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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1990 Guilbault-Therien/Grande Seminaire, Montreal]
1990 Guilbault-Therien at Grande Seminaire, Montreal.

Holiday Seasonings

…an international buffet of tasty carols and instrumental solos for Christmas time.

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Hour 1

LOUIS CLAUDE DAQUINNoel No. 4François Zeitouni (1990 Guilbault-Therien/Grande Seminaire, Montreal) XXI 16092

J.S. BACH:  Orgelbüchlein Christmas Preludes (Gelobet seist du, BWV 604; Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, BWV 605; Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar, BWV 607; Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 610; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, BWV 609) –Swiss Radio Choir/Diego Fasolis, director; Francesco Cera (200 Mascioni/Santa maria Assunta, Giubiasco, Switzerland) Brilliant Classics 84639

NIELS WILELM GADE:  2 Christmas Preludes (Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern; Vom Himmel hoch) –Olivier Vernet (1973 Tamburini/St. Charles Church, Monte Carlo) Ligia Digital 0104200-09

J.S. BACHWachet auf, BWV 645 –Lorenzo Ghielmi (2004 Mascioni/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tokyo, Japan) CR Studio 9728

SAMUEL BARBER (reconstructed by Iain Quinn):  Christmas Eve (1920) –Harvard University Choral Fellows/Edward Jones, director; Charlotte McKechnie, soprano; Emma Dowd, alto; Christian Lane (1929 Skinner/Memorial Church, Cambridge, MA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/19/13)

ANTHONY MILNEROut of your sleep ariseWILLIAM WHITEHEADThe Seven Joys of MaryChoir of St. John’s College; Andrew Nethsingha, director; Joseph Wicks (1994 Mander/St. John’s College, Cambridge, England) Signum 458

PHILIP STOPFORDI wonder as I wanderTruro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray, director; Luke Bond (1887 Willis) Regent 499

DAVID BRIGGSSortie, In dulci jubiloPaul Walton (1907 Walker/Bristol Cathedral, England) Regent 406

Hour 2

HERBERT SUMSIONPrelude, Unto us is born a sonJune Nixon (1891 Lewis-1990 Harrison/St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia) SPC 0499

JOHN GARDNERThe Holly and the IvyTRADITIONAL (arr. Guest):  Suo Gan.  TRADITIONAL (arr. Willcocks):  Sussex CarolChoir of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal/Huw Williams, director; Martyn Noble (2013 Harrison/Chapel Royal, London) Signum 0460

FLORENCE DURELL CLARK:  Fantasia for Organ (Angelus ad Virginem) --William O’Meara (2012 Brisson & Gagnon/St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario) O’Meara 2015

ALEXIS CHAUVET3 Offertoires pour le temps de Noël (No. 4, Noël cette journée; No. 8, Vous qui desirez sans fin; No. 5, A la venue de Noël) –Carolyn Shuster-Fournier (1863 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Louis Cathedral, Versailles, France) EMA 9502

CHARLES IVESAdeste fidelisJoel Treybig, trumpet; Monisa Angell, viola; Andrew Risinger (1969 Aeolian-Skinner/McAfee Concert Hall, Belmont University, Nashville, TN) Curvepoint 2017

JEAN DAETWYLERNoël of the Shepherds (Variations on an Old Popular Song) –Paul Falentin, trumpet; Hilmar Gertschen (unidentified instrument) Gallo 548

KARL HOYER:  Variations on a Bohemian Christmas Song (O laufet, ihr Hirten), Op. 33 –Wolfgang Hofmann (1862 Ladegast-1903 Sauer/Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, Germany) Motette 11321


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