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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

An American Organist's Christmas

…soloists, composers and instrument builders all around our country celebrate the holiday season.

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Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1750 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1750 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

TRADITIONAL:  Adeste fidelis –Hector Olivera (1991 Casavant-1996 Rodgers/Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA) Rodgers 00876015

TRADITIONAL (arr. Various):  Joy to the World –Musicians of 1st-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE/Jeremy Bankson, director; Tom Trenny (1997 Schoenstein) FPUCC 2014

SETH BINGHAM:  Annunciation --–Cristopher Marks (1997 Schoenstein/1st Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE) Raven 991

ROBIN MILFORD:  Pastoral Dance, On Christmas Night.  RICHARD ELLIOTT:  I saw three ships –Larry Visser 1996 Austin/LKaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI) LaGrave 2013

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Greensleeves.  SAMUEL BARBER:  Silent night.  LOUIS CLAUDE DAQUIN:  Noel No. 10 –Jonathan Biggers (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 12/14/2001)

DAVID CONTE:  The show lay on the ground –Christ Church Schola/Stephen Kennedy, director; Kathleen Bride, harp; David Higgs (1955 Austin/St. Mary’s Church, Rochester, NY) Arsis 159

J.S. BACH:  Rejoice, beloved Christians, BWV 734.  TRADITIONAL:  2 Carols (The First Noël & It came upon a midnight clear) –Virgil Fox (Rodgers Touring Organ/Carnegie Hall, NYC) RCA 68816

Hour 2

HENRI DALLIER:  Pastorale pour Noël –Festival Orchestra/Stephen Schmall, conductor; Robert Vickery (1981 Hoppe/Holy Childhood Church, Saint Paul, MN HCSC 2000

JOHN SCHWANDT:  Christmas Improvisation (Deck the Halls with Frankincense and Myrrh on a Clear Midnight) –John Scnwandt (1999 Fisk/Gothic Hall-Catlett Music Center, Norman, OK) AOI 2012

HERBERT BUFFINGTON:  2 Improvisations (Good King Wenceslas; We three kings) –Herbert Buffington (2009 Schlueter/Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta, GA) Sonare 2009

GERRE HANCOCK:  Christe, Redemptor omnium –Gerre Hancock (1956 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Church, NYC) Gothic 49109

ANDREW CARTER:  Mary’s Magnificat –Memphis Boychoir & Chamber Choir/John Ayer, director; David Kienzle 1956 Schantz/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Memphis, TN) Pro Organo 7073

JOHANN PACHELBEL:  Vom Himmel hoch.  PAUL MANZ:  How brightly shines the morningstar.  MICHAEL DELL:  Festive Flourish on Joy to the World –Samuel Metzger (1974 Ruffatti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL) Metzger Music 103


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