFO 00 087

Filler - ALEXANDRE GUILMENT (see above)