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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1968-2017 Harrison
1968-2017 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England

The Nativity of the Lord

…picturesque evocations of the first Christmas, including the extraordinary music of Olivier Messiaen.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

ANDRÉ FLEURY:  Variations on a Noël from Burgundy –François Lemanissier (1893-2003 Debierre/Holy Cross Church, Saint-Lo, France) Triton 331137

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE:  Christmas Prelude and Communion, fr L’Orgue Mystique, Op. 55, no. 3 –Georges Delvallee (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans, France) Accord 476.1058

OLIVIER MESSIAEN:  La Vierge et l’enfant –Andrew Canning (2009 Ruffatti/Upsala Cathedral, Sweden) Sheva 163

MESSIAEN:  Les Bergers –Pierre Pincemaille (2004 Darbassies/St. Eloi, Dunkirk) IFO 00318/9

MESSIAEN:  Desseins éternels –Colin Andrews (2005 Fisk/St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville, NC) Loft 1099

MESSIAEN:  Le Verbe –Richard Gowers (1968-2017 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England) King’s College 025

MESSIAEN:  Les Enfants de Dieu –Dame Gillian Weir (1994 Frobenius/Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark) Priory 921

Hour 2

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE:  Prelude and Variations for the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, fr L’Orgue Mystique, Op. 55, no. 6 –Sandro Müller (1929 Seifrt/Liebfraukirche, Bottrop-Eigen, Germany) Cybele050.106

J. WILLIAM GREENE:  Christmas Ayres & Dances (Personet hodie; People look east; Joy to the world) –J. William Greene (1988 Klop chamber organ) Pro Organo 7281

JEAN LANGLAIS:  La Nativité –John Tarver (1998 Schoenstein/Spring Valley United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX) Tarver 2002

MESSIAEN:  Les Anges –Tom Winpenny (1962-2009 Harrison/St. Alban’s Abbey, England) Naxos 8.573332

MESSIAEN:  Jesus accepte la souffrance –Theodore Gillen (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 5/28/72)

MESSIAEN:  Les Mages –Renée Ann Louprette (1962 Austin/St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hartford, CT) RAL 2008

MESSIAEN:  Dieu parmi nous –Richard Gowers (1968-2017 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England) King’s College 025


APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in memory of Wesley C. Dudley by his family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from C. B. Fisk, Inc. of Gloucester, MA, and Foley-Baker, Inc. of Tollund, CT, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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