1948 Aeolian-Skinner at Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah
1948 Aeolian-Skinner at Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah

An American Organist's Christmas #1251

…performers, composers, arrangers, and instrument builders join in providing music for the holiday celebration.

Hour 1

LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN: Noël No. 6 in d (sur les jeux d'Anches, sans tremblant, et en Duo). JOHANN PACHELBEL: Vom Himmel hoch. GEOFFREY SHAW: Variations on an Old Carol –John Longhurst, Clay Christiansen, Richard Elliott (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT) BWE Classics 9504

CONRAD SUSA: Adam lay in bondage. PAUL EDWARDS: No small wonderSt. Paul's Choristers and Parish Choir/Jeffrey Smith, director; Lisa Cadala, clarinet; Thomas Joyce (1996 Schoenstein/St. Paul's, K. Street, Washington, DC) Pro Organo 7190

STEVE PILKINGTON (arr.): We three kings. LEO SOWERBY (arr.): Manger Carol –Copley Singers/Brian Jones, director; Christian Lane (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Gothic 49283

RALPH BLANE: Have yourself a merry little ChristmasSteven Ball (1929 Moeller, Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA) StevenBall 84501

HECTOR OLIVERA: Meditation on Away in a mangerHector Olivera (1991 Casavant-1996 Rodgers/Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA) Rodgers 876015

TRADITIONAL (arr. Shaw and Bennett): The Many Moods of Christmas (Suite No. 1) –Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids/Larry Biser, director; Carlo Curley (Allen R-370) and Jonathan Tuuk (Skinner-Casavant-Tellers/Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI) CCGR 1999

Hour 2

JOHN WASSON: Festival Fanfare –Dallas Wind Symphony/Jerry Junkin, director; Mary Preston (1992 Fisk/Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX) Reference 126

JOHN SCHWANDT: Holiday Improvisations (Trio on Up on the Housetop and O come, all ye faithful; Rudolph…Hallelujah!) –John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/Gothic Hall, Catlett Music Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK) AOI 2012

LEROY ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride. FRED BOCK (arr.): Fantasia on On Christmas Night. JERRY HERMAN: We need a little Christmas. SAMMY CAHN: Let it snowChristian Elliott (Wurlitzer/Nethercutt Collection, Sylmar, CA) CPE Productions 107

EDWARD LEINBACH: Hosanna. J. S. BACH: Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 606 –Moramus Chorale; Scott Carpenter (1800 Tannenberg/Old Salem Visitor’s Center, Salem, NC) Raven 860

PAMELA DECKER: On This Day, Earth Shall Ring (2009) –Pamela Decker (1965 Flentrop/St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA) Loft 1130

JOEL HASTINGS (arr.): 2 Carol Settings (What child is this?; Joy to the world) –Choir of First Baptist Church; Joel Hastings (1965 Noehren/First Baptist Church, Ann Arbor, MI) Cambridge 63317