N.b.: Selections 1 – 23 come from An American Festival of Lessons & Carols.  The Memphis Boychoir and Chamber Choir, John Ayer, dir.  David Kienzle on the Reuter organ at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Memphis, TN.  Pro Organo CD 7039.


Gerald Near—My Dancing Day.  1:37.

Robert Frost—Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening  0:53.

Daniel Pinkham—The Kinds and the Shepherds.  2:35.

William Jay Smith—A Pavane for the Nursey.  1:07.

Leo Sowerby—Love Came Down at Christmas.  3:07.

Emily Dickinson—Heaven is What I Cannot Reach. 0:37.

Conrad Susa—Adam Lay in Bondage.  1:32.

Ned Rorem—O Magnum Mysterium.  2:03.

Ezra Pound—Villonaud For This Yule.  0:31.

Leo Sowerby—Good King Wenceslas. 2:41.

Emily Dickinson—Bring Me The Sunset In A Cup.  1:10.

Daniel Pinkham—Evergreen.  3:22.

Charles Callahan—Nativity Carol.  2:09.

Lloyd Pfautsch—The Seed of David.  2:22. 

John Greenleaf Whittier—from A Christmas Carman.  0:35.

Richard Wayne Dirksen—Arise, Shine.  5:58.

Ezra Pound—Envoi (1919).  0:23.

Gerald Near—There Is No Rose.  3:02.

David Hurd—A Stable Lamp Is Lighted.  3:12. 

Emma Lou Diemer—Fantasy on “Antioch.”  2:29.

Richard Wayne Dirksen—I Sing the Birth.  2:58.

Edgar Allen Poe—from The Bells.  0:40.

John Gardner—We Wish You A Merry Christmas.  2:06.



Richard Purvis—Carol Rhapsody.  4:12.  Robert MacDonald on the Aeolian-Skinner organ at The Riverside Church, New York City.  Stereophonic LP (out of print).


Arr. Robert MacDonald—Jingle Bells.  2:08.  Robert MacDonald on the organ at United Palace, New York City.  Stereophonic LP (out of print).


Leroy Anderson, arr. Robert MacDonald—Sleigh Ride.  4:35.  See #25. 

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