2002 Fischer & Krämer at St. Mary’s Church, Emsdetten, Germany
2002 Fischer & Krämer at St. Mary’s Church, Emsdetten, Germany

Approaching Christmas #1449

…in anticipation of the holiday season, a collection of music on Advent themes.

Hour 1

BERNARD WAYNE SANDERS:  Advent Fanfare –Julian Bewig (2002 Fischer & Krämer/St. Mary’s Church, Emsdetten, Germany) Classicophon 2009-010

NICOLAUS BRUHNSFantasy, Nun komm der Heiden HeilandJan Willem Jansen (1683 Delaunay/St. Pierre-des-Chartreux, Toulouse, France) Temperaments 316011

GORDON YOUNGLow, how a roseChristian Elliott (Wurlitzer/Nethercutt Collection, San Fernando Valley, CA) CPE 107

MICHAEL PRAETORIUS:  2 Advent Preludes (Alvus tumescit virginis; A Solis ortus cardine) –Jean-Charles Ablitzer (1624 Scherer/St. Stephen’s Church, Tangermünde, Germany) Alpha 114

GEORG FRIEDRICH KAUFFMANN:  Advent and Christmas Preludes (Nun komm der Heiden Heiland; Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gemein; Nun lob mein Seel den Herren) –Delbert Disselhorst (2000 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Pro Organo 7165

KENNETH LEIGHTON:  Hymn Fantasy, Veni Emmanuel, Op. 72, no. 5 –Greg Morris (1969 Walker-2002 Wood/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Naxos 8.572601

J. S. BACH:  3 Advent Chorale-preludes (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland), BWV 659, 660 & 661James Kibbie (1755 Silbermann-Hildebrandt/Court Church-Cathedral, Dresden, Germany) Block M CD3

Hour 2

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORKToccata, Veni EmmanuelJohn Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo 7189

JOHN SCHWANDT:  Improvisation Meditation (Lo, how a rose; Of the Father’s love begotten; Still, still, still) –John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK) AOI 2012

VINCENZO PANERAI:  Sonata for 6 Hands –Luca Salvadori, Andrea Macinanti & Francesco Tasini (1851 Serassi/Church of San Biagio, Bergamo, Italy) Tactus 800001

GEORGE BAKER:  Ricercare, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland –George Baker (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Sulpice, Paris) Solstice 252

CHARLES–MARIE WIDORSinfonia Sacra for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 81 (based on the Advent hymn, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland)Bamberg Symphony/Stefan Solyom, director; Christian Schmitt (1993 Jann/Concert Hall, Bamberg, Germany) cpo 777 443–2