Episode #1350

An American Organist's Christmas

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Monday, December 23, 2013

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

Program details:

ROBERT POWELL: 4 Carols, fr A Medieval Carol Celebration –Edie Johnson (1998 Fisk/Furman University, Greenville, SC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/6/11).

RICHARD PURVIS: Noël Variations (Chartres) –James Welch (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/6/13).

RAYMOND DAVELUY: Variations on Ça Bergers, assemblons-nous –Isabelle Demers (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/11/13).

NORBERTO GUINALDO: O Little Town of Bethlehem. LEO SOWERBY: In dulci jubilo –Norberto Guinaldo (1966 Reuter/United Methodist Church, Garden Grove, CA) Guinaldo 2008.

HUGH MacKINNON: Sleeps Judea fair –Trinity Church Choir/Brian Jones, director; Ross Wood (1960-62 Aeolian-Skinner/Trinity Church, Boston, MA) London 430.456.

SAMUEL BARBER (reconstructed by Iain Quinn): Christmas Eve –Charlotte McKechnie, soprano; Emma Dowd, alto; Harvard University Choral Fellows/Edward Jones, conductor; Christian Lane (1930 Skinner/Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/19/13).

GEORGE WRIGHT: Variations on Jingle Bells –Jonas Nordwall (Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA) NCCATOS 2010.

JERRY HERMAN: We need a little Christmas, fr Mame –Scott Foppiano (1928 Robert-Morton/Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA) SBTOS 2008.

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