Episode 98 – December 17, 2017

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This week we continue our observance of the season of Advent. We hear settings of In Dulci Jubilo, as well as the entire Sonata of Prayer and Praise by American composer Seth Bingham.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist
Title: In dulci jubilo (BuxWV 197)
Composer: Dieterich Buxtehude
Organist: David Lamb
Album: A Joyous Yuletide Journey
Organ: 1994 II/22 Schantz, First Presbyterian Church, Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA
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Title: Chorale Improvisation on In Dulci Jubilo
Composer: Paul Manz
Organist: Michael Stairs
Album: A Longwood Gardens Christmas, Vol 3 – DTR 9102
Organ: 1929 IV/146 Aeolian, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
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Title: In dulci jubilo
Composer: Fridolin Sicher
Organist: Georg Koch
Album: Freiburger Orgelbuch – Carus 18.075/99
Organ: 1994 III/29 Weber, St. Ursula, Villingen, Germany
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Title: Improvvisazioni su In dulci jubilo
Composer: Sergio Militello
Organist: Sergio Militello
Album: In Dulci Jubilo – Musiche Organistche per il S Natale – Rugginenti Editore RUS 553099.2.jpg
Organ: 1935 III/73 Mascioni, Cathedral of the Assumption, Savona, Italy

Title: Variations on In Dulci Jubilo
Composer: Denis Bédard
Organist: Lucienne L’Heureux-Arel
Album: Historic Organs of Montréal – Organ Historical Society OHS-99
Organ: 1995 II/49 Guilbault-Therien/Wilhelm, Eglise Saint-Leon, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Title: Postludium on In dulci jubilo
Composer: Leo Sowerby
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

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Title: Pastoral Psalms, op. 30 – Voice of the Tempest
Composer: Seth Bingham
Organist: Christopher Marks
Album: Organ Music of Seth Bingham, Vol 1 – Raven OAR 990
Organ: 1998 IV/95 Schoenstein, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Title: Sonata of Prayer and Praise, op. 60

  • I. Prelude to Worship
  • II. Rapid Lyric
  • III. Christmas Meditation
  • IV. Finale

  • Composer: Seth Bingham
    Organist: Christopher Marks
    Album: Organ Music of Seth Bingham, Vol 3 – Raven OAR 992
    Organ: 1998 IV/95 Schoenstein, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

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