Episode #1150

For Unto Us

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

In the spirit of the season, composers and performers from at home and abroad explore diverse compositions in celebration of the gift of Christmas.

Program details:

PETER ASTON: Tidings, tidings that be true –Choir of Wellington Cathedral, Michael Fulcher, conductor; Richard Apperley (1992 South Island Organ Company/Cathedral of Saint Paul, Wellington, New Zealand) Raven OAR-924.

EDDIE POLA & GEORGE WYLE: It’s the most wonderful time of the year –Steven Ball (1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA) StevenBall 23359.

SCOTT FOPPIANO (arranged): Bells of Christmas Medley –Scott Foppiano (1928 Robert-Morton/Artlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA) SBTOS 2008.

JONAS NORDWALL: Toccata on God rest ye merry, gentlemen –Jonas Nordwall (1927 Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theatre, CA) NorCal 980.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations on Il es né, le divin enfant –Michael Gailit (1976 Rieger/Augustinerkirche, Vienna, Austria) Motette CD MOT 13331.

JEAN-JACQUES GRUNENWALD: Nativité –Daniel Cook (1876 Henry Willis/Salisbury Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD1025

PAUL de MALEINGREAU: Triptyque for Christmas –Elke Völker (2001 Göckel/St. Elizabeth Church, Mannheim, Germany) Aeolus AE10401

PHILIP WILBY: The Word made flesh –Cara Schneider, soprano; St. George’s Choir, Wilma Jensen, conductor; Elizabeth Smith (1986 Casavant Frères/St. George Episcopal, Nashville, TN) Pro Organo CD 7078.

JOHN E. WEST: Fantasy on 2 Christmas Carols, The First Noel and Good King Wenceslas –Agnes Armstrong (1847 Davis & Ferris/Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake, NY) Richardson Recordings 2002.

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