1997 Schoenstein/1st Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE.
1997 Schoenstein/1st Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE.

An American Organist's Christmas #1750

…soloists, composers and instrument builders all around our country celebrate the holiday season.

Hour 1

TRADITIONAL:  Adeste fidelisHector Olivera (1991 Casavant-1996 Rodgers/Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA) Rodgers 00876015

TRADITIONAL (arr. DiLorenzo):  Joy to the WorldMusicians of 1st-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE/Jeremy Bankson, director; Tom Trenney (1997 Schoenstein) FPUCC 2014

SETH BINGHAMAnnunciation --–Christopher Marks (1997 Schoenstein/1st Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE) Raven 991

ROBIN MILFORD:  Pastoral Dance, On Christmas NightRICHARD ELLIOTTI saw three shipsLarry Visser (1996 Austin/LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI) LaGrave 2013

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMSGreensleevesSAMUEL BARBERSilent nightLOUIS CLAUDE DAQUINNoel No. 10Jonathan Biggers (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 12/14/2001)

DAVID CONTEThe snow lay on the groundChrist Church Schola/Stephen Kennedy, director; Kathleen Bride, harp; David Higgs (1955 Austin/St. Mary’s Church, Rochester, NY) Arsis 159

J.S. BACHRejoice, beloved Christians, BWV 734.  TRADITIONAL:  2 Carols (The First Noël & It came upon a midnight clear) –Virgil Fox (Rodgers Touring Organ/Carnegie Hall, NYC) RCA 68816

Hour 2

HENRI DALLIERPastorale pour Noël –Festival Orchestra/Stephen Schmall, conductor; Robert Vickery (1981 Hoppe/Holy Childhood Church, Saint Paul, MN) HCSC 2000

JOHN SCHWANDT:  Christmas Improvisation (Deck the Halls with Frankincense and Myrrh on a Clear Midnight) –John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/Gothic Hall-Catlett Music Center, Norman, OK) AOI 2012

HERBERT BUFFINGTON:  2 Improvisations (Good King Wenceslas; We three kings) –Herbert Buffington (2000 Schlueter/Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Atlanta, GA) Sonare 2009

GERRE HANCOCKChriste, Redemptor omniumGerre Hancock (1956 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Church, NYC) Gothic 49109

ANDREW CARTERMary’s MagnificatMemphis Boychoir & Chamber Choir/John Ayer, director; David Kienzle (1956 Schantz/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Memphis, TN) Pro Organo 7073

JOHANN PACHELBELVom Himmel hochPAUL MANZHow brightly shines the morningstar.  MICHAEL DELL:  Festive Flourish on Joy to the WorldSamuel Metzger (1974 Ruffatti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL) Metzger Music 103