An American Organist’s Christmas in America #0050
We raise a joyful noise on our next Pipedreams broadcast, exploring the talents of a marvelously multi-faceted fellow whom you might best know from his keyboard collaborations with the Paul Winter Consort. But Paul Halley does so much more. We’ll hear him with his Connecticut-based Chorus, Angelicus and Gaudeamus, in recital at Spivey Hall near Atlanta, improvising on seasonal songs, and in his landmark recording of late-night music from the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City. Spirituality and spirited performing become one in the same, as Paul Halley shares his unique gifts.
J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, In dulci jubilo, S. 721. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Chorale-prelude, In dulci jubilo, Opus 28. PAUL HALLEY: Improvisation, In dulci jubilo. JOHANNES BRAHMS: Chorale-prelude, Lo, how a rose e’er bloometh, Opus 122, #8. PAUL HALLEY: Improvisation, Lo, how a rose –Paul Halley (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded December 6, 1998
CÉSAR FRANCK: Chorale Number 2 in b. J.S. BACH: Chorale-preludes, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, S. 645. PAUL HALLEY: Improvisation, Wachet auf! –Paul Halley (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded December 6, 1998
Note that the three Christmas Improvisations and the Franck Choral were recorded in concert and are not available for purchase on CD.