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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

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

An American Organist's Christmas

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

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Hour 1

HERBERT BUFFINGTON:  2 Improvisations (How brightly shines the morning star; I saw three ships) Herbert Buffington (2009 Schlueter/Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta, GA) Buffington 68042

ROBERT HEBBLEPrelude on I wonder as I wanderTimothy 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 HAMPTONSilent NightGERALD NEARVariations on Lo, how a roseRalph Lane (1890 Hill/Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, New South Wales, Australia) American Organ Institute 2012

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

DAVID CONTEMeditation on Silent Night; Anthem, The snow lay on the groundChrist Church Schola Cantorum/Stephen Kennedy; Kathleen Bride, harp; David Higgs (1955 Austin/St. Mary’s Church, Rochester, NY) Arsis 159

Filler – HEBBLE (see above)

Hour 2

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

DAVID GEHRENBECKWhen the snow lay on the groundROBERT POWELLWhat is this lovely fragranceDANIEL PINKHAMGloria –Sanctuary Choir/Bryan Mitnual; Cleveland Lyric Brass; Marilyn Keiser (1996 Schantz/Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, OH) Arkay 6162

RANDALL FAUSTFantasy on Vom Himmel hochAndrew Pelletier, horn; Brian Rotz (1922 Skinner/St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Toledo, OH) MSR 1168

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

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

ANGELA KRAFT CROSSLes BergersAngela Kraft Cross (2002 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, Los Angeles, CA) Compass Audio 7201

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

Filler – BUFFINGTON I saw three ships (see above)

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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