Episode #1149

A French Christmas Party

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

From the countryside to the city, this week’s Pipedreams offers a collection of old noëls in settings from three centuries.

Program details:

LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN: Noël sur les jeux d’anches, Number 6 –François Zeitouni (1991 Guilbault-Thérien/Chapelle du Grand Séminaire, Montréal, Québec, Canada) XXI 1609.

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Noël languedocien, Opus 60; Finale alla Schumann sur un Noël languedocien, Opus 83 –Francois Lambret, piano; Kurt Lueders (1870 Mustel harmonium) Editions Hortus CD-044.

JEAN LANGLAIS: Rhapsodie sur deux Noëls –René Oberson (1992 Ayer-Morel/St. Laurence Collegiate Church, Estavayer-le-lac, Switzerland) Gallo CD-700.

JACQUES BERTHIER: 3 Noëls –Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman, flute; Bruce Neswick (1988 Wilhelm/St. Alban School Chapel, Washington, DC) Raven OAR-840.

CÉSAR FRANCK: 3 Noëls, fr L’Organiste –Neil Wright (1905 Cavaillé-Coll/Farnborough Abbey, England, UK) Priory PRCD802.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations on an Old Noel, Opus 20 –Jeremy Filsell (1979 Möller/St. Boniface Episcopal, Sarasota, FL) Guild GMCD 7157.

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