Seasonal Salutations #9150

…Seasonal Salutations....a sampler from three centuries of organists' musical greetings for the Christmas festival.

MICHEL CORRETTE: Noel, Ou s'en vont ces gays Bergers and Tambourin  Jean-Maurice Capt, oboe; organist Daniel Meylan (Neidhart & Lhote organ/Romainmotier Abbey Church, Switzerland)

J.S. BACH: Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, S. 769  organist James Johnson (1978 Flentrop/St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Durham, North Carolina)

J.g. Walther: Chorale-partita, Jesu, meine Freude  organist David Dahl (1979 Brombaugh/Christ Church Parish, Tacoma, Washington)

Swann: Angels we have heard. DAVID WILLIAMS: Carol-prelude, Bring a torch. NOËL GOEMANNE: Sing we Noel  Crystal Cathedral Choir of Garden Grove, California; Frederick Swann, conductor; organist Mark Thallander

Marianus Koenigsperger: Pastorella in F, Op. 18, no. 8  Vienna Capelle Academic/Eduard Melkus, conductor; organist Franz Haselboeck (Neusiedl Parish Church, Austria)

VIRGIL FOX: O little town of Bethlehem. JOHANNES BRAHMS: Lo, how a rose. RICHARD ELSASSER: Deck the Halls  organist Dan Miller (1990 Möller/Calvary, Charlotte, North_Carolina)

PIETRO YON: Jesu, Bambino  organist James Dale (1981 Moeller/Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland)

FLOR PEETERS: Carol-prelude, Hirten, er ist geboren  organist Jozef Sluys (1986 Loncke/St. Salvadore, Bruges, Belgium)

GUY WEITZ: Christmas rhapsody  organist James Drake (1991 Austin/National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, Pennsylvania)

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Dieu parmi nous (God Among Us), from La Nativite du Seigneur  organist Anthony Newman (1987 Rieger/Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity, New York City)