1965 Schlicker organ at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1965 Schlicker organ at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

An American Organist’s Christmas #0751

…from Ann Arbor to Atlanta, whether on campus or at home, in church or theater, organ music for the season resounds with glad tidings!

Part 1

PAUL MANZ: Variations on Vom Himmel hochPaul Manz (1965 Schlicker/Mount Olive Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Manz Music CD-933

ROBERT EDWARD SMITH: Three Christmas Hymn-preludes: Puer nobis; O come, little children; Joy to the worldRobert Edward Smith (1995 Lively-Fulcher/Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Washington, DC) World Library CD-3027

LARRY VISSER: Verses on Silent NightJames Kibbie (2000 Letourneau/Kibbie-Christensen Residence, Ann Arbor, MI) Private issue

PAUL LINDSLEY THOMAS: Christmas Prelude, Unto us a boy is bornElizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Gothic G49084

Part 2

SAMMY CAHN & JULE STYNE: The Christmas Waltz. FELIX BERNARD: Winter WonderlandDavid Harris, piano; Jelani Eddington (Van der Molen Studio/Wheaton, IL) RJE Productions 2003

RICHARD PURVIS: GreensleevesTom Hazleton (1928 Kimball/Dickinson High School Auditorium, Wilmington, DE) DTOS CD-302

JOHNNY MARKS: Rudolf, the Red-nosed Reindeer. JAY LIVINGSTON & RAY EVANS: Silver Bells. WALTER ROLLINS & STEVE NELSON: Frosty the Snowman –Larry Kass (1928 Wurlitzer/Kass Residence, Hinckley, OH) Razzmatazz 1998

DANIEL GAWTHROP: Christmas Cantata, This Child, This King, selections –Utah State University Chamber Singers, Will Kesling, conductor; Tamara Bischoff-Oswald, harp; Rebecca Parkinson (1977 Holtkamp/Chase Fine Arts Center, Logan, UT) Integra Classic CD-951

Part 3

ROBERT J. POWELL: He is born. ROBERT BENJAMIN DOBEY: Meditation on Silent Night. RICHARD LEIBERT: Under the Christmas Mistletoe –Robert Benjamin Dobey (2003 Schoenstein/Grace Episcopal, Sheboygan, WI) Pro Organo CD 7175

GERRE HANCOCK: Improvisations on In dulci jubilo, SI saw three ships come sailing in, and Divinum mysteriumGerre Hancock (1956 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Gothic G49109

Filler –PAUL MANZ (see above)