1691 Schnitger at the Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands.
1691 Schnitger at the Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Follow the Star #1701

…music for the Feast of Epiphany, celebrating the journey of the Wise Men and their celestial beacon.

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDEFantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der MorgensternMarie-Claire Alain (1691 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) Warner Classics 65179

ROBERT EDWARD SMITHWe three kingsRobert Gallagher (1995 Lively-Fulcher/Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, DC) World Library 3027

SAMUEL SCHEIDTVariations on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 –Phillip Kloeckner (1997 Fisk-Rosales/Rice University, Houston, TX) Raven 935

MALCOLM WILLIAMSONThe Wise Men visit the Prince of Peace, fr Peace PiecesTom Winpenny (1963 Walker/St. John the Evangelist, London, England) Naxos 8.571375

THEODORE DUBOISMarch of the MagiRené Oberson (1992 Ayer-Morel/St. Laurence Church, Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland) Gall 700

PETER CORNELIUSThe Three Kings –Henry Hawkesworth, bass; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, director.  KGS 0007

MAX REGERChorale-Fantasy, Wie schön leucht’ uns der Morenstern, Op. 40, no. 1 –Isabelle Demers (1942 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Amarillo, TX) Acis 01901

Hour 2

HUGO DISTLERWie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Op. 8, no. 3 –Armin Schoof (1637 Stellwagen/Jakobikirche, Lübeck, Germany) Thorofon 2293

HEINRICH REIMANN:  Fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Op. 25 –Szabó Balázs (1914 Kuhn/St. Anton Church, Zurich, Switzerland) MD&G 920 1945

CHARLES TOURNEMIRESuite for Epiphany, fr L’Orgue MystiqueAndré Marchal (1950 Holtkamp/Crouse College, Syracuse University, NY) Westminster 14130

NIELS WILHELM GADEWie schön leuchtet der MorgensternHEINRICH KAMINSKI:  Toccata on Wie schön leuchtet der MorgensternTorsten Laux (1939-79 Steinmeyer/Speyer Cathedral, Germany) Organ 7009