Episode 203 – December 29, 2019

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Tonight we have a music-filled hour of seasonal selections. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein


Title: Ding! dong! merrily on high The Choir of York Minster
Composer: Mack Wilberg
Organist: David Pipe
Album: A York Yuletide – Regent REGCD 467
Organ: 1960 IV/103 JW Walker, York Minster, York, England

Title: Three Carols for Oboe and Organ – III. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly Alanna Rynders, oboe
Composer: Michael Burkhardt
Organist: Larry Visser
Album: Every Voice In Concert Ring!
Organ: 1996 V/108 Austin/Allen, La Grave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Title: Of The Father’s Love Begotten The National Lutheran Choir
Composer: Hymn
Organist: David Cherwien
Album: Hymns We Love to Sing – NLCA 01922
Organ: 2003 III/48 Reuter, St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA

Title: La Nativité
Composer: Jean Langlais
Organist: Paul Thornock
Album: Thy Radiance Bright – Music For Advent And Christmas –
Organ: 2006 III/91 Fritts, St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: People Look East Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum of Dean Close Preparatory School
Composer: Christopher Steel
Organist: Carleton Etherington
Album: A Year at Tewkesbury – Regent REGCD474
Organ: 1997 IV/83 Jones, Tewkesbury Abbey (Milton Organ), Gloucestershire, England
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Interlude On God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Composer: William Lloyd Webber
Organist: Jane Watts
Album: Organ Works of William Lloyd Webber – Priory
Organ: 1877 IV/68 Willis, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England

Title: White Christmas
Composer: Irving Berlin
Organist: Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault
Album: Christmas at Spivey Hall – Gothic G49084
Organ: 1991 III/79 Ruffatti, Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Title: Hark, the herald-angels sing
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: Luke Bond
Album: A Truro Christmas Collection – Regent REGCD 499
Organ: 1887 IV/45 Willis, Truro Cathedral, Truro, England

Title: March Of The Toys (From Babes in Toyland)
Composer: Victor Herbert
Organist: Frederick Hohman
Album: Symphomania – Pro Organo CD 7077
Organ: 1998 IV/95 Schoenstein, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Title: Joseph est bien marié arr. John Ferris, Johanna Schlegel, Soprano
Composer: Traditional
Organist: Ross Wood
Album: Candlelight Carols – London 430 456-2

Title: What sweeter music Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Composer: John Rutter
Organist: Henry Websdale
Album: The Centenary Service – Kings College KGS0036
Organ: 1934 IV/75 Harrison and Harrison, University of Cambridge, King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England

Title: Fantasie sur le Chant de Noël Adeste Fidelis connu aussi sous le nom de Hymne Portugals
Composer: Jules Grison
Organist: Peter Eilander
Album: Christmas in Rouen – Clairon CL 2115
Organ: 1890 IV/64 Cavaille-Coll, L’abbatiale Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France
Sheetmusic: PDF