1992 Ruffatti at Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA
1992 Ruffatti at Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA

An American Organist’s Christmas #0551

Performers and instruments in the United States transform a global collection of holiday melodies.

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (arranged by Richard Webster): Hark! the herald angels sing –Pittsburgh Symphony Brass; Richard Webster (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/East Liberty Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Four Winds CD-3022

DAN LOCKLAIR: Go, tell it on the mountain!, from A Spiritual PairMarsha Foxgrover (1992 Schantz/College Church, Wheaton, IL) Batavia CD-2001

NAJI HAKIM: Go, tell it on the mountain!Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Gothic G49084

HELMUT WALCHA: Den die Hirten lobten sehre. LEO SOWERBY: The snow lay on the ground –Robert Benjamin Dobey (2003 Schoenstein/Grace Episcopal, Sheboygan, WI) Pro Organo CD 7175

ROBERT WETZLER (arranged): Still, still, still –Michigan State University Children’s Choir, Mary Alice Stollak, conductor; Judy Kabodian (Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of Christ the King, Kalamazoo, MI) MSU CD-408

TRADITIONAL (arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Dale Wood, and Jane Weidensaul): O little town of Bethlehem –Judith Bachleitner, flute; Jane Weidensaul, harp; Choir of Riverside Church; FREDERICK SWANN (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Gothic G49131

TIMOTHY TIKKER: Variations sur un vieux Noël [1993] –Timothy Tikker (1998 Glatter-Götz; Rosales/Claremont UCC, Claremont, CA) Raven OAR-670

STEVE NELSON: Frosty the Snowman –John Lauter. MEL TORME: The Christmas Song –Scott Smith, organ. FELIX BERNARD: Winter Wonderland –Henry Aldridge, organ. ADOLPHE ADAM: O holy nightSteven Ball, organ. RICHARD LIEBERT: Under the Christmas mistletoe –Henry Aldridge (1927 Barton/Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI) Michigan Theatre CD-2002

JOHN BEHNKE: Christmas Carol Preludes: Go tell it on the mountain; Veni Emmanuel; As with gladness men of old; O come, all ye faithfulJohn Behnke (1989 Steiner-Reck/Concordia University Chapel, Mequon, WI) Behnke CD-2001

DIANE MEREDITH BELCHER: Lutebook Lullabye –Memphis Chamber Choir and Memphis Boychoir, John Ayer, conductor; Kristin Lensch (1927 Kilgen; 1956; 1975 Schantz/Episcopal Cathedral of Saint Mary, Memphis, TN) Pro Organo CD 7169

ARTHUR POISTER: A Christmas Cradle SongJohn Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7189

GERRE HANCOCK: Improvisation on Sleeper’s awake!Gerre Hancock (2004 Holtkamp/Cathedral of St. Louis, New Orleans, LA) Pipedreams Archive recorded December 5, 2004