Episode 201 – December 15, 2019

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This week we have music for the Third Sunday of Advent, and some music in celebration of the upcoming holiday.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist:
Title: Gaudete!
Composer: Bo Grønbech
Organist: James Hicks
Album: Nordic Journey, Volume V – Pro Organo CD 7271
Organ: 2013 IV/72 Tostareds, Kalmar Cathedral, Kalmar, Sweden

Title: Gaudete
Composer: James Peebles
Organist: David J Kienzle
Choir: Memphis Boychoir and Memphis Chamber Choir, Directed by John Ayer Album: An American Festival of Lessons and Carols – Pro Organo CD 7039
Organ: 1949 III/7 Moller, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Title: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (BWV 660)
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Robert Clark
Album: Bach At Naumburg – Calcante CD041
Organ: 1746 III/75 Hildebrant/Eule, St. Wenzels Kirche, Naumburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Sheetmusic: PDF Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Nun komm der Heiden Heiland
Composer: William Albright
Organist: Douglas Reed
Album: In Memoriam William Albright – Equilibrium EQ 35
Organ: 1998 III/87 CB Fisk, Minato Mirai Hall, Yokohama, Japan

Title: Mary, from Fifteen Pieces
Composer: Marcel Dupré
Organist: Michael Kleinschmidt
Album: Region VII AGO Convention Hymn Festival, June 17, 1997
Organ: 1990 III/64 Nichols and Simpson, Christ Episcopal Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
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Title: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Composer: Diane Bish
Organist: Jeannine Cansler
Album: A Cansler Christmas – SuperGift Records CD 2002
Organ: II/71 Rodgers, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Roy, Oregon, USA

Title: Behold, a rose is blooming
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Organist: Martin Souter
Album: Let The Pipes Rejoice – Isis CD031
Organ: 1830 II/16 Appleton, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, USA
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Title: See amid the winter’s snow – SEE AMID THE WINTER’S SNOW
Composer: Edwin T Childs
Organist: Brenda Portman
Album: All Might And Majesty – Hessed HMICD 3
Organ: 1992 III/54 Schantz, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Title: Berceuse Paraphrase
Composer: George Baker
Organist: Paul Walton
Album: Rejoice and Be Merry! – Regent REGCD 406
Organ: 1907 IV/66 Walker/Mander, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, England
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Title: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Arr. Michael Stairs
Composer: J Fred Coots
Organist: Michael Stairs
Album: A Longwood Gardens Christmas, Vol 3 – DTR 9102
Organ: 1929 IV/146 Aeolian, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA

Title: Sleigh Ride
Composer: Leroy Anderson
Organist: Cameron Carpenter
Album: Sleigh Ride
Organ: IV/0 Marshall and Ogletree, Middle Collegiate Church, New York City, New York, USA

calendar Title: Comic Variations on Good King Wensceslas
Composer: Frederick Hohman
Organist: Frederick Hohman
Album: A Saint-Saëns Sort of Christmas – Pro Organo CD 7040
Organ: 1983 II/32 Reuter, Holy Name of Jesus Church, San Francisco, California, USA
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Title: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! , Up On The House Top, Deck the Hall
Composer: Michael Stairs
Organist: Michael Stairs
Album: A Longwood Gardens Christmas, Vol 3 – DTR 9102
Organ: 1929 IV/146 Aeolian, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA