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Festive Fantasia (CD)
Masterworks for any Festive Occasion
The 2010 Förster & Nicolaus Grand Organ
St Florin’s Koblenz
This spectacular program includes the best music for the Festive Season in a uniquely cross-cultural program not only for Christmas - but for any festive occasion! A real Festive Fantasia!
The stunning Grand Organ in Koblenz’s famous Florinskirche, one of Germany’s grandest instruments, is set in a glorious acoustic; this amazing instrument weighs sixteen tons! This true King of Instruments fills the building - and the recording - with power, majesty and awe!
With some works never before recorded, Festive Fantasia is packed with treats - just like any present should be! The perfect gift for loved ones at any time of the year.
Program highlights include:
Lux’s Concert Fantasia on 'O Sanctissima'
Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Best’s Christmas Fantasy on Old English Carols
Lefébure-Wély’s Adeste fideles - O come, all ye faithful
West’s Fantasy on Two Well-known Christmas Carols
Dubois’ March of the Magi Kings and the Toccata in G major
Karg-Elert’s Now thank we all our God
Karg-Elert’s In dulci jubilo
And much more!
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Friedrich Lux, edited by Dr A.L. Peace
Fantaisie de Concert sur 'O Sanctissima', Op. 29
John E. West
Fantasy on Two Well-known Christmas Carols
The First Nowell - Good King Wenceslas
Louis Lefébure-Wély, transcribed by Alfred Whittingham
Venite adoremus: 'Adeste fideles' (Chant de Noel)
O come, all ye Faithful
George Frideric Handel, trans. W.T. Best
Hallelujah Chorus from the Oratorio Messiah
A Christmas Fantasy on Old English Carols for Christmas-tide
God rest you merry, Gentlemen - A Virgin most pure - The Babe of Bethlehem -
A rare song in praise of Christmas, A.D. 1660 -
Finale: Christ was born in Bethlehem; Ye Chimes; The Boar’s Head Carol
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
God rest you merry, Gentlemen - In dulci jubilo - The First Nowell
Arcangelo Corelli, trans. Dr E.J. Hopkins
Pastorale from Concerto Grosso – 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6 No. 8
Chorale Improvisation on 'Now thank we all our God', Op. 65
Two pieces by Théodore Dubois from Douze Pièces pour Orgue
[Twelve Pieces for Organ]
i. March of the Magi Kings, No. 9
ii. Toccata [in G major], No. 3
Rhapsodie sur des Noëls from Dix Pièces [Ten Pieces for Organ]
Chorale Improvisation on 'In dulci jubilo', Op. 75 No. 2