NEW! Paul Walton, organist of Bristol Cathedral, plays Organ music for Christmas.
NEW! Christmas music from Wells Cathedral. The Wells Cathedral Choir performs with organist and Master of the Choristers Matthew Owens. Also featured are Jonathan Vaughn and Owain Park,organists.
NEW! The Choristers of St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle perform with organist Richard Pinel and Timothy Byram-Wigfield, director and organ soloist.
NEW! The Choir of Rochester Cathedral performs with organists Roger Sayer and Dan Soper, and directors Scott Farrwll and Samuel Rathbone.
NEW! The choir of Bath Abbey with Marcus Sealy, organ and directed by Peter King.
NEW! Nigel Ogden plays the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ at Free Trade Hall, Manchester. This recording is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!
NEW! Theater organist Steven Ball presents this program of Christmas music performed on the Atlanta Fox Theater Moller Organ.
NEW! Brenda Heck Portman plays the music of Edwin T. Childs in All Might and Majesty. Recorded at College Church in Wheaton, IL, the program features music which can be played for manuals only, or with pedals and which is appropriate for Advent and Christmas and also Lent and Easter.
Carol Williams plays all our favorite Christmas carols and some of her own recorded at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego, CA on the 79 rank, four manual Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1495. Pipe-work by Hook & Hastings Johnston (of
Van Nuys) and M. P. Moller.
Praised by American Record Guide as "the gold standard for American academy choirs," the Westminster Choir has performed and recorded with virtually every major orchestra of the past 80 years. Jennifer Larmore is the most-recorded mezzo-soprano of our era, and Ken Cowan is the most sought-after organist in America. This season Jennifer performs in Europe and America. Noël was recorded at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and Saint George's Stuyvesant Square in New York.
Winter is a season whose associations are as varied as its experiences. For many the world over it is bitterly cold and dark; some see no daylight for weeks. For others, winter is a mild season. This rich variety is at the heart of this program which celebrates winter from a variety of angles. Christmas is a central theme. Maxine Thévenot directs Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico, the all-female choir. The music, including some premiere recordings, comes from Britain, Europe, Canada, and the US encompassing the sacred and secular. Lynn Gorman DeVelder accompanies the chorus on harp and Maxine Thévonot accompanies the choir on Organ.
In this tribute to the music of the extended Christmas period, the Hereford Cathedral Choir is directed by Geraint Bowen and accompanied by Peter Dyke. With a varied repertoire and exquisite musicianship, this recording is a wise addition to any music library.
This album is presented in an elegant, full-color, six-panel high gloss DigiPak. Featuring a delightful blend of popular and sacred music this recording truly showcases the orchestral resources of the 4-manual 73-rank Wurlitzer Pipe Organ at The Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar, California.
The Winchester Cathedral boys and girls choir with lay clerks perform a selection of Christmas songs from this past summer featured especially for this Christmas. The Winchester Cathedral Choir is accompanied by Simon Bell on organ, Frances Kelly on harp, and under the direction of Andrew Lumsden.
When an ensemble like the BBC Singers, renowned for its commitment to the music of our time, sets out to record a Christmas CD you can be sure that the repertoire will include material rather different from the usual run of popular standards and arrangements! One star, at last includes eight new carols (six of them specially-commissioned by BBC Radio 3), several premiere recordings, and a selection of music – serious and light-hearted, contemplative and joyful – by some of the leading British, European and North American choral composers of the day.
Jack Mitchener plays Christmas organ music on the 75-rank pipe organ built by C. B. Fisk as Op. 116 in 2001 at Finney Chapel, Oberlin College
Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio.
Robert Sharpe directs The Choir of York Minster in a program of familiar favorites and some lesser-known works of the season. Robert Sharpe's work, The Promise of Peace, was commissioned for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in 2008. John Scott Whiteley performs on the organ.
Formed in 1853, the choir Orphei Drängar has constantly striven to discover and develop new directions for the male-voice choir, while not neglecting its splendid traditions. This group of almost eighty singers is conducted by Cecilia Rydinger Alin. This recording was done at Uppsala University Hall where the group regularly performs.
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Familiar Christmas carols and excellent arrangements beautifully sung and accompanied at Truro, where the famed festival of lessons and carols originated.
Herbert Buffington, talented improvisateur; a new organ by the A. E. Schlueter Pipe Organ Company in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Atlanta; and carols with brilliant new settings!
A fine selection of Christmas singing and organ works from the Palestrina Choir, resident at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin since 1903.
Karel Paukert, who for 30 years was Curator of Musical Arts at the Cleveland Museum of Arts, gathers an interesting group of colorful Christmas works from Italy, France, Bohemia, Germany and the New World and performs them with great facility on the Museum’s Skinner/Holtkamp organ.
Graham Barber performs works for the Christmas season on the fascinating Schulze Organ at St. Bartholomew's, Armley.
"Here's a Christmas feast of a different kind! Cold turkey may lose its attraction, mulled wine its allure, but the traditional tunes of the Christmas season never seem to diminish in popularity. This selection of organ music presents some of them, together with other music inspired by the seasonal theme - played on an unspoilt organ from the Victorian era" Graham Barber, quoted from the CD Booklet.
Scott Foppiano offers a grand Christmas on one of only five “Wonder” Mortons built by the very prolific Robert Morton Company, now in Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre.
The Wanamaker Organ, Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte and the Philadelphia Brass Ensemble celebrate Christmas in the grand style. Here comes Santa Claus!
A Wanamaker Organ Christmas
Barron Smith, Charles M. Courboin, and Paul Mickelson perform “Those Glorious Songs of Old” in vintage recordings at the magnificent John Wanamaker Organ!
Robert Lehman tours the organ noël in a program of colorful favorites.
Gerre Hancock directs the world renowned Choir of St. Thomas Church, New York; Judith Hancock, organist in a glorious program of carols and anthems for the Christmas season.
Six automatic musical instruments, including self-playing organ, piano, and banjo, are heard on this CD recorded at the Gay 90s Village in Sikeston, Missouri. 15 tunes!
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Huw Williams, sub-organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, plays Christmas organ music in the sumptuous acoustics of this beloved place.
In this 4-CD set, the famous cathedral choirs of Durham, Norwich, Southwark, and York Minster sing over four hours of carols. Click Picture for Details of repertoire & to Order
Christmas Wonderland was recorded in the residence of Paul & Linda Van Der Molen in Wheaton, Illinois. The instruments include the beautifully restored 4-manual 26-rank Wonder Morton, a Steinway 9’ concert grand piano, and a Mason & Hamlin 9’ concert grand piano. Click Picture for Details & to Order
Stefan Schmidt improvises on the great symphonic 3-59 Göckel organ in St. Peter’s, Düsseldorf on Gregorian Chant tunes for Advent and Christmas as sung by the Schola Ars Cantandi directed by Peter Petermann.
Christmas Music on an organ built in 1810 Marie-Ange Leurent & Eric Lebrun play the 1810 Kyburz organ of 51 stops and 3,210 pipes (3,006 of which are original as built by Kyburz)!
ConVivium, 23 finely blended voices in central Massachusetts directed by John Delorey and Patricia Snyder are accompanied by Snyder and Ronald Stalford on the Aeolian-Skinner at All Saints, Worcester, Massachusetts, in these beautiful Christmas works by Leo Sowerby: A Great and Mighty Wonder; Come Ye, and Let Us Go Up; A Prayer for Christmas; Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep; Love Came Down at Christmas; Manger Carol; Lovelin Infant; There Comes a Ship a ‘Sailing; A Carol in Praise of the Holly and the Ivy; Good King Wenceslas; Away in a Manger; Can You Count the Stars; Cradle Hymn; The Snow Lay on the Ground; All My Heart This Night Rejoices, A New Year’s Carol; Now There Lightens Upon Us; Jesu Bright and Morning Star.
Dan Miller Plays Christmas Favorites at Calvary Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, on the Moller of 205 ranks on five manuals. Click ikon for repertoire
The exquisite Elora Festival Singers conducted by Noel Edison sing in the lovely acoustics of the Church of St. Mary Magdelene in Toronto, both a cappella and with organ accompaniment played by Michael Bloss. 21 pieces of excellent music including Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day arr. Willcocks, What Sweeter Music by Rutter, God Is with Us by Tavener, Christ the Apple Tree by Poston, and traditional carols.
Exquisite singing with organ and other instruments, Edith Ho and Mark Dwyer, directors of the Advent choir, with Harvard Glee Club. Works by Rodney Lister, Virgil Thomson, Charles Ives, Edith Osborne Ives, Conrad Susa, and Carlisle Floyd.
Leonard Ciampa, organist at First Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, Boston, plays on the 1859 E. & G. G. Hook 3m, his own music and that of others to raise maintenance funds. Other instruments and ensembles join the organ in some pieces. Click ikon for repertoire
On the very large Schoenstein organ at First-Plymouth Congregational, Lincoln, Nebraska, Frederick Hohman plays symphonic masterpieces transcribed for the organ by Hohman, Lemare, and others. Three major works of Tchaikovsky are featured: The Nutcracker Suite; Finale from Symphonie Pathétique; and Overture to Roméo et Juliette. Also the Hebrides Overture of Mendelssohn, March of the Toys by Victor Herbert, and Air on the G String by Bach.
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The Choir of the Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts. Edith Ho, music director; Mark Dwyer, organist and assistant conductor. Exquisite performances of seventeen Christmas works. This performance was done on the Aeolian-Skinner Organ, Opus 940, 1935.
A Christmas concert from Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, with the choirs of the Cathedral accompanied by the choir organ. Pierre Cochereau at the grand orgue provides many improvisations on traditional Christmas melodies for this festive occasion.
The choir of Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon, John Strege, director. George Baker plays the Rosales organ.
Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, celebrated duo organists, play the 3-79 Ruffati. CALLAHAN: Christmas Fantasy THOMAS: Two Carol Preludes BUFFINGTON: Prelude on Veni Emmanuel TORME: Christmas Song ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride YON: Gesu Bambino
BERLIN: White Christmas DAVIS: Carol of the Drum
POWELL: Angels Among Us HAKIM: Go Tell It . . .
ROBERTS: Nativity Scenes MOORE: Fantasia Greensleeves
HOBBY: Toccata on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
MCCONNAUGHEY: Christmas Fancy on Bring a Torch
A brand-new CD from the Memphis Boychoir and Chamber Choir brings fresh ideas and new music for a traditional Christmas. As usual, stellar performances are directed by John Ayer with organist David J. Kienzle. Recorded in sumptuous acoustics at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Memphis.
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The Newcastle Cathedral Choir performs this program directed by Scott Farrell. Michael Dutton, organist plays the fine organ, a four-manual originally built by TC Lewis. The organ has been rebuilt several times notably in 1911 and 1954 by Harrison & Harrison and currently by Nicholson & Co. of Worcester.
The Harvard University Choir, Harvard Baroque Chamber Ochestra, and Harvard Brass are conducted by Murray Forbes Somerville and accompanied on organ by Edward Jones and Erica Johnson. This CD is SOLD OUT.
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These festive improvisations were recorded at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris at Christmas services 1968-1973 and at one private concert held there in 1971 with famed titular organist Pierre Cochereau at the console.
Christmas Suites & Fantasies
Dutch Organist Herman van Vliet plays works for Christmas by Jan Zwart and Feike Asma on the 50 rank, 3 manual Bätz organ at the Evangelisch Lutherse kerk in The Hague.
Christmas organ music from Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan is played by James Kibbie: Bach, Karg-Elert, Peart, Milford, Gigout, D'Aquin, Dupré, Purvis, Visser, Franck.