Episode #1151

On Christmas Day

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

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

Program details:

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, gentlemen –Frederick 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 Marcussen/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 SCHRÖDER: 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.

Comments [1]

Thanks for programming Pipe Dreams on WQXR. Today's program features music not often heard by the public during Christmas. What a fine Christmas Day program.

Dec. 25 2011 10:15 PM

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