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Yuletide favorites by twenty-four different composers are gathered in this compilation of traditional and classical organ works. Assembled by noted musicologist and organist Rollin Smith, these holiday classics will enchant beginners as well as their audiences.
All of Paris, according to legend, flocked to church on Christmas Eve for the special pleasure of hearing Daquin play his noel variations. The composer's "Noel for Flutes" is featured here, along with Christmas music by Buxtehude ("How Brightly Shines the Morning Star"), Guilmant ("Introduction and Variations on an Old Polish Carol"), Berlioz ("Rustic Serenade to the Madonna"), Brahms ("Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming"), and many others. Six settings of "In Dulci Jubilo" feature four centuries of variations on the traditional German carol, from an anonymous version of the early sixteenth century to Franz Liszt's 1875 rendition, "The Shepherds at the Manger." An informative section of Notes on the Music offers background on each of the selections.
Assembled by noted musicologist and organist Rollin Smith, this festive compilation comprises everyone's favorite traditional and classical pieces. A treat for both beginners and lovers of holiday music.
Yuletide favorites by 24 different composers appear in this compilation of traditional and classical works. Assembled by a noted musicologist and organist, its simplified arrangements include 6 settings of the traditional German carol "In Dulci Jubilo," plus Christmas music by Buxtehude, Guilmant, Berlioz, and many others.
Yuletide favorites by 24 composers appear in this compilation of traditional and classical works. Assembled by a noted organist, it features simplified pieces by Buxtehude, Guilmant, Berlioz, and many others.
Table of Contents
Anonymous In Dulci JubiloBach, Johann Sebastian In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 729 In Dulci Jubilo, BWV 751Berlioz, Hector Rustic Serenade to the MadonnaBossi, Marco Enrico Little Song to the Virgin MaryBrahms, Johannes Lo, How a Rose E'er BloomingBuxtehude, Dieterich How Brightly Shines the Morning Star In Dulci JubiloCarr, Benjamin Variations to the Sicilian HymnDallier, Henri Offertoire on Two NoelsDandrieu, Jean-Francois Noel de SaintongeDaquin, Louis-Claude Noel for FlutesFranck, Cesar Offertoire on a Breton NoelGuilmant, Alexandre Introduction and Variations on an Old Polish CarolKauffman, Georg Friedrich O Jesu So Meek, O Jesu So MildKrebs, Johann Ludwig From Heaven Above to Earth I ComeLemmens, Jacques-Nicolas Magnificat Anima Mea DominumLiszt, Franz Four Pieces from WeinachtsbaumMailly, Alphonse Christmas-MusetteMareschall, Samuel In Dulci JubiloPachelbel, Johann From Heaven Above to Earth I ComeRinck, J.C.H. How Brightly Shines the Morning Star From Heaven Above to Earth I ComeRoques, Leon Theme and Variation on a Provencal Noel He is Born, the Divine ChildTaylor, Raynor Variations to Adeste FidelesYon, Pietro Gesu BambinoZipoli, Domenico Pastorale