1992 Klais at Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland
1992 Klais at Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

From Heaven Above #1450

…we borrow from an international collective of music old and new in celebration of the Christmas holiday.

Hour 1

JOHANN PACHELBELPrelude, Vom Himmel hochGARTH EDMUNDSON:  Toccata, Vom Himmel hochChristopher Herrick (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Hyperion 66917

HENIRICH SCHEIDEMANNVom Himmel hochJoseph Kelemen (2001 GOART/Örgryte New Church, Göteborg, Sweden) Oehms 682

SIGFRID KARG-ELERTVom Himmel hoch (Op. 78, no. 20; Op. 65, no. 10) –Natalie Clifton-Griffith, soprano; Rachel Gough, violin; Rupert Gough (1931 Compton/Abbey of St. Gregory, Downside, England) Lammas 186

GEORG VOGLERHosiannaJEAN SIBELIUSGive me no splendor, Op. 1, no. 4Peter Mattei, baritoneGUNNAR WENNERBERGPsalm 24Orphei Dränger/Robert Sund, director; Bengt Forsberg (Bälinge Church, Sweden) BIS 533

EVERETT TITCOMBPuer natus estScott Foppiano (1928 Robert-Morton/Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA) SBTOS 2008

FELIX NOWOWIEJSKI: Fantasie Polonaise, Op. 9, no. 1 –Felix Raczkowski (1788 Wulff-1968 Kaminski/Oliwa Cathedral, Poland) Olympia 314

LEROY ANDERSONA Christmas FestivalAllentown Band/Donald Demkee, director; George Boyer (2002 Allen/Octave Hall, Macungie, PA) Allentown Band 17

Hour 2

JEREMY FILSELLTomorrow shall be my dancing dayVasari Singers/Jeremy Backhouse, director; Jeremy Filsell (1995 Marcussen/’Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, England) Naxos 8.573111

GERALD NEARDing! Dong! merrily on highCARL SCHALKBefore the marvel of this nightJOHN GARDNERTomorrow shall be my dancing dayTrinity Choir/Brian Jones, director; Michael Kleinschmidt (1956-62 Aeolian-Skinner/Trinity Church, Boston, MA) Dorian 93240

JEAN LANGLAISIn dulci jubiloAnn Labounsky (1863 Walcker-1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA) Voix au Vent 2011

PAUL FISHERNoël NouveletKevin Bowyer (1969 Walker-2002 Wood/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Lammas 182

THEODORE DUBOIS:  2 Pieces (Noël & Fiat Lux) –Stephen Tharp (2001 Seifert/St. Johanns Church, Troisdorf-Sieglar, Germany) Organum 210126

PAUL SIFLERChristmas NocturneNorberto Guinaldo (1966 Reuter/United Methodist Church, Garden Grove, CA) Guinaldo 2008

STEPHEN PAULUSPilgrim JesusDAVID CONTEA BellHarvard University Choir/Edward Jones, director; Christian Lane (1929 Skinner/Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Harvard 101