1976 Rieger organ at Augustinerkirche, Vienna, Austria
1976 Rieger organ at Augustinerkirche, Vienna, Austria
Photo–Richard Rasch

For Unto Us #1150

…composers and performers from at home and abroad explore diverse compositions in celebration of the gift of Christmas.

Hour 1

PETER ASTON: Tidings, tidings that be trueChoir of Wellington Cathedral, Michael Fulcher, conductor; Richard Apperley (1992 South Island Organ Company/Cathedral of Saint Paul, Wellington, New Zealand) Raven OAR-924

EDDIE POLA & GEORGE WYLE: It’s the most wonderful time of the yearSteven Ball (1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA) StevenBall 23359

SCOTT FOPPIANO (arranged): Bells of Christmas Medley –Scott Foppiano (1928 Robert-Morton/Artlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA) SBTOS 2008

JONAS NORDWALL: Toccata on God rest ye merry, gentlemenJonas Nordwall (1927 Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theatre, CA) NorCal 980

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations on Il es né, le divin enfantMichael Gailit (1976 Rieger/Augustinerkirche, Vienna, Austria) Motette CD MOT 13331

JEAN-JACQUES GRUNENWALD: NativitéDaniel Cook (1876 Henry Willis/Salisbury Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD1025

PAUL de MALEINGREAU: Triptyque for Christmas –Elke Völker (2001 Göckel/St. Elizabeth Church, Mannheim, Germany) Aeolus AE10401

PHILIP WILBY: The Word made flesh –Cara Schneider, soprano; St. George’s Choir, Wilma Jensen, conductor; Elizabeth Smith (1986 Casavant Frères/St. George Episcopal, Nashville, TN) Pro Organo CD 7078

JOHN E. WEST: Fantasy on 2 Christmas Carols, The First Noel and Good King WenceslasAgnes Armstrong (1847 Davis & Ferris/Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake, NY) Richardson Recordings 2002

Filler –MARCEL DUPRÉ (see above)

Hour 2

TRADITIONAL: Veni, Emmanuel –Brian Luckner (2008 Noack/Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI) Guadalupe Shrine 2009

JOEL MARTINSON: Incarnation Suite on Puer natus estCraig Cramer (2006 Fritts/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Columbus, OH) JAV CD-174

NORBERTO GUINALDO: Rhapsody on a French Carol –Norberto Guinaldo (1963 Reuter/United Methodist Church, Garden Grove, CA) Guinaldo 2008

RICCARDO CASTAGNETTI: Noël with Variations –Stefano Innocenti (2001 Mascioni/Santa Maria Basilica, Morbio, Switzerland) Tactus CD-970301

PIETRO YON (arranged by Chenault): Gesu BambinoElizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Gothic G49084

HANS UWE HIELSCHER: Partita, Wie soll ich dich empfangenHans Uwe Hielscher (1982 Oberlinger/Market Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) Hielscher 3

Filler –PIETRO YON (see above)