1992 Ruffatti at Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA.
1992 Ruffatti at Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA.

In Anticipation #1648

…music on themes for the season of Advent, heralding the coming of Christmas.

Hour 1

HELMUT WALCHA: 4 Advent Chorales (O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf; Mit Ernst, o Menschenkinder; Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland; Macht hoch die Tür) –Wolfgang Rübsam (2004 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Naxos 8.572910

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: 2 Chorale-preludes (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland; Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ) –Bine Bryndorf (1997 Marcussen/St. Mary’s Church, Elsinore) DaCapo8.226002

LEO SOWERBY: 2 Holiday Anthems (There comes a ship; The snow lay on the ground) –ConVivium Ensemble/Patricia Snyder, dir.; Ronald Stalford (1933-1963 Aeolian-Skinner/All Saints Church, Worcester, MA) Albany 187

CARL RÜTTI: AnnunciationCarl Rütti (2006 Kuhn/Hofkirche St. Leodegar, Lucerne, Switzerland) Guild 7337

JOHN LEAVITT/DALE WOOD: Cold December flies away –James Welch (1982 Schoenstein/Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Oakland, CA) Arkay 6166

GEORGE OLDROYD: Liturgical Improvisation No. 2 (Creator alme siderum)Jonathan Ryan (2011 Parkey/St. John Berchmans Cathedral, Shreveport, LA) Raven 941

GASTON DETHIER: Variations on Adeste fidelisJohn Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, PA) Pro Organo 7189

Hour 2

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: In dulci jubilo. PAUL CHRISTIANSEN: I am so glad. DAVID DAHL: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland. HANS OLAV LIEN: God’s son has made me freeChoral Arts Northwest/Richard Sparks, director; David Dahl (1979 Brombaugh/Christ Church, Tacoma, WA) Loft 1017

J. S. BACH: 3 Advent Chorale-preludes (Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland) -- (BWV 659) Alison Luedecke (1961 Beckerath/Stetson University, DeLand, FL) Raven 610; (BWV 660) Cristina Garcia Banegas (1740 Trost/Parish Church, Waltershausen, Germany) Motette 12391; (BWV 661) Wolfgang Rübsam (1985 Taylor & Boody/Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA) Naxos 8.550927

HERBERT BUFFINGTON: Prelude on Veni Emmanuel –Elizabeth & Raymond Chenault (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA) Gothic 49084

JULE STYNE: Let it snow!David Harris, piano; Jelani Eddington (Wonder Morton/Wheaton-Fox Studio, Wheaton, IL) RJE Productions 2003

ROBERT LAU: Fantasy on Veni Emmanuel –Tandy Reussner (1996 Wolff, Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA) Reussner 2003

GEORGE BAKER: Berceuse Paraphrase (Away in a manger)Robert Glick (2002 Goulding & Wood/1st Presbyterian Church, Greenwood, SC) FPC 102702

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations on Adeste fidelisRobert Gallagher (1966 Noehren/Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, WI) World Library Publications 2922