1932 Midmer-Losch/Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
1932 Midmer-Losch/Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ

The American Organist's Christmas #2151

. . . holiday music in performances featuring performers, composers, and organ builders in the United States.

Hour One

In this hour, John Schwandt of the American Organ Academy presents a festival of improvisations on holiday themes, including…

SCHWANDT:  Fantasy on Three Themes (Deck the Halls - We three kings - It came upon a midnight clear) –John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/Gothic Hall, Cattlett Music Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK)  PD Archive (r. 12/14/07)

PAUL MANZ:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (2).  HELMUT WALCHA:  Fling wide the doorMANZ:  Of the Father’s love begotten (unpublished).  FLOR PEETERS:  In dulci jubilo –John Schwandt (1965 Schlicker/Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/29/29)

SCHWANDT:  Improvisation on O little town of Bethlehem after Bach BWV 659  –John Schwandt (University of Oklahoma) PD Archive (r. 12/12/08)

SCHWANDT:  A Christmas Chorale-Fantasy on Carol of the BellsWake, awake!Hark, the herald angels, and Dance! –John Schwandt (1999 Fisk/Gothic Hall, Cattlett Music Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK) PD Archive (r. 12/10/06)

Filler – SCHWANDT: Fantasy on Three Themes (see above)


Hour Two

KEITH CHAPMAN:  Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella –Peter Richard Conte (1932 Midmer-Losch/Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NY) HORC 2020

DALE WOODCarol of the MangerJ. WAYNE KERRHark, the herald angels singGORDON YOUNGCradle HymnMICHAEL BURKHARDTAngels from the realms of gloryJames Welch (1982 Schoenstein/Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Oakland, CA) Arkay 6166

HAVEN GILLESPIE (arr. Wright):  Santa Claus is coming to townVICTOR HERBERTToylandIRVING BERLINWhite ChristmasDavid Harris, piano; Jelani Eddington (Morton/Wheaton-Fox Studio, Wheaton, IL) RJE Productions 2003

GERALD NEARThere is no rose.  JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER:  A Christmas CarmenEMMA LOU DIEMER:  Fantasy on Antioch –Christina Wellford Scott, reader; Memphis Chamber Choir/John Ayer; David Kienzle (1988 Reuter/St. John’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN) Pro Organo 7039

MARGARET SANDRESKYMorning Star Reflections –Scott Carpenter (1800 Tannenberg/Visitor’s Center, Old Salem, NC) Raven 860

EARL MILLER (arr.):  Improvisation, See amid the winter’s snowEarl Miller (1979 Andover/Church of the Epiphany, Danville, VA) AFKA 547

JEFFREY SMITH:  Improvisation, Angelus ad virginemJeffrey Smith (2006 Schoenstein/St. Paul’s Church, “K” Street, Washington, DC) Pro Organo 7190

RICHARD PURVIS:  Carol Rhapsody Phillip Lamb (1932 Midmer-Losch/Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ) HORC 2020

Filler – CHAPMAN (see above)

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