Episode 99 – December 24, 2017

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This week we bring you an hour of uninterrupted Christmas organ music for your Christmas Eve enjoyment. Merry Christmas!
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein

Playlist
Title: Hark! The herald angels sing (MENDELSSOHN) Ashbury Brass and Friends, Choir of St. Luke’s, Evanston
Composer: Richard Webster
Organist: Charles Snider
Album: Blow Ye the Trumpet in Zion – Advent Press
Organ: 1921 IV/59 EM Skinner/Thompson-Allen, St. Luke Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Angels We Have Heard On High
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

Title: Variations on Greensleeves
Composer: David Briggs
Organist: John Hosking
Album: Variation Amrywiad – Regent REGCD402
Organ: 1846 IV/65 Hill/Wood, St. Asaph Cathedral, St. Asaph, Wales

Title: Away in a Manger arr. Pat Brandon
Composer: William James Kirkpatrick
Organist: Edmund Aldhouse
Album: A Year at Ely – Regent REGCD441
Organ: 2001 IV/95 Harrison and Harrison, Ely Cathedral, Ely, England
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

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

Title: Accourez pastoreaux
Composer: Henri-Paul Büsser
Organist: Joel Hastings
Album: Carols and Noëls –
Organ: 1966 III/51 Noehren, First Baptist Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Title: Silent Night arr. Virgil Fox
Composer: Franz Gruber
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: Improvisation Franzosische Tannenbaum und Jingle
Organist: John D Schwandt
Album: Holiday Pipes –
Organ: 1999 III/45 CB Fisk, University of Oklahoma Catlett Music Center, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Title: Prelude on I Wonder As I Wander
Composer: Robert Hebble
Organist: Timothy Edward Smith
Album: Riverside 2001 – Pro Organo CD 7146
Organ: 1964 V/204 Aeolian-Skinner, Riverside Church, New York City, New York, USA
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Title: Improvisations on Adeste Fidelis
Organist: Wayne Marshall
Album: In Dulci Jubilo – Music for Christmas
Organ: 1992 IV/82 CB Fisk, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, USA