1968 Harrison organ at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK
1968 Harrison organ at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK

An International Holiday Sampler #0951

…special music from around the globe amplifies and illuminates the good tidings of Christmas.

Hour 1

CHARLES H. STEWART: On this day earth shall ringLichfield Cathedral Choir, Jonathan Rees-Williams, conductor; Peter King (1974 Hill, Norman & Beard/Litchfield Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD109

GUNNAR IDENSTAM: Prepare the way for the LordLisa Rydberg, violin; Saint Jacob’s Chamber Choir, Gary Graden, conductor; Gunnar Idenstam (1949 Marcussen/Oscarskyrkan, Stockholm, Sweden) BIS-CD-5031

BERNARD PICHÉ: Rhapsodie sur quatre noëlsMichelle Quintal (1963 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada) Quint 110103

PAUL NICHOLSON: Polish Carol, Shepherds came to BethlehemRobert Rieder, trumpet; Schola Cantorum of St. Peter’s in the Loop, Chicago, Michael Thompson, conductor; Deward Rahm (1976 Schantz/Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran, Chicago, IL) SPC 001

NAJI HAKIM: Improvisations on Maronite Christmas Hymns –Choir of Our Lady of Lebanon, Paris; Naji Hakim (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/La Trinité, Paris, France) IFO 05 011

ADOLPHE ADAM: O Holy NightHåkan Hagegård, baritone; Adolf Fredriks Girls Choir, JohnErik Eleby, conductor; Mark Falsjö (1890 Åkerman & Lund/Johanneskyrka, Stockholm, Sweden) Pioneer CD-02

MIGUEL BERNAL JIMENEZ: Mexican Carol –Norberto Guinaldo (1963 Reuter/United Methodist Church, Garden Grove, CA) Pipedreams Archive 2007

KALEVI KIVINIEMI: Noël Variations, improvised –Kalevi Kiviniemi (1929 Hall, Norman & Beard; 2000 Schantz/Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia) Fuga 9196

Filler –BERNARD PICHÉ (see above)

Hour 2

ROBIN MILFORD: Pastoral Dance on On Christmas NightHuw Williams (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD778

JUDITH BINGHAM: God would be born in theeKing’s College Choir, Stephen Cleobury, conductor; Tom Winpenny (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 58070

MICHEL CORRETTE: Gloria, from Messe pour le temps de Noël; Noël ‘Bon Joseph écoute-moy’ –Guillemette Laurena & Anne Magouët, sopranos; Olivier Vernet (1750 Jean-André Silbermann/Église Saint-Maurice, Soultz-Haut-Rhin, France) Ligia Digital 0104187

HANS UWE HIELSCHER: Partita, Es kommt ein Schiff, geladenHans Uwe Hielscher (1982 Oberlinger/Market Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) HUH 003

MAX REGER: Weihnachten, Opus 145, number 3 –Edgar Krapp (1981 Eisenbarth/Dom St. Stephan, Passau, Germany) Naxos 8.557891

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: La Vierge et l’Enfant, from La NativitéMaria Vlasova, accordion. ART Classics 081

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Final alla Schumann sur un Noël Languedocien, Opus 83 –Leipzig Symphony, Olaf Koch, conductor; Franz Hauk (1977 Klais/Ingolstadt Münster, Germany) Guild GMCD 7215

Filler –ROBIN MILFORD (see above)