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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1995 Lively-Fulcher
1995 Lively-Fulcher/St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington, DC

Holiday Surprises

…a diverting collection of rare and unusual music for the Christmas festival.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

JOHANN PACHELBEL:  Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich –Wolfgang Rübsam (1787 Holzhey/Weissenau Abbey, Germany) Naxos 8.554380

PIERRE COCHEREAU (trans. Filsell):  Variations on a French Carol –Jeremy Filsell (1967 Walker/Metropolican Cathedral, Liverpool, England) ASV 1109

MICHEL CORRETTE:  Noël provençal.  ANTONIO MESTRES:  March for the Clarines –Marie-Ange Leurent (1810 Kyrutz/Church of St. Mary, Mahón, Menorca) Solstice 187

CHARLES CALLAHAN:  Christmas Prelude –Michelle Gray, flute; Adam Pajan (1990 Reuter/St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenville, SC) Melodia Duo 2003

SOFIA KARLSSON:  Peace on earth.  TRADITIONAL:  Banquet Polska –Sofia Karlsson, voice; St. Jacob’s Chamber Choir/Gary Graden; Lisa Rydberg, violin; Gunnar Idenstam (1949 Marcussen Oscars Church, Stockholm, Sweden) Bis 5031

WILLIAM WHITEHEAD:  The Seven Joys of Mary.  DAVID BRIGGS (arr.):  Away in a manger.  MATTHEW MARTIN:  Nowell sing we –Chapel Choir/James Vivian; Luke Bond (1965-2002 Harrison/St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, England) Hyperion 68281

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Hour 2

ROBERT EDWARD SMITH:  Angels from the realms of glory –Robert Gallagher (1995 Lively-Fulcher/St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington, DC) WLP 3027

JEAN-JACQUES BEAUVARLET-CHARPENTIER:  Noël pour un Elevation (Or dites nous Marie) –Marina Tchebourkina (1754 Dom Bedos-1985 Quoirin/Holy Cross Abbey,Bordeaux, France) Natives 08

J. WILLIAM GREENE:  Christmas Ayers & Dances (Adeste fidelis; Gentle Mary; Jingle Bells; I am so glad; Savior of the nations, come) –J. William Greene (1988 Klop chamber organ/Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynchburg, VA) Pro Organo 7281

JONATHAN ELKUS:  Christmas Music –Nikolaus Schwärzler (1928 Steinmeyer/Maria Himmelfahrt Abbey, Lindau, Germany) Lindau 011 200

FRANÇOIS-AUGUSTE GEVAERT:  Gloria, fr Christmas Mass –Le Petit Sablon Ensemble/Thibaut Lenaerts; Xavier Deprez (1870 van Bever/St. Etienne, Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium) Fuga Libera 545

LEO SOWERBY:  Hymn, The people who in darkness walked –Haig Mardirosian (2001 Letourneau/Church of te Ascension & Saint Agnes; Washington, DC) ASA 0601

LUDWIG NIELSEN:  Christmas Fantasy (Silent Night) –Norberto Guinaldo (1963 Reuter/United Methodist Church, Garden Grove, CA) Guinaldo 2008

DENIS BEDARD:  Noël Huron.  JOSEPH CULLEN:  In excelsis Gloria –Abbey Schola/Simon Bell; Carleton Etherington (1997 Jones/Tewkesbury Abbey, England) Regent 440

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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 Syndyne Corporation of Vancouver, WA, and Taylor & Boody, Organbuilders of Staunton, 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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