1968-2016 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England
1968-2016 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England
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Christmas is Coming #2250

. . . and these musical selections will help point the way.

Hour One

J. S. BACHIn dulci jubilo, BWV 729Robert Grogan (1964 Möller/Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Gothic 49069

MYRON ROBERTSGod rest you, merry gentlemenTodd Wilson (1932 Skinner/Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH) Musical Arts Association 11009

JEAN-ALBERT VILLARDNoël Poitevin (“Appelons nau”) –Marian Ruhl Metson (1967 Fisk/Memorial Church, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Raven 260

LEONCE de SAINT-MARTINOffertoire sur deux NoëlsPaul Walton (1907-2012 Walker/Bristol Cathedral, England) Regent 406

JOHN RUTTERDormi JesuChoir of St. John’s College, Cambridge/Andrew Nethsingha; Joseph Wicks (1994 Mander/St. John’s College Chapel, Cambridge; England) Signum 458

TRADITIONAL:  3 English Carols (I saw three ships; The Coventry Carol; The Holly and the Ivy) –Dick Leibert (1932 Wurlitzer/Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY) CBS Special Products 19990

LARRY VISSER:  4 French Couplets on While shepherds watched their flocks Larry Visser (1996 Austin-Allen/LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church; Grand Rapids, MI) LaGrave 2013

ROBERT POWELL3 Carols (‘Twas in the moon of wintertime; What is this fragrance?; He is born)Marilyn Keiser (1999 Harrison/St. James Episcopal Church, Hendersonville, NC) Keiser 1999

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMSCome down, o love divineChoir of King’s College/Stephen Cleobury; Thomas Williamson (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England) EMI 57026

Filler – RUTTER (see above)

Hour Two

HIERONYMUS PRAETORIUSMagnificat primi toniAude Heurtematte (2010 Thomas/Church of the Assumption, Champcueil, France) Raven 165

MICHAEL PRAETORIUSEs ist ein Ros entsprungenTore Brunborg, saxophone; Kjetil Bjerkestrand (Avaldsnes Church, Norway) Kirkelig Kulturverkstad 160 

MARCEL DUPRÉNativité, fr Symphonie PassionJean-Paul Imbert (1989 van den Heuvel/St. Eustache, Paris, France) FY 1218.06

CLAUDE BALBASTRENoël, A cei-ci le moitre de to l’univareMartin Haselböck (1790 Clicquot/Cathedral of St. Peter, Poitiers, France) Musica Viva 1980

RICHARD LEIBERTUnder the Christmas mistletoe.  EDWARD POLA & GEORGE WYLE:  The most wonderful time of the yearScott Foppiano (1928 Robert-Morton/Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA) SBTOS 2008

IRVING BERLINWhite ChristmasJonas Nordwall (Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley, CA) NorCal 980

HEALEY WILLANQuem pastoresHuw Williams (1872 Willis-1977 Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England) Priory 778

DAVID BEDNALLMoonless darkness stands betweenBeneden Chapel Choir & Metropolitan Brass/Edward Whiting; David Bednall (1995 Marcussen/Tonbridge School, Kent, England) Regent 547

GARTH EDMUNDSONVom Himmel hochGraham Barber (1868 Schulze/St. Bartholomew’s Church, Armley, England) Priory 909

Filler – ROBERTS (see above)

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