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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2003 Garland organ at First United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls, TX]
1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2003 Garland organ at First United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls, TX

In Anticipation

Preluding the Christmas festival, we play the ‘waiting game’ with a collection of music for the Advent season.

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Music played in the program

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: 3 Advent Chorales: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme; Mit Ernst, O Menschenkinder; Macht hoch die Tür –Rudolf Berchtel (1928 Behmann/St. Martin Church, Dornbirn, Austria) Edition Lade CD-041

ADOLF BUSCH: Chorale-prelude, Macht hoch die Tür, Opus 60, #3 –Ludger Lohmann (1996 Rieger/Stuttgart Conservatory Concert Hall, Stuttgart, Germany) Motette CD MOT 13101

ANTON HEILLER: Freu dich sehr, meine SeeleCraig Cramer (1992 Fritts/Grace Lutheran, Tacoma, WA) Dulcian CD-008

BRYAN KELLY: Magnificat in C –Gloucester Cathedral Choir, John Sanders, conductor; Mark Lee (1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD494

WILHELM FRIEDEMANN BACH: Chorale-prelude, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. JOHANN MICHAEL BACH: Chorale-prelude, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. –Wolfgang Baumgratz (1966 Vulpen/St. Peter Cathedral, Bremen, Germany) Aeolus AE10241

ROBERT J. POWELL: 4 Advent Preludes Prepare the way, Zion; Come thou long-expected Jesus; People look east; Rejoice, rejoice believers –Michelle Gray, flute; Adam Pajan (1990 Reuter/St. Mary RCC, Greenville, SC) Melodia CD-2003

LEO NESTOR: Anthem, Who comes? –Choir of Third Presbyterian, Rochester, NY, Peter DuBois, conductor; Christian Lane (1952; 1991 Austin/Third Presbyterian, Rochester, NY) WXXI CD-2000

ROBERT HOBBY: Wake, awake. MICHAEL BURKHARDT: Sleepers, awake! RICHARD WAYNE DIRKSEN: Anthem, O hear our cry, O Lord –Choir and Brass Ensemble of Christ Presbyterian Church, David Kienzle, conductor and organist (1996 Schantz/Christ Presbyterian, Canton, OH) Pro Organo CD 2922

DANIEL PINKHAM: Variations on an Advent Tune, O come, EmmanuelAndrew Paul Holman (1964 C.B. Fisk/King’s Chapel, Boston, MA) AFKA SK-548

PHILIPPE LEFEBVRE: Triptyque on Veni EmmanuelPhilippe Lefebvre (1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2003 Garland/FUMC, Wichita Falls, TX) Baroque Notes CD-2004


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