In Dulci Jubilo: Christmas Organ Music

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Label: GIFT OF MUSIC
Catalog: GCDG1141
Format: CD

MAGDALEN COLLEGE OXFORD

In Dulci Jubilo Cheerful Christmas organ music from Magdalen College, Oxford Thrill to the sound of the mighty organ playing Christmas favourites in the generous acoustics of the chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford. An international programme, with music ranging from JS Bach to Adolphe Adam, from 'Sleepers Awake' to 'Adeste Fideles', featuring some of the best Christmas organ music that Europe and America have to offer. For many people the glorious sounds of the organ are closely associated with Christmas and its time of celebration. This recording presents a selection of Christmas organ music from four centuries, from the high Baroque style of Johann Sebastian Bach to lovely, gentle works by twentieth century English composers and arrangements by one of the most legendary organist of our time, the great Virgil Fox. In addition there are pieces by some of the great names of twentieth-century American music, Charles Ives and Samuel Barber. The music varies in style from bold, energetic works based on hymn tunes and carols to calm cradle songs and lullabies. The pieces show us the great contrasts in sound of which the beautiful Mander organ is capable, from the majesty of full organ (pulling out all the stops!) to the soft, warm sound of a single flute stop. Martin Souter The Mander organ of Magdalen College, Oxford

Price: $20.98