1974 Ruffatti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1974 Ruffatti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jeff Scofield

On Christmas Day #2251

. . . choral, instrumental, and organized treats make for a family-friendly festival.

Hour One

H. C. STEWARTOn this day –Cathedral Choir/Douglas Major; Nicholas White (Aeolian-Skinner/Washington National Cathedral, DC) Gothic 49095

CLAUDE BALBASTRENoël, votre bonté –John Fenstermaker (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Gothic 49120

RICHARD PURVISGreensleeves/What child is this?, fr Carol RhapsodyJohn Longhurst (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT) BWE Classics 9504

GERALD NEARMy dancing dayROBERT FROSTStopping by the woodsLEO SOWERBYLove came down at ChristmasEMILY DICKINSONHeaven is what I cannot reachCONRAD SUSAAdam lay in bondage –Benjamin Pope & Cristina Wellford Scott, readers; Memphis Boychoir and Chamber Choir/John Ayer; David Kienzle (1988 Reuter/St. John’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN) Pro Organo 7039 

PIOTR TCHAIKOVSKYNutcracker Ballet (Overture-March-Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy-Russian Dance) –Steven Ball (1929 Möller/Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA) SB 2009

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (arr. Webster):  Hark, the herald angels singPlymouth Brass & Choir/Tom Trenny; Jeremy Bankson (1997 Schoenstein/First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE) First-Plymouth 2014

EUGENE THAYER:  Christmas Offertoire –Agnes Armstrong (1847 Ferris/Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake, NY) Richardson 2002

HUGH MARTIN & RALPH BLAINE:  Have yourself a merry little ChristmasLarry Kass (Wurlitzer/Kass Residence, Cleveland, OH) Razzmatazz 1998

TRADITIONAL (arr. Willcocks):  Ding, dong merrily on high –Chapel Choir/Timothy Byram-Wigfield; Richard Pinel (1965 Harrison-2019 Nicholson/St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, England) Regent 374

Filler – MARTIN & BLAINE (see above)

Hour Two

CHARLES ORE (arr.):  Joy to the WorldConcordia Singers & Brass/Edmund Martens; Charles Ore (1968 Schlicker/St. John Lutheran Church, Seward, NE) Organ Works 02

J. S. BACHSinfonia, fr Christmas OratorioPhiladelphia Brass Ensemble; Peter Richard Conte (Wanamaker Organ/Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic 49264

SUSASerenade for a Christmas NightCraig McNutt, marimba; Martha Moor, harp; Mark Dwyer (2017 Schoenstein/Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA) Arsis 130

HECTOR OLIVERA:  Fantasy on Silent NightHector Olivera (1991 Casavant-1996 Rodgers/Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA) Rodgers 876015

TRADITIONAL (arr. Bish):  He is born –Diane Bish (1974 Ruffatti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, FL) Artisan 1007

TRADITIONAL (arr. Bish):  Angels we have heard on highADOLPHE ADAM:  O holy night  –Chuck Seipp, trumpet; Diane Bish (1976 Möller/National City Christian Church, Washington, DC) Joy of Music 1001 

JOHN FRANCIS WADE (arr. Tuuk):  O come all ye faithfulChamber Choir of Grand Rapids/Larry Biser; Jonathan Tuuk (2003 Austin/Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI) GRCC 1035

Filler – STEWART (see above)

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