Episode 148 – December 2, 2018

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We start the season of Advent with music appropriate for the day.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Composer: Richard Webster
Organist: Tom Whittemore
Album: Fanfare – Music of Richard Webster – Advent Press
Organ: 1921 IV/59 EM Skinner/Thompson-Allen, St. Luke Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois, USA
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Title: Toccata on Veni Emmanuel
Composer: Andrew Carter
Organist: Gordon Stewart
Album: Gordon Stewart plays Andrew Carter Organ Works –
Organ: 1860 IV/78 Willis, Huddersfield Town Hall, Huddersfield, England
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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
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Title: Fantasies on Hymn Tunes for Organ, op. 72 – Veni Emmanuel
Composer: Kenneth Leighton
Organist: Robert Grogan
Album: Times and Seasons – Gothic G49070
Organ: 1964 IV/152 Moller, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Great Organ), Washington, DC, USA

Title: Of the Father’s Heart, The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Composer: David Willcocks
Organist: Richard Pearce
Album: Carols From Trinity – Conifer Classics 75605 51754 2
Organ: 1975 III/61 Metzler, Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, England

Title: Improvisation on Divinum Mysterium (plainsong)
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: Noel Suisse
Composer: Louis-Claude Daquin
Organist: Michael Harris
Album: Christmas at Saint Giles – York YORK CD 152
Organ: 1992 III/81 Rieger, St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sheetmusic: PDF

Title: Chorale Fantasia on Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme op. 52 no. 2
Composer: Max Reger
Organist: Stefan Frank
Album: Max Reger Organ Works Volume 5 – Naxos 8.557186
Organ: 1877 IV/72 Sauer-Rieger, Fulda Cathedral, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
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