1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer organ at the Tonhalle in Zürich, Switzerland.
1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer organ at the Tonhalle in Zürich, Switzerland.
Michael Reinhard

Holiday Highlights #1451

…some engaging confections, several of them ‘invented in the moment’, add to our enjoyment of this special time of year.

Hour 1

HAN UWE HIELSCHEERIn dulci jubilo Variations –Hans Uwe Hielscher (1982 Oberlinger/Market Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) Hielscher 3

JEAN GUILLOU:  2 Improvisations (Pastorale, The Holly and the Ivy; Postlude, God rest ye, merry gentlemen) –Jean Guillou (1988 Kleuker-Steinmeyer/Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland) Dorian 90119

KRÄMER & MÜCK:  Christmas Pastoral Improvisation --Otto Maria Krämer and Matthias Mück (2005 Eule/St. Sebastian Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany) Unda Maria 20391

PETER PLANYAVSKY:  Christmas Improvisation, Erfreu dich HimmelPeter Planyavsky (1999 Woehl/St. Martin’s Church, Sendenhorst, Germany) St. Martin 10115

FELIX NOWOWIEJSKIMidnight Mass in Old St. Mary’s Church, Cracow, Op. 31, no. 3Rudolf Innig (1939 Sauer/St. Peter’s Cathedral, Bremen, Germany) Dabringhaus & Grimm 317 0973

ROBERT ELMOREThe Night of the StarMargaret Lacy (1942 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Amarillo, TX) Acis 89385

MICHEL CORRETTE:  Christmas Suite in G (Un jour Dieu se résolut; Sanctus; Tous les Bourgeois de Chastres) –Olivier Vernet (1750 Silbermann/Church of St. Maurice, Soultz, France) Ligia Digital 0104187

Hour 2

TOMMIE CONNORI saw mommy kissing Santa ClausMichael Stairs (1930 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA) DTR 9102

FREDERICK DELIUS (arr. Hebble):  Winter’s NightPeter Richard Conte (Wanamaker organ/Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic 49264

CHRISTOPHER BOODLEChristmas Sleigh-RideNeil Weston (1980 Möller/7th Day Adventist  Church, Spencerville, MD) Lammas 143

HERBERT BUFFINGTON: 2 Improvisation (Infant holy, infant lowly; Angels we have heard on high) –Herbert Buffington (2009 Schlueter/Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta, GA) Sonare 2009

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANNAngelus ad pastores ait –Julia Brown (1976 Brombaugh/Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, OR) Naxos 8.557054

MAX REGERThe Virgin’s Slumber SongJonas Nordwall (Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA) NorCal 980

GASTON DETHIERVariations on Adeste, fidelisAram Basmadjian (Wurlitzer/ Sanfilippo Place de Musique, Barrington, IL) Resultant Records 0701

LOUIS CLAUDE D’AQUINNoël sur les flutes (No. 9)Elisabeth Ullmann (1767 Stumm/Schlosskirche, Meisenheim am Glan, Germany) IFO 20226

PIERRE COCHEREAU (trans. Lombard);  Sortie, Adeste fidelis–François Lombard (1963 Godefroy-Dubosc/Church of St. Peter, Calais, France) Motette 12201