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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1988 Kleucker-Steinmeyer/Tonhalle, Zurich, Switzerland][decorative stamp]
1988 Kleucker–Steinmeyer at the Tonhalle, Zurich, Switzerland

[1942 Hill, Norman & Beard/Norwich Cathedral, England][decorative stamp]
1942 Hill, Norman & Beard at Norwich Cathedral, England

[2004 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian  Church, Springfield, IL][decorative stamp]
2004 Brombaugh at 1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL

[1931 Steinmeyer/Blessed Sacrament  Cathedral, Altoona, PA][decorative stamp]
1931 Steinmeyer at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Altoona, PA

[1964 Casavant/Basilica Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada][decorative stamp]
1964 Casavant at Basilica Notre–Dame–du–Cap, Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada

International Holiday Surprises

…a multi-cultural exploration of diverse musicks for the Festival of the Nativity.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1351 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1351 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 23, 2013

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

EUGENE GIGOUTRhapsodie sur des NoëlsElke Völker (2001 Göckel/Church of St. Elisabeth, Mannheim, Germany) Aeolus 10401

JEAN GUILLOU:  Improvisation on Lo, how a rose –Jean Guillou (1988 Kleucker-Steinmeyer/Tonhalle, Zurich, Switzerland) Dorian 90119

CARL RÜTTI:  2 Carols (I wonder as I wander; My dancing day) –Escorial Choir/Christopher Duarte, director; Carl Rütti (1942 Hill, Norman & Beard/Norwich Cathedral, England) Guild 7238

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT:  2 Pieces (Pastorale, Op. 26; Noël Polonais, Op. 60, no. 2) –François Lambrecht, piano; Kurt Luedders, harmonium (1870 Mustel/Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Paris, France) Hortus 044

HELMUT WALCHA:  3 Christmas Chorale-preludes (Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn; O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht; Lobt Gott den Herrn, ihr Heiden all) –Wolfgang Rübsam (2004 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Naxos 8.572911

FRANZ MURSCHHAUSERVariations on Lasst uns den Kindelein wiegenJan van de Laar (1772 Robustelly/St. Lambertus Church, Helmond, The Netherlands) Stichtine Vrienden Robustelly-orgel 1992

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT:  Postlude on Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleichStefan Engels (1931 Steinmeyer/Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Altoona, PA) Priory 830

GUNNAR IDENSTAM (arr.):  2 Christmas Hymns (Gläd dig du Kristi brud; Veni, veni Emmanuel) – Emma Härdelin, vocals; Lisa Rydberg, violin; St. Jacobs Chamber Choir/Gary Graden, director; Gunnar Idenstam (1949 Marcussen/Oskars Church, Stockholm, Sweden) BIS 5031

 

Hour 2

DIANE BISH (arr.): Joy to the worldDiane Bish (2006 Varnus/Palace of the Arts, Budapest, Hungary) Joy of Music 2010

BOB CHILCOTT: For Him all stars have shone –Choir of Saint Paul's/Michael Fulcher, director; Richard Apperley (1877 Lewis-1994 Croft/St. Paul Cathedral, Wellington, New Zealand) Raven 924

MARCEL THOMPSON: Noël Variations on Que j’aime ce Divin Enfant –Michelle Quintal (1964 Casavant/Basilica Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada) ATMA Classique 2-1013

PIETRO YON: Marche PastoraleJoseph Jackson (2000 Reuter/1st Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA) DTR 2011

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI: Echantillon du Chant de Noël a l’Italienne –Luca Salvadori (1851 Serassi/San Biago Church, Bergamo, Italy) Tactus 800001

FRANTISEK BRIXI: Pastorella –Karel Paukert (1971 Holtkamp/Cleveland Museum of Art, OH) Azica 712288

PAUL de MALEINGREAU: L’Adoration Mystique, fr Symphonie de Noël, Op. 19Peter Van de Velde (1891 Schyven/Our Lady’s Cathedral, Antwerp, Belgium) Aeolus 10621

STUART NICHOLSON (arr.): Ding, dong, merrily on high! ERNEST DINES: Star of the East. G. F. HANDEL (arr. Hewson, etc.): Hark, the herald angels sing –Choir of St. Patrick’s Cathedral/Stuart Nicholson, director; David Leigh (1963 Walker/St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland) Regent 418