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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1998 Fisk/Furman University, Greenville, SC][decorative stamp]
1998 Fisk at Furman University, Greenville, SC

[1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA][decorative stamp]
1934 Aeolian–Skinner at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

[1960-62 Aeolian-Skinner/Trinity Church, Boston, MA][decorative stamp]
1960–62 Aeolian–Skinner at Trinity Church, Boston, MA

[1927 Casavant–2001 Schantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN][decorative stamp]
1927 Casavant–2001 Schantz at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN

[2002 Fischer & Krämer/St. Mary Church, Emsdetten, Germany][decorative stamp]
2002 Fischer & Krämer at St. Mary Church, Emsdetten, Germany

An American Organist's Christmas

…performers, composers, arrangers, and instrument builders join in providing music for the holiday celebration.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1350 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1350 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

ROBERT POWELL:  4 Carols, fr A Medieval Carol CelebrationEdie Johnson (1998 Fisk/Furman University, Greenville, SC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/6/11)

RICHARD PURVIS: Noël Variations (Chartres) –James Welch (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/6/13)

RAYMOND DAVELUY:  Variations on Ça Bergers, assemblons-nousIsabelle Demers (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/11/13)

NORBERTO GUINALDOO Little Town of BethlehemLEO SOWERBYIn dulci jubiloNorberto Guinaldo (1966 Reuter/United Methodist Church, Garden Grove, CA) Guinaldo 2008

HUGH MacKINNONSleeps Judea fairTrinity Church Choir/Brian Jones, director; Ross Wood (1960-62 Aeolian-Skinner/Trinity Church, Boston, MA) London 430.456

SAMUEL BARBER (reconstructed by Iain Quinn):  Christmas Eve –Charlotte McKechnie, soprano; Emma Dowd, alto; Harvard University Choral Fellows/Edward Jones, conductor; Christian Lane (1930 Skinner/Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/19/13)

GEORGE WRIGHT:  Variations on Jingle BellsJonas Nordwall (Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA) NCCATOS 2010

JERRY HERMANWe need a little Christmas, fr MameScott Foppiano (1928 Robert-Morton/Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA) SBTOS 2008

 

Hour 2

LEROY ANDERSONSleigh RidePIOTR TCHAIKOVSKY4 Dances, fr NutcrackerDavid Harris, piano; Jelani Eddington (Morton/Van der Molen Studio, Wheaton, IL) RJE Productions 2003

ROBERT ELMOREGod rest ye merry, gentlemenNorman Mackenzie (1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/15/13)

SAMUEL METZGER (arr.):  3 Christmas Carols (Joy to the World; Come, thou long-expected Jesus; Angels from the realms of glory) –Samuel Metzger (1974 Ruffatti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL) Metzger Music 103

ALUN HODDIOTT:  3 Advent Carols (The coming of the Lord; Saviour of the world; The holy son of God) –Memphis Boychoir and Chamber Choir/John Ayer, director; David Kienzle (1956 Schantz/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Memphis, TN) Pro Organo 7073

ROBERT POWELLWhat is this lovely fragrance?  RUSSEL SCHULTZ-WIDMAR:  Prelude on the Sussex Carol.  AUSTIN LOVELACE:  Pastorale on What is this lovely fragrance?Robert Benjamin Dobey (2001 Schoenstein/Grace Episcopal Church, Sheboygan, WI) Pro Organo 7175

BERNARD WAYNE SANDERS:  3 Christmas Chorales (Es ist ein Ros; Adeste fidelis; Kommet ihr Hirten) –Julian Bewig (2002 Fischer & Krämer/St. Mary Church, Emsdetten, Germany) Classicophon 2009-010

JAMES BIERYFantasy on O SanctissimaJames Biery (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN) Biery 2008

Check our archive for Christmas programs from past years with an American focus (there are more):

#1251 – 2012
#0950 – 2009
#0850 – 2008
#0751 – 2007
#0651 – 2006

 

 

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