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
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
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 night –Steven 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 faithful –John 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