Thomas Heywood Masterworks for any Festive Occasion The 2010 Förster & Nicolaus Grand Organ St Florin’s Koblenz Germany
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! Buy any CD and DVD together and receive a bonus 25% discount on the DVD price! Full Program:
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 W.T. Best 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 Alan Gray 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 Sigfrid Karg-Elert 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
Eugène Gigout Rhapsodie sur des Noëls from Dix Pièces [Ten Pieces for Organ]