1999 Fisk/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
1999 Fisk/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

An American Organist’s Christmas #1951

…music for the season with a distinctly home-grown flavor.

Hour 1

HERBERT BUFFINGTON: 2 Improvisations (How brightly shines the morning star; I saw three ships) Herbert Buffington (2009 Schlueter/Peachtree Christian Church, Atlanta, GA) Buffington 68042

ROBERT HEBBLE: Prelude on I wonder as I wanderTimothy Smith (Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, New York, NY) Pro Organo 7146

JOHN SCHWANDT: Improvisation on Christmas Themes –John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK) American Organ Institute 2012

CALVIN HAMPTON: Silent Night. GERALD NEAR: Variations on Lo, how a roseRalph Lane (1890 Hill/Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, New South Wales, Australia) American Organ Institute 2012

HECTOR OLIVERA: Improvisation on Angels we have heard on highHector Olivera (Casavant-Rogers/Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA) Olivera 876015

DAVID CONTE: Meditation on Silent Night; Anthem, The snow lay on the groundChrist Church Schola Cantorum/Stephen Kennedy; Kathleen Bride, harp; David Higgs (1955 Austin/St. Mary’s Church, Rochester, NY) Arsis 159

Filler – HEBBLE (see above)

Hour 2

TRADITIONAL (arr. Scott): Come thou, redeemer of the earthSt. Thomas Choir & Brasses/John Scott, director; Jeremy Bruns(Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Church, New York, NY) Pro Organo 7200

DAVID GEHRENBECK: When the snow lay on the ground. ROBERT POWELL: What is this lovely fragrance. DANIEL PINKHAM: Gloria –Sanctuary Choir/Bryan Mitnual; Cleveland Lyric Brass; Marilyn Keiser (1996 Schantz/Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Cleveland, OH) Arkay 6162

RANDALL FAUST: Fantasy on Vom Himmel hochAndrew Pelletier, horn; Brian Rotz (1922 Skinner/St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Toledo, OH) MSR 1168

DAVID EVAN THOMAS: Prelude on I wonder as I wanderMarilyn Biery (1925 Skinner & 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 12/17/2000)

SAMUEL BARBER: Wondrous Love Variations, Op. 34; Silent night, fr Die Natali, Op. 37Rudolf Innig (2010 Schuke/Holy Cross Church, Detmold, Germany)

ANGELA KRAFT CROSS: Les BergersAngela Kraft Cross (2002 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, Los Angeles, CA) Compass Audio 7201

JOEL MARTINSON: Incarnation SuiteLaura Ellis (1992 Möller-2015 Reuter/University of Florida, Gainesville, FL) Raven 995

Filler – BUFFINGTON I saw three ships (see above)