Christmas Joy #9451

…Christmas Joy ... colorful and outgoing compositions old and new for t his exuberant time.

Balbastre: Two Burgundian Noels  Georges Guillard (1824 Cavaille-Coll, St. Michel Abbey, Gaillac)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Prelude & Chorus, from Christmas Oratorio, Op. 12  Pacific Mozart Ensemble; Richard Grant, conductor; Frederick Hohman (1982 Reuter, Holy Name Church, San Francisco)

Frescobaldi: Capriccio  Sergio Vartolo (1596 Malamini/Basilica, Bologna, Italy)

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Yorkshire Carol. Strauss: The Three Holy Kings. Beveridge: Angelic Jubilation  Rose Lamoreaux, singer; Washington Men's Camerata; Thomas Beveridge, conductor; Donald Sutherland (1973 Holtkamp, Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD)

Burkhardt: Four Chorales (The god of Abraham praise; Confort ye, my people; Angels we have heard on high; Now thank we all)  Michael Burkhardt (1988 Casavant, Christ College, Irvine, CA)

Chauvet: Christmas Offertoire No. 8. HELMUT WALCHA: Gottes Sohn ist kommen. Boellmann: Verset No. 2  Kurt Lueders (1988 Schoenstein, Good Counsel Church, Los Angeles)

PHILLIPS: Hodie, Christus natus est. Susa: Adam lay in bondage  All Saints Church, Beverly Hills; Thomas Foster, conductor; Craig Phillips (1951 Casavant)

LOUIS CLAUDE D’AQUIN: Noel Suisse (No. 12). JEAN-FRANÇOIS DANDRIEU: Noel de Saintonge  Jean-Maurice Capt, oboe; Daniel Meylan, organ.

Dubois: Noel. Ermend-Bonnal: Noel Landais. Nowoweijski: Christmas in the Old Church in Krakow, Op. 31, no. 3  Paul Wisskirchen (1980 Klais/Dom, Altenberg, Germany)