Episode 202 – December 22, 2019

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It’s music for the 4th Sunday of Advent, and we celebrate the arrival of Winter.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: O Come, Three Hymn Fantasies – II. Veni Emmanuel (O Come, O Come, Emmanuel)
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
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Magnificat in A Choirs of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church
Composer: Philip Moore
Organist: Mark Swinton
Album: Gaudeamus Omnes – Regent REGCD461
Organ: IV/84 Nicohlson, St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick, England

Title: Besançon Ouverture (People, Look East)
Composer: J William Greene
Organist: J William Greene
Album: Christmas Ayres and Dances – Pro Organo CD 7281
Organ: 1988 I/6 Klop, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (Continuo organ), Lynchburg, Virginia, USA

Title: I wonder as I wander arr. John Jacob Niles and Lewis Henry Horton
Composer: Hymn
Organist: William Partridge
Album: The Diocese of Missouri Sings for Christmas – CCC-1210
Organ: 1965 IV/70 Aeolian-Skinner, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Title: Quiet Meditation on Lo How a Rose, Of The Father’s Love Begotten, and Still, Still, Still
Composer: Improvisation
Organist: John D Schwandt
Album: Holiday Pipes –
Organ: 1999 III/45 CB Fisk, University of Oklahoma Catlett Music Center, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Title: Winter’s Night arr. Robert Hebbble
Composer: Robert Hebble
Organist: Peter Richard Conte
Album: Christmas In The Grand Tradition – Gothic G49264
Organ: 1904 VI/457 Los Angeles Art Organ, Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Title: In the Bleak Midwinter
Composer: Harold Darke
Organist: Luke Bond
Album: A Truro Christmas Collection – Regent REGCD 499
Organ: 1887 IV/45 Willis, Truro Cathedral, Truro, England

Title: Melodies from Japan – Fuyugeshiki (Winter Scenery) Lewis Wong, Violin
Composer: Yui Kitamura
Organist: Chelsea Chen
Album: Eastern Treasures – Con Brio CBR21141
Organ: 2004 IV/45 Garland, Brentwood Trail Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas, USA

Title: See Amid The Winter’s Snow (HUMILITY)
Composer: Hymn
Organist: Jeremy Filsell
Album: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany – Raven OAR-157
Organ: 1966 III/50 Aeolian-Skinner, Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC, USA

Title: ‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Composer: John Ferguson
Organist: Marilyn Keiser
Album: Seasons of Festivity – Arkay Records W 90948
Organ: 1996 III/100 Schantz, Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA

Title: The Snow Lay On The Ground
Composer: Hymn
Organist: Gerre Hancock
Album: Christmas Improvisations – Gothic G49109
Organ: 1956 IV/158 Aeolian-Skinner, St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (Chancel), New York City, New York, USA

calendar Title: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Composer: Georg Friedrich Kauffmann
Organist: Michael Christfried Winkler
Album: Orgelmusik zur Weihnacht – Berlin Classics BC 1038-2
Organ: 1729 II/20 Silbermann/Wegscheider, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reinhardstgrimma, Germany
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Title: Winter Wonderland
Composer: Felix Bernard
Organist: William Picher
Album: Joyful and Triumphant – The Music of Christmas – Stemik CD-102
Organ: 1999 IV/10 Rodgers/Ruffatti, Cathedral of Saint Jude, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA