Episode 199 – December 1, 2019

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This week we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent with organ and choral music appropriate for the season.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645)
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Roger Sherman
Album: Bach Under the Influence – Loft LRCD 1156
Organ: 1965 IV/79 Flentrop, Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, Washington, USA
Sheetmusic: PDF

Title: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Composer: Richard Webster
Organist: Tom Whittemore
Album: Fanfare – Music of Richard Webster – Advent Press
Organ: 1921 IV/59 EM Skinner/Thompson-Allen, St. Luke Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois, USA
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Title: A Czech Liturgical Year – I. Advent, Gaudeamus pariter
Composer: Carson Cooman
Organist: Erik Simmons
Album: Exordium – Divine Art DDA 25154
Organ: 1855 IV/68 Cavaillé-Coll, Notre-Dame Cathedral (Hauptwerk Model), Saint-Omer, France
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Title: Toccata on Veni Emmanuel
Composer: Andrew Carter
Organist: David Erwin
Album: On Christmas Night
Organ: 2014 III/46 Schoenstein, Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church, Ladue, Missouri, USA
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Title: Two Advent Chorales, Macht hooch die Tür, die Tor macht weit, and Wie soll ich dich empfangen
Composer: Ernst Pepping
Organist: Larry Visser
Album: Historic Organs of Michigan – OHS OHS-95
Organ: 1985 III/54 Wilhelm, First Congregational Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Title: The coming of the Saviour, The Light of the world
Composer: Gerre Hancock
Organist: Gerre Hancock
Album: Praise the Eternal Light – Nine Organ Improvisations on the Cathedral Windows – Pro Organo CD 7233
Organ: 1962 IV/137 Austin, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Title: Choraleworks, Set 1 – 5. Nun Komm Der Heiden Heiland
Composer: Gerald Near
Organist: Steven Egler
Album: The Organ Music of Gerald Near – White Pine WCD-203
Organ: 1997 III/61 Casavant, Central Michigan University Recital Hall, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA

Title: Scherzo – Savior of the Nations, Come
Composer: Aaron Shows
Organist: Aaron Shows
Album: God With Us
Organ: 2007 IV/84 Cornel Zimmer, Canterbury School, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Title: Triptyque Pour le Nuit de Noël – I. Veni, Veni Emmanuel
Composer: Daniel Roth
Organist: Jeremy Filsell
Album: An Organ Legacy – Raven OAR-915
Organ: 1964 IV/152 Moller, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Great Organ), Washington, DC, USA

Title: Fantasie on Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme
Composer: Max Reger
Organist: Ken Cowan
Album: Organ Dedication – Cathedral of Saint Augustine, Kalamazoo, Michigan –
Organ: 2002 III/42 Nichols and Simpson, Cathedral of St. Augustine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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