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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1876 Henry Willis organ at the Cathedral, Salisbury, England, UK][decorative stamp]
1876 Henry Willis organ at the Cathedral, Salisbury, England, UK

[1962; 1987 Marcussen & Son organ at St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark][decorative stamp]
1962; 1987 Marcussen & Søn organ at St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark

[1868 Cavaille-Coll organ at Cathedrale Notre Dame, Paris, France][decorative stamp]
1868 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Cathédrale Notre Dame, Paris, France

[1911 Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at the Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia, PA][decorative stamp]
1911 Wanamaker organ at Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

[1934 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, California][decorative stamp]
1934 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, California

[2006 Fritts organ at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Columbus, Ohio][decorative stamp]
2006 Fritts organ at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Columbus, Ohio

On Christmas Day

…magical music, both old and new, adds immeasurably to the spirit of the Nativity Festival.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1151 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1151 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

DAVID HALLS: Sing, o sing this blessed morn. DAVID WILLCOCKS: Sussex Carol –Salisbury Cathedral Choir, David Halls, conductor; Daniel Cook (1876 Henry Willis/Salisbury Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD1025

MYRON ROBERTS: Improvisation on God rest you merry, gentlemenFrederick Hohman (1982 Reuter/Holy Name of Jesus RCC, San Francisco, CA) Pro Organo CD 7040

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 606 –Fynske Chamber Choir, Alice Joensen, conductor; Kevin Bowyer (1962; 1987 Marcussen & Søn/St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark) Nimbus NI 5457/8

J.S. BACH: Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 769 –Pieter Dirksen (1733 Hinsz/Petruskerk, Leens, The Netherlands) Etcetera 1400

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: 4 Christmas Carols: Vom Himmel hoch; Pastorale on Silent Night; Freu dich sehr. HERMANN SCHROEDER: Susani –Childrens Choir Saulgau, Hugo Birkhofer, conductor; Mario Hospach (1985 Rebmann choir organ/St. John Church, Soulgau, Germany) ebs 6019

PIERRE COCHEREAU: Variations sur un Noël, improvisation –Pierre Cochereau (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Solstice FY058

Hour 2

GIOVANNI GABRIELI: Canzona. CARMEN DRAGON (arranged): Deck the hallsPhiladelphia Brass Ensemble; Peter Richard Conte (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic G49264

KEITH CHAPMAN: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine. JOHN LEAVITT: Cold December flies away. PAUL MANZ: What is this lovely fragrance. DALE WOOD: Cold December flies awayJames Welch (1982 Schoenstein/Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Oakland, CA) Arkay AR6166

GUSTAV HOLST (arranged by Haislip): Fantasy on Old Carols –Bay Brass; John Fenstermaker (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Gothic G49120

FRANZ GRUBER: Silent Night (arranged by Idenstam). GUNNAR IDENSTAM (arranged): Lo, how a roseLisa Rydberg, violin; Emma Härdelin, soprano; St. Jacobs Chamber Choir, Gary Graden, conductor; Gunnar Idenstam (1949 Marcussen/Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden) BIS-CD-5031

GEORGE WRIGHT (arranged): Lo, how a rose. VICTOR HERBERT (arranged by Wright): ToylandGeorge Wright (Hollywood Philharmonic Organ/George Wright Residence, Hollywood, CA) Banda CD-8390

LEO NESTOR: Arise, shine, JerusalemChoir of St. Joseph Cathedral, Paul Thornock, conductor; Robert Wisniewski (2006 Fritts/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Columbus, OH) CathedralMusic 7424



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