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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1891 Schyven
1891 Schyven/Our Lady Cathedral, Antwerp, Belgium

For the Christmas Festival

…a multi-generational sampler of festival holiday music from many lands.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

MASSIMO NOSETTI:  Little Toccata on Adeste fidelis –Domenico Severin (2013 Bonato/Villasanta Cathedral, Monza, Italy) Syrius 141471

JOHANN PACHELBEL:  Vom Himmel hoch; Fugue in D –Jürgen Essl (1782 Stumm/Stephanskirche, Simmern, Germany) cpo 777.557

GEORG BÖHM:  Partita, Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ –Christoph Anselm Noll (1998 Klais/Maria Laach Abbey, Germany) Psallite 60381

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE:  Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BuxWV 188 –John Grew (1959 Beckerath/Queen Mary Road Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) McGill 750029

ALEXIS CHAUVET:  A la venue de Noël, fr 9 Offertoires –Carolyn Shuster-Fournier (1863 Cavaillé-Coll-1989 Haerpfer/St. Louis Cathedral, Versailles, France) EMA 9502

ARTHUR PIECHLER:  3 Christmas Preludes, Op. 46 (In dulci jubilo; Vom Himmel hoch; Stille Nacht) –Klaus Linsenmeyer (1904 Maerz/Augsburg Cathedral, Germany) Motette 11151

HENRI BUSSER:  Le Sommeil de l’Enfant Jesus.  ROGER DUCASSE:  Chant de la nativité –Christi John Bye & Holly Kash, sopranos; Licia Jaskunas, harp; Anthony LaMarchina, cello; Wilma Jensen (1986 Casavant/St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, TN) Pro Organo7282

FRANCIS POTT:  Improvisation on Adeste fidelis (2005) –Tom Winpenny (1962 Harrison/St. Albans Abbey, England) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/11/16)

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Hour 2

ROBERT AMPT:  Carol of the Birds & The Silver Stars are Shining, fr Australian Christmas Suite –Ralph Lane (1890 Hill/Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, New South Wales, Australia) OMC 2011

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  Fantasia on Christmas Carols –Matt Dowdy, baritone; York Minster Choir/Robert Sharpe, director; David Pipe (1903 Walker/York Minster, England)

NOEL RAWSTHORNE:  3 Christmas Carols (Christians awake; This is the truth; Adeste fidelis) –Gordon Stewart (1978 Willis/Huddersfield Town Hall, England) Dolcan 69

KEITH CHAPMAN:  Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella –Donald Pearson (1938 Kimball/St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, CO) Gothic 49101

ALEXANDER MASON:  Variations on Torches –Alexander Mason (1883 Willis-2000 Harrison/St. David’s Cathedral, Wales) Regent 319

PAUL de MALEINGREAU:  Finale, Dies Laetitae, fr Symphonie de Noël, Op. 19 –Peter Van de Velda (1891 Schyven/Our Lady Cathedral, Antwerp, Belgium) Aeolus 10621

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APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their 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 Schoenstein & Company Pipe Organ Builders of Benecia, CA, and Solid State Organ Systems of Alexandria, VA, 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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