Episode 151 – December 23, 2018

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For this week’s episode we have an uninterrupted hour of music for your holiday enjoyment. Merry Christmas!
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein

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
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Title: Christmas Cradle Song
Composer: Alfred Hollins
Organist: Paul Walton
Album: Rejoice and Be Merry! – Regent REGCD 406
Organ: 1907 IV/66 Walker/Mander, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, England
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Title: Prelude On Veni Emmanuel
Composer: Herbert Buffington
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: Improvisations sur des Noëls traditionnels – Douce nuit, sante nuit
Composer: Jean Guillou
Organist: Jean Guillou
Album: Jean Guillou, The Early Recordings, Vol 2 Disc 2 – Decca 480 2099
Organ: 1932 IV/84 Gonzalez, St. Eustache, Paris, France

Title: Noël nouvelet La Maîtrise de Toulouse, Conservatoire de Tolouse
Composer: Mark Opstad
Organist: William Whitehead
Album: Noël Français – Regent REGCD 470
Organ: 2004 II/28 Daldosso, Temple du Salin, Toulouse, France

Title: Improvisation on The Snow Lay On The Ground
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: O Jesulein süß
Composer: Georg Friedrich Kauffmann
Organist: Michael Christfried Winkler
Album: Orgelmusik zur Weihnacht – Berlin Classics BC 1038-2
Organ: 1729 II/20 Silbermann/Wegscheider, Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reinhardstgrimma, Germany

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: Bell Carol (I Heard the Bells) The Copley Singers
Composer: Philip Ledger
Organist: Christian Lane
Album: I Wonder as I Wander Out Under the Sky – Gothic G-49283
Organ: 1967 IV/76 CB Fisk, Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Title: The Shepherds’ farewell The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge
Composer: Hector Berlioz
Organist: Richard Pearce
Album: Carols From Trinity – Conifer Classics 75605 51754 2
Organ: 1975 III/61 Metzler, Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, England

Title: Praeludien für die heilige Weihnachtszeit, op. 76 no. 3 – Adagio arioso
Composer: Johann Baptist Schiedermayr
Organist: Bernhard Prammer
Album: Die Bruckner-Orgel im Alten Dom zu Linz – Spektral SRL4-11094
Organ: 1765 III/48 Chrismann/Breinbauer, Church of St. Ignatius, Linz, Austria

Title: We Three Kings
Composer: Alec Wyton
Organist: Marilyn Keiser
Album: Seasons of Festivity – Arkay Records W 90948
Organ: 1996 III/100 Schantz, Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA

Title: II. La Nativité from Three Evangelical Poems
Composer: Jean Langlais
Organist: Frederick Hohman
Album: Pageantry and Poetry – Pro Organo CD 7280
Organ: 2014 IV/59 Reuter, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, Illinois, USA
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Title: Joy to the World Scott Kennebeck, Tenor
Composer: GF Handel
Organist: John Powel Walsh
Album: Midnight Clear
Organ: 1949 IV/121 Kilgen/Wicks, St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, Missouri, USA