The Oxford Book of Christmas Organ Music - Book 2

34 pieces for organ manuals and pedals, suitable for use during Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Book 2 in the "The Oxford Book of Christmas Organ Music"-series.
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The second Oxford Book of Christmas Organ Music comprises a diverse collection of seasonal organ music, covering the Church's year from Advent to Epiphany. The music is stylistically varied, and the pieces are drawn internationally from across the centuries with a mixture of established repertoire set alongside newly commissioned works.

  • 34 pieces for manuals and pedals, suitable for use during Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

  • Original music for the instrument, spanning the seventeenth century to the present day, including compositions by J. S. Bach, Hedwige Chrétien, Maurice Duruflé, Elizabeth Mounsey, Florence Price, and Max Reger

  • Eight new commissions from composers including Kristina Arakelyan, David Bednall, Iain Farrington, and Amy Summers

  • Arrangements of well-known works, including Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride and the Ukrainian New Year song 'Shchedryk'

Prelude on 'Carol of the Bells', Kristina Arakelyan
Noël, Adolphe Adam
Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson
Lullay, thou little tiny child, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs
Sortie on 'Mendelssohn', David Bednall
Chorale Prelude on 'Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich', J. S. Bach
Hear, King of Angels, J. S. Bach
Variations on 'Il était une bergère', Mark Blatchly
Ave Maria, Johannes Brahms
Prelude on 'Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht', Guy Bovet
Prelude on 'In dulci jubilo', Percy C. Buck
Chorale Prelude on 'Gottes Sohn ist kommen', Heinrich Buttstedt
Chorale Prelude on 'Nun komm der Heiden Heiland', Dieterich Buxtehude
Auprès de la crèche, Hedwige Chrétien
Berceuse de l'Enfant Jésus, Hedwige Chrétien
Puer nobis nascitur, Jean-François Dandrieu
Prélude sur l'Introït de l'Épiphanie, Maurice Duruflé
Prelude on 'Gabriel's Message', Iain Farrington
Toccatina on 'Angels we have heard on high', Richard Elliot
Impression on 'We Three Kings', Alfred V. Fedak
Carol Symphony, extract from third movement, Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Passacaglia and Chorale on 'The Truth from Above', Benjamin Lamb
Chorale Prelude on 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme', Gottfried August Homilius
Chorale Prelude on 'O Jesulein süss, O Jesulein mild', Michael Gotthardt Fischer
Prelude on 'Helmsley', Lester Groom
A Fugal Flourish on 'Personent hodie', Philip Moore
An Old Christmas Carol, Elizabeth Mounsey
Adoration, Florence Beatrice Price
Chorale Prelude on 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme', Max Reger
Chorale Prelude on 'Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern', Max Reger
Pastorale, Camille Saint-Saëns
Christmas Bells, Howard Skempton
Prelude on 'Deck the Halls', Amy Summers
Chant de Noël, Johann Pachelbel