Episode #1450

From Heaven Above

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

pipe organ stops (JMC Photos/flickr)

Pipedreams this week borrows from an international collective of music old and new in celebration of the Christmas holiday.

Program playlist:

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Prelude, Vom Himmel hoch.  GARTH EDMUNDSON:  Toccata, Vom Himmel hoch –Christopher Herrick (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Hyperion 66917.

HENIRICH SCHEIDEMANN: Vom Himmel hoch  –Joseph Kelemen (2001 GOART/Örgryte New Church, Göteborg, Sweden) Oehms 682.

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Vom Himmel hoch (Op. 78, no. 20; Op. 65, no. 10) –Natalie Clifton-Griffith, soprano; Rachel Gough, violin; Rupert Gough (1931 Compton/Abbey of St. Gregory, Downside, England) Lammas 186.

GEORG VOGLER: Hosianna.  JEAN SIBELIUS:  Give me no splendor, Op. 1, no. 4 –Peter Mattei, baritone.  GUNNAR WENNERBERG:  Psalm 24 –Orphei Dränger/Robert Sund, director; Bengt Forsberg (Bälinge Church, Sweden) BIS 533.

EVERETT TITCOMB: Puer natus est –Scott Foppiano (1928 Robert-Morton/Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA) SBTOS 2008.

FELIX NOWOWIEJSKI: Fantasie Polonaise, Op. 9, no. 1 –Felix Raczkowski (1788 Wulff-1968 Kaminski/Oliwa Cathedral, Poland) Olympia 314.

LEROY ANDERSON: A Christmas Festival –Allentown Band/Donald Demkee, director; George Boyer (2002 Allen/Octave Hall, Macungie, PA) Allentown Band 17.

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