This volume is a collection of 37 of the best pieces for use at carol services, Christmas services, and Christmas concerts. It includes a number of exciting new pieces on established tunes (from Andrew Carter, Gerre Hancock, and David Willcocks, among others), as well as excellent new arrangements of popular Christmas pieces.
Edited by Robert Gower
"This volume of thirty-seven pieces is a major new resource ... Most organists will already own some of the commonly used pieces, but it is practical to have them all in one volume. And there are more than enough unusual choices to make the book worth having. Kudos to both compiler and publisher for the best organ anthology (in both quality of selections and production) I have seen in quite some time." - Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians
Johann Michael Bach: Chorale Prelude on 'In dulci jubilo'
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude on 'In dulci jubilo'
J.S. Bach: Sinfonia from the Christmas Oratorio
J.S. Bach: Aria 'Schlafe, mein Liebster'
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude on 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'
J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude on 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'
Buxtehude: Chorale Fantasia on 'Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern'
Buxtehude: Chorale Prelude on 'In dulci jubilo'
Howard Blake: 'Walking in the air'
Mark Blatchly: Three Versets on 'Away in a manger'
Brahms: Chorale Prelude on 'Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen'
Carter: Toccata (on 'Veni Emmanuel')
Corelli: Pastorale from the Christmas Concerto
Guilmant: Offertoire sur Deux Noëls
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus
Handel: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
Gerre Hancock: Fanfare on 'Antioch'
Ireland: The Holy Boy
Karg-Elert: Chorale Prelude on 'Resonet in laudibus' Carol
Ley: Cradle Song
W. S. Lloyd-Webber: Interlude on the Coventry Carol
Philip Marshall: Prelude on 'Forest Green'
Liszt: Die hirten an der Krippe
Oxley: Prelude on 'Whence is that goodly fragrance?'
Pachelbel: Chorale Prelude on 'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her'
Gordon Phillips: Prelude on 'O little town of Bethlehem'
Richard Purvis: Prelude on 'Greensleeves'
Rutter: Prelude on 'God rest you merry, gentlemen'
Sumsion: Prelude on 'The holly and the ivy'
Willan: Prelude on 'This endris nyght'
D. Willcocks: Finale on 'Hark, the herald angels sing'
D. Willcocks: Prelude on 'Irby'
Walcha: Chorale Prelude on 'Den die Hirten lobten sehre'
Schulz-Widmar: Prelude on the Sussex Carol
Pietro Yon: Pastorale 'Gesù Bambino'