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A Saint-Saëns Sort of Christmas
(Audio CD)
Frederick Hohman

In this 1993 CD, Frederick Hohman is heard as both organ soloist and as a choral accompanist.  He plays his own Comic Variations, and variation sets by Roberts and Dethier (the famous Christmas Fantasy).  All other works feature the Pacfic Mozart Ensemble, and its soloists, under the director of William Grant, in both a cappella and organ-accompanied works. Recorded in Holy Name of Jesus R. C. Church, San Francisco, California with the Reuter pipe organ.

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7040
Length: 78′ 11″
Tracks:  15
Organ: Reuter
Venue: Holy Name of Jesus R. C. Church, San Francisco, California USA
Recorded: 08/24/1993
Released: 12/01/1993
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: Frederick Hohman
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 8pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077704024

The Diapason “clear, but never affected, diction, and conductor Richard Grant’s pacing… is often fluidly buoyant.” – Bernard Durman

01 • Improvisation on God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen • Myron J. Roberts • 4’42”
02 • I Wonder as I Wander • arr. John Jacob Niles and Lewis Henry Horton • 2’52”
03 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Prélude (Dans le style de Sébastian Bach) • Camille Saint-Saëns • 3’22”
04 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Récit et Choeur • Camille Saint-Saëns • 4’48”
05 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Air • Camille Saint-Saëns • 3’20”
06 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Air et Choeur • Camille Saint-Saëns • 3’39”
07 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Duo • Camille Saint-Saëns • 3’26”
08 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Choeur • Camille Saint-Saëns • 3’21”
09 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Trio • Camille Saint-Saëns • 4’15”
10 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Quatuor • Camille Saint-Saëns • 2’15”
11 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Quintette et Choeur • Camille Saint-Saëns • 5’12”
12 • Christmas Oratorio, Op 12 – Choeur • Camille Saint-Saëns • 2’1″
13 • Comic Variations on Good King Wenceslas • Frederick Hohman • 7’44”
14 • Fantasia on Christmas Carols • Ralph Vaughan Williams • 11’48”
15 • Christmas – Fantasy on Adeste Fideles • Gaston M. Dethier • 15’11”