Episode 149 – December 9, 2018

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We recognize the second Sunday of Advent with old music and texts in new clothes.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Nutcracker

  • Overture
  • March
  • Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Spanish Dance
  • Arabian Dance
  • Chinese Dance
  • Russian Dance
  • Dance Of The Reed-flutes
  • Waltz Of The Flowers

Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Organist: Dorothy Papadakos
Album: Christmas Traveler – Pro Organo CD 7115
Organ: 1954 IV/139 Aeolian-Skinner, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, New York, USA
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

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: What child is this The Choir of Bath Abbey
Composer: Thomas Hewitt Jones
Organist: Marcus Sealy
Album: Christmas from Bath – Regent REGCD390
Organ: 1997 IV/67 Klais, Bath Abbey, Bath, England

Title: Noël provençal en Sol majeur
Composer: Louis-Claude Daquin
Organist: René Saorgin
Album: Noëls a l’orgue – Harmonia Mundi HMA 1958199
Organ: 1975 II/0 Haerpfer, Sainte Chapelle du Chateau Ducal, Chambéry, France
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Title: Einige canonische Veränderungen über das Weihnachtslied (BWV 769)
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Faythe Freese
Album: Roaring Ranks – Arkay AR6176
Organ: 1998 III/81 Glatter-Gotz/Rosales, United Church of Christ, Congregational, Claremont, California, USA
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