A Mainstreet ChristmasWith The Mainstreet Brass and George Boyer, Organist
Like eggnog and nutmeg, evergreen bows and a model train circling the nativity scene under the Christmas tree, brass, organ and Christmas are an inseparable combination.
All of us in the Mainstreet Brass are thankful to organist George Boyer and Allen Organ Company for producing this recording, which represents some of the Christmas favorites we've enjoyed since we first got together in November 1986. We've always looked forward to the busy holiday season to bring out these carols and perform them in concert, at festivals and in church.
We're privileged to bring you this collection of Christmas favorites for brass, organ and organ and brass. On behalf of everyone in the Mainstreet Brass and the staff at Allen Organ, we hope you enjoy this recording and make it part of your Christmas tradition.
- Selections Recorded:
- Carol of the Bells -- Ukrainian Carol (arr. Richard Price)
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel -- Traditional Gregorian Chant (arr. Carol Traupman-Carr)
- Sleepers Awake! (From the oratorio, St. Paul) -- Mendelssohn
- Ding Dong! Merrily on High -- arr. John Rutter
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Carols for Organ) -- Emma Lou Diemer
- Angels We Have Heard on High -- French Carol (arr. Richard Price)
- Fantasy on "Come All Ye Shepherds" -- Traditional Bohemian Carol (arr. Stefan de Haan)
- God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen -- English Carol (setting by Donald Edward Matthews)
- Carol-Prelude on "Bring a Torch" -- David H. Williams
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (arr. Julie Christofferson)
- In the Bleak Midwinter -- Holst (arr. Ebehard Ramm)
- Jingle Bells -- Pierpont (arr. Sykora)
- The Holly and the Ivy -- English Carol (arr. Julie Christofferson)
- Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming (Eleven chorale preludes) -- Brahms Ed. (E. Power Biggs)
- Patapan -- Burgundian Carol (arr. Robert Willis)
- Concertato on "Adeste Fidelis" -- Austin C. Lovelace
- Noels -- Louis Claude D'Aquin
- In Dulci Jubilo -- J.S. Bach (trans. Robert King)
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -- Martin & Blane (arr. Tim Jameson)