Episode #1251

An American Organist's Christmas

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Monday, December 24, 2012

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

Program details:

LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN: Noël No. 6 in d (sur les jeux d'Anches, sans tremblant, et en Duo). JOHANN PACHELBEL: Vom Himmel hoch. GEOFFREY SHAW: Variations on an Old Carol –John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT) BWE Classics 9504.

CONRAD SUSA: Adam lay in bondage. PAUL EDWARDS: No small wonder –St. Paul's Choristers and Parish Choir/Jeffrey Smith, director; Lisa Cadala, clarinet; Thomas Joyce (1996 Schoenstein/St. Paul's, K. Street, Washington, DC) Pro Organo 7190.

STEVE PILKINGTON (arr.): We three kings. LEO SOWERBY (arr.): Manger Carol –Copley Singers/Brian Jones, director; Christian Lane (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Gothic 49283.

RALPH BLANE: Have yourself a merry little Christmas –Steven Ball (1929 Moeller, Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA) StevenBall 84501.

HECTOR OLIVERA: Meditation on Away in a manger –Hector Olivera (1991 Casavant-1996 Rodgers/Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA) Rodgers 876015.

TRADITIONAL (arr. Shaw and Bennett): The Many Moods of Christmas (Suite No. 1) –Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids/Larry Biser, director; Carlo Curley (Allen R-370) and Jonathan Tuuk (Skinner-Casavant-Tellers/Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI) CCGR 1999.

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