An Organist's Christmas #8464

…A variety of music ancient and modern, in celebration of this special holiday, from domestic and imported recordings.

J.S. BACH: In Thee Is Joy, S. 615  Barbara Harbach (First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lyons, NY)

J.S. BACH: Come now, Jesus, from Heaven, S. 650  Guy Bovet (Romainmotier Abbey, Switzerland)

JOHANN PACHELBEL: From Heaven Above  Bernard Foccroulle (Notre Dame du Blankedelle, Brussels)

HELMUT WALCHA: 5 Chorale-preludes for Christmas (O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland; Froelich soll mein Herze springen; O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht; Herr Christ, der einig Gottes Sohn)  Renate Meierjuergen (Dreikoenigskirche, Frankfurt)

PERE MARIAN MULLER: Pastorale Sonata for the Blessed Nativity (4 organs)  Guy Bovet, Philippe Laubscher, Ernst Gerber, Andre Luy (Hinwil Reformed Church, Switzerland)

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (trans. Dale): The Nutcracker Suite (Overture; March; Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; Russian Dance; Chinese Dance; Dance of the Reed-Flutes; Waltz of the Flowers)  James Dale (U.S. Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis)

J.S. BACH: Now Rejoice, beloved Christians, S. 734. ROBERT ELMORE: The Night of The Star. HERMAN SCHROEDER: In dulci jubilo. RICHARD PURVIS: Divinum Mysterium  James Welch (Stanford University Memorial Church)

MAX REGER: Weihnachten, Op. 145, No. 3  Rosalinde Haas (St. Mark's church, Langenargen)

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Chorale Improvisation, In dulci jubilo, Op. 75, No. 1  Douglas Major (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, Washington_Dc)