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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1790 F.H. Clicquot at St.Peter's Cathedral, Poitiers, France] [decorative stamp]
1790 F.H. Clicquot at St.Peter's Cathedral, Poitiers, France

[1739 L. A. Clicquot at Eglise Saint-Jacques et Saint-Christophe, Houdan, France] [decorative stamp]
1739 L. A. Clicquot at Eglise Saint-Jacques et Saint-Christophe, Houdan, France

[1998 Goll at St. Martin's Church, Memmingen, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1998 Goll at St. Martin's Church, Memmingen, Germany

[1761 J. A. Silbermann at Arlesheim Cathedral, Switzerland] [decorative stamp]
1761 J. A. Silbermann at Arlesheim Cathedral, Switzerland

[1961 Karl Schuke at Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1961 Karl Schuke at Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt, Germany

[2000 Brombaugh at First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL] [decorative stamp]
2000 Brombaugh at First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL

[1890 Cavaillé-Coll at St. Ouen, Rouen, France] [decorative stamp]
1890 Cavaillé-Coll at St. Ouen, Rouen, France

[1975 Sandtner at EichstättCathedral, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1975 Sandtner at EichstättCathedral, Germany

Noëls and Chorales

…a collection of seasonal melodies elaborated in the French and German traditions.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1249 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1249 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 3, 2012

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN: Noël No. 10 in GMartin Haselböck (1790 F. H. Clicquot/St. Peter's Cathedral, Poitiers, France) Musica Viva 1980

TRADITIONAL (improvised): Motet, O salutaris hostia and Agnus Dei, fr Messe du jour de Noël –Ensemble Organum; Marcel Péres (1739 L.A. Clicquot/Eglise Saint-Jacques et Saint-Christophe, Houdan, France) Harmonia Mundi 901480

CESAR FRANCK: Pieces in G 'Pour le temps de Noël', fr L'OrganisteHans-Eberhard Ross (1998 Goll/St. Martin's Church, Memmingen, Germany) Audite 21.413

MICHEL CORRETTE: Concerto Noël Allemand –Ludwig Güttler & Kurt Sandau, trumpets; Friedrich Kircheis, organ. Laserlight 154272

J. S. BACH: Christmas Chorales, fr Orgelbüchlein, BWV 603-609 (In dulci jubilo; Puer natus in Bethlehem; Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ; Der Tag der ist so freudenreich; Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her; Vom Hiummel kam der Engel Schaar; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich) –Bernhard Klapprott (1761 J. A. Silbermann/Arlesheim Cathedral, Switzerland) Aeolus 10761

Hour 2

FRANZ MURSCHHAUSER: Variations on Lasst uns das Kindelein wiegen. EUSTACHE du CAURROY: Fantasy on Une jeune filletteAndré Isoir (1991 Kern/Saint-Brice d'Ay, France) Calliope 9933

HELMUT WALCHA: Christmas Chorale-preludes (O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich; Gottes Sohn ist kommen; Ihr lieben Christen; Es kommt ein Schiff geladen; Den die Hirten lobten sehre; Macht hoch die Tür) –Renate Meierjürgen (1961 Karl Schuke/Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt, Germany) Motette 10391; Wolfgang Rübsam (2000 Brombaugh/First Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Naxos 8.572910-12

MAX REGER: Weihnachten, Op. 145, no. 3 –Franz Lehrndorfer (1975 Sandtner/Eichstätt Cathedral, Germany) Celestial Harmonies 14200

JULES GRISON: Fantasy on Adeste fidelesPeter Eilander (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen, Rouen, France) Clarion 2115


Organist Wolfgang Rübsam, who plays works by Helmut Walcha on today's program, has been selected as 'Artist of the Month' by Naxos Records. Check out this interview.