Episode #1549

An International Christmas Celebration

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

pipe organ stops (JMC Photos/flickr)

Pipedreams this week sends season's greetings from England, Iceland, France, Austria, Poland, Italy, Canada and the United States.

Program playlist:

MALCOLM ARCHER: Veni Emmanuel Improvisation –Malcolm Archer (1969 Walker/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Lammas 176.

LOUIS ALFRED JAMES LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Offertoire pour le jour de Noël –Christopher Herrick (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Hyperion 66917.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: 6 Christmas Chorales, fr Op. 28 (Puer natus in Bethlehem; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen; Gelobet seist du; Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig; Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar; Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich) –Jeremy Filsell (1979 Möller/St. Boniface Episcopal Church, Sarasota, FL) Guild 7203.

JOSEPH-GUY ROPARTZ: Rhapsodie sur deux Noëls populaires de la Haute-Bretagne –Jean-Pierre Lecaudey (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen, France) Pavane 7393/4.

HUGO WOLF (arr. Reger): 3 Songs (Nun wander, Maria; Führ mich, Kind, nach Bethlehem!; Gebet) –Christine Brewer, soprano; Paul Jacobs (2010 Schantz/Church of the Gesu, Milwaukee, WI) Naxos 8.573524.

JOHN McCABE: 3 Christmas Chorale-preludes (Vom Himmel hoch; Christmas Eve; On Christmas Day) –Tom Winpenny(1962-2009 Harrison/St. Alban’s Cathedral, England) Resonus 10144.

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Ich steh an deiner Krippe hier, Op. 66. No. 3 –Natalie Clifton-Griffith, soprano; Rachel Gough, violin;Rupert Gough (1931 Compton/Downside Abbey, England)Lammas 186.

PAUL FISCHER: A Yorkshire Christmas –Kevin Bowyer (1969 Walker/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Lammas 182.

PETER PLANYAVSKY: Stille nacht –Johannes Lenius (1985 Pirchner/St. Augustin Church, Perchtoldsdorf, Austria) Motette 13531.

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