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Listen to an hour of piano or organ music from the pianonoise archives. All from the fingers of Michael Hammer, webmaestro, concert pianist and organist.

Revel in all kinds of beautiful, and unusual, selections for piano and organ appropriate to December. Some are specifically Christmas, or Advent related, some are not (but sound like it if you are in the mood), some are just music to warm your bones and light your path at this cold and dark time of year. Peace be unto you...and joy...and melancholy...and hope...and a meaningful December!

air dates: Dec 9-17

*total playing time = app. 2 hours 15 min.

Marteau: Sing We Now of Christmas
Grieg: Norwegian Dance (from Lyric Pieces, bk. 2 no. 4)
Marteau: Invitation from Advent Symphonie
Pintaric: Pastorale in A
Pintaric: Pastorale in Bb
Bartok: Romanian Carols Bk. 1
Wesley: The Christmas Carol Varied as a Rondo

Vaughan Williams: Prelude on Hyfrydol
Bach: Now Come, Savior of the Nations, Bwv 661a
Marteau: Now Come!
Bach: Fugue in G Bwv 577, "Gigue"
Daquin: Noel no. 12, "Swiss"
Gottschalk: Cradle Song
Buxtehude: How Brightly Shines the Morning Star
Grieg: Cradle Song

Bach: Pastorale, movement 1
Bach: Pastorale, movement 2
Bach: Pastorale, movement 3
Bach: Pastorale, movement 4
Liszt: The Shepherds at the Manger
Bartok: Romanian Christmas Carols, Book 2
Debussy: The Little Shepherd, from Children's Corner
Tunder: Canzona
Marteau: The Echo Carol
Marteau: Guadete!
Improv: The First Noel
Bach: Piece for Organ, Bwv 572
Bach: Wake up! A voice is calling to us!
Bach: Now Come, Savior of the Nations, Bwv 659a
Redford: Come, Savior of the Nations
Improvisation: He is Born
improvisation: 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
improvisation: Love Came Down at Christmas
improvisation: Cold December Flies Away
improvisation: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Guilmant: Introduction and Variations on a Polish Carol

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