1996 Helmut Wolff organ in the Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1996 Helmut Wolff organ in the Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

An American Organist’s Christmas #0950

…home-grown performers, composers, and instruments celebrate the Festival of the Nativity.

Hour 1

CRAIG PHILLIPS: Toccata on Antioch, Joy to the WorldChristopher Johnson (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) JAV CD-159

G.F. HANDEL: For unto us a child is born. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: What child is this? GEOFFREY BUSH: I saw three shipsPhiladelphia Brass Ensemble; Peter Richard Conte (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic G49264

MICHAEL BURKHARDT: Variations on Puer nobis nasciturMichael Burkhardt (1988 Casavant Frères/Concordia University Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, Irvine, CA) MorningStar CD-11MB

ARTHUR FOOTE: Christmas, Opus 80 –Paul Davis (2006 Andover/Christ Lutheran, Baltimore, MD) AFKA SK-562

RICHARD PURVIS: Carol RhapsodyMaureen Howell (2008 Letourneau/St. John Baptist, Charlotte, NC) Pipedreams Archive recorded December 5, 2008

MURRAY C. BRADSHAW: Variations on Lo, how a roseShin-Ae Chun (1985 C.B. Fisk/Moore Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI) Chun 2005

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, Opus 122, number 8 –Todd Wilson (1931 Skinner/Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH) Musical Arts Association 11009

EDWIN T. CHILDS: 3 Christmas Carols: See amid the winter’s snow; Let all motal flesh keep silence; Once he came in blessingBrenda Heck Portman (1992 Schantz/College Church, Wheaton, IL) Hesed Music 3

Hour 2

RICHARD ELLIOTT: I saw three shipsRichard Elliott (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT) MTC 0815

ANDREW CARTER: Toccata on Veni EmmanuelKeith Schafer (1996 Casavant Frères/St. Paul Episcopal, Augusta, GA) KS1997

CHARLES IVES: Adeste fidelis in an Organ Prelude –Karel Paukert (1972 Holtkamp/Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH) Azica 71228

LARRY KASS: Holiday Medley –Larry Kass (1928 Wurlitzer/Kass Residence, Hinckley, OH) Razzmatazz 1998

JOHNNY MARKS: Holly Jolly Christmas. DONALD GARDNER: All I want for Christmas. TRADITIONAL: Patapan. MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER: Noel de Saintonge. J.S. BACH: In dulci jubilo, BWV 729 –Tandy Reussner (1996 Wolff/Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS) TCR 2004

TANDY REUSSNER: Holly Jolly Christmas Medley –Tandy Reussner (1996 Wolff/Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS) TCR 2004

RAYNER BROWN: 10 Christmas Chorales –John Brock (2007 Juget-Sinclair/Second Presbyterian, Nashville, TN) Raven OAR-970

GERRE HANCOCK: The snow lay on the groundGerre Hancock (1996 Taylor & Boody/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Gothic G49109

NORBERTO GUINALDO: 3 Christmas Carols: Christmas Eve; It came upon a midnight clear; Wonder TidingsNorberto Guinaldo (1963 Reuter/United Methodist Church, Garden Grove, CA) Pipedreams Archive 2008