Festive Fantasia

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Festive Fantasia
  (MP3 Album)

Thomas Heywood 

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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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] 

Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Chorale Improvisation on 'In dulci jubilo', Op. 75 No. 2