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Christmas Rediscovered
(Audio CD)
John Walker

John Walker plays oft overlooked organ gems on the Reuter organ at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA.

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Format: Digital Audio CD
Label:  PRO ORGANO
Catalog Number:  CD 7189
Length: 72′ 41″
Tracks:  15
Organ: Reuter
Venue: Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Recorded: 01/17/2003
Released: 10/01/2003
Producer: Frederick Hohman
Notes Author: John Walker
Notes Language: English
Graphics Format: 12pp book, traycard, jewel box
UPC #: 636077718922

Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians Walker’s disc offers 15 nicely contrasting organ works … Playing and sound are most commendable. – Victor Hill

01 • Toccata on Veni Emmanuel • Adolphus Hailstork • 3’11”
02 • Rhapsodie sur des Noëls • Eugène Gigout • 6’11”
03 • Ave Maria, Op 80 No 5 • Max Reger • 3’58”
04 • Greensleeves • Richard Purvis • 4’28”
05 • Christmas and the Birds • Paul Silfer • 3’24”
06 • Les Enfants de Dieu (from La Nativité) • Olivier Messiaen • 3’25”
07 • Resonet in laudibus (from Cathedral Windows, Op 106) • Sigfrid Karg-Elert • 3’1″
08 • Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Op 65 No 33 • Sigfrid Karg-Elert • 4’45”
09 • Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her, BWV 769 • Johann Sebastian Bach • 14’2″
10 • from Messiah, Sinfonia • George Frideric Handel • 4’31”
11 • from Messiah, Pifa (Pastoral Symphony) • George Frideric Handel • 3’34”
12 • Lullaby on Silent Night • John G. Barr • 4’14”
13 • Variations on Adeste fideles • Gaston Dethier • 6’33”
14 • A Christmas Cradle Song • Arthur Poister • 3’58”
15 • Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella • Keith Chapman • 3’17”

John Walker

John Walker has been Director of Music and Organist at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh since 1992. He is also Adjunct Professor of Organ and Sacred Music at Duquesne University. In 1979 Dr. Walker joined the staff of The Riverside Church in New York City as Associate Musician, later assuming the position of Director of Music and Organist in 1983. During that time he was also Chair of the Department of Organ at Manhattan School of Music. Learn more…