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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1999 Fisk
1999 Fisk/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

An American Organistís Christmas

…music for the season with a distinctly home-grown flavor.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

HERBERT BUFFINGTON:  How brightly shines the morning star  --Herbert Buffington (2009 Schlueter/Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta, GA) Buffington 68042

ROBERT HEBBLE:  Prelude on I wonder as I wander –Timothy Smith (Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, New York, NY) Pro Organo 7146

JOHN SCHWANDT:  Improvisation on Christmas Themes –John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK) American Organ Institute 2012

CALVIN HAMPTON:  Silent Night.  GERALD NEAR:  Variations on Lo, how a rose –Ralph Lane (1890 Hill/Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, New South Wales, Australia) OMC 2011

HECTOR OLIVERA:  Improvisation on Angels we have heard on high –Hector Olivera (Casavant-Rogers/Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA) Olivera 876015

DAVID CONTE:  Meditation on Silent Night; The snow lay on the ground –Christ Church Schola Cantorum/Stephen Kennedy, conductor; David Higgs (1955 Austin/St. Mary’s Church, Rochester, NY) Arsis 150

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Hour 2

TRADITIONAL (arr. Scott):  Come thou, redeemer of the earth –St. Thomas Choir & Brasses/John Scott, director; Jeremy Bruns (Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Church, New York, NY) Pro Organo 7200

DAVID GEHERENBECK:  When the snow lay on the ground.  ROBERT POWELL:  What is this lovely fragrance.  DANIEL PINKHAM:  Gloria –Sanctuary Choir/Bryan Mitnual; Cleveland Lyric Brass; Marilyn Keiser (1996 Schantz/Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, OH) Arkay 6162

RANDALL FAUST:  Fantasy on Vom Himmel hoch –Andrew Pelletier, horn; Brian Rotz (1922 Skinner/St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Toledo, OH) MSR 1168

DAVID EVAN THOMAS:  Prelude on I wonder as I wander –Marilyn Biery (1925 Skinner & 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r, 12/17/2000)

SAMUEL BARBER:  Wondrous Love Variations, Op. 34; Silent night, fr Die Natali, Op. 37 –Rudolf Innig (2010 Schuke/Holy Cross Church, Detmold, Germany) Dabringhaus & Grimm 917 2010

ANGELA KRAFT CROSS:  Les Bergers –Angela Kraft Cross (2002 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, Los Angeles, CA) Compass Audio 7201

JOEL MARTINSON: Incarnation Suite –Laura Ellis (1992 Möller-2015 Reuter/University of Florida, Gainesville, FL) Raven 995

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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 A. Thompson-Allen Company of New Haven, CT, and Andover Organ Company of Methuen, MA, 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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