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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer/Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland][decorative stamp]
1988 Kleuker–Steinmeyer at Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland

[1930 Aeolian at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA][decorative stamp]
1930 Aeolian at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

[Wanamaker organ/Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia, PA][decorative stamp]
Wanamaker organ at Macy's Department Store, Philadelphia, PA

[1767 Stumm/Schlosskirche, Meisenheim am Glan, Germany][decorative stamp]
1767 Stumm at Schlosskirche, Meisenheim am Glan, Germany

Holiday Highlights

…some engaging confections, several of them ‘invented in the moment’, add to our enjoyment of this special time of year.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1451 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1451 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

HAN UWE HIELSCHEERIn dulci jubilo Variations –Hans Uwe Hielscher (1982 Oberlinger/Market Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) Hielscher 3

JEAN GUILLOU:  2 Improvisations (Pastorale, The Holly and the Ivy; Postlude, God rest ye, merry gentlemen) –Jean Guillou (1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer/Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland) Dorian 90119

KRÄMER & MÜCK:  Christmas Pastoral Improvisation --Otto Maria Krämer and Matthias Mück (2005 Eule/St. Sebastian Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany) Unda Maria 20391

PETER PLANYAVSKY:  Christmas Improvisation, Erfreu dich HimmelPeter Planyavsky (1999 Woehl/St. Martin’s Church, Sendenhorst, Germany) St. Martin 10115

FELIX NOWOWIEJSKIMidnight Mass in Old St. Mary’s Church, Cracow, Op. 31, no. 3Rudolf Innig (1939 Sauer/St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bremen, Germany) Dabringhaus & Grimm 317 0973

ROBERT ELMOREThe Night of the StarMargaret Lacy (1942 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Amarillo, TX) Acis 89385

MICHEL CORRETTE:  Christmas Suite in G (Un jour Dieu se résolut; Sanctus; Tous les Bourgeois de Chastres) –Olivier Vernet (1750 Silbermann/Church of St. Maurice, Soultz, France) Ligia Digital 0104187

Hour 2

TOMMIE CONNORI saw mommy kissing Santa ClausMichael Stairs (1930 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA) DTR 9102

FREDERICK DELIUS (arr. Hebble):  Winter’s NightPeter Richard Conte (Wanamaker organ/Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic 49264

CHRISTOPHER BOODLEChristmas Sleigh-RideNeil Weston (1980 Möller/7th Day Adventist  Church, Spencerville, MD) Lammas 143

HERBERT BUFFINGTON: 2 Improvisation (Infant holy, infant lowly; Angels we have heard on high) –Herbert Buffington (2009 Schlueter/Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta, GA) Sonare 2009

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANNAngelus ad pastores ait –Julia Brown (1976 Brombaugh/Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, OR) Naxos 8.557054

MAX REGERThe Virgin’s Slumber SongJonas Nordwall (Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA) NorCal 980

GASTON DETHIERVariations on Adeste, fidelisAram Basmadjian (Wurlitzer/ Sanfilippo Place de Musique, Barrington, IL) Resultant Records 0701

LOUIS CLAUDE D’AQUINNoël sur les flutes (No. 9)Elisabeth Ullmann (1767 Stumm/Schlosskirche, Meisenheim am Glan, Germany) IFO 20226

PIERRE COCHEREAU (trans. Lombard);  Sortie, Adeste fidelis–François Lombard (1963 Godefroy-Dubosc/Church of St. Peter, Calais, France) Motette 12201

 

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