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Music for Christmas: James Welch in Concert at Stanford Memorial Church

James Welch

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2 Pièces sur des Noëls populaires, Op. 82  
1
No. 1. Accourez pastoureaux
Henri Büsser; James Welch
1:56
2
No. 2. Il est né le divin enfant
Henri Büsser; James Welch
3:20
3
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 734
Johann Sebastian Bach; James Welch
1:52
Das Orgelbüchlein, BWV 599-644  
4
In dulci jubilo, BWV 608
Johann Sebastian Bach; James Welch
1:00
5
Sleep, Baby and Smile
James Welch; Miriam Smith; James Welch; Nancy Wait
3:00
6
The Night of the Star
Robert Elmore; James Welch
3:40
7
Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her
Johann Pachelbel; James Welch
4:12
3 Poèmes évangéliques, Op. 2  
8
No. 2. La nativité
Jean Langlais; James Welch
4:50
Choral Improvisation on In dulci jubilo, Op. 75  
9
No. 2
Sigfrid Karg-Elert; James Welch
5:55
10
In dulci jubilo
Hermann Schroeder; James Welch
1:12
11
And Holy Is His Name
James Welch; Janet Ashby Cramer; James Welch; Sheryl Lee Wilson
3:35
12
Divinum mysterium
Richard Purvis; James Welch
3:30
13
Away in a Manger (arr. by K. Chapman for Organ)
William J. Kirkpatrick; Keith Chapman; James Welch
5:14
14
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella (arr. by K. Chapman for Organ)
Traditional; Keith Chapman; James Welch
3:00
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    46:16
American organist James B. Welch performs Music for Christmas, recorded live during holiday concerts in 1976 and 1978 at Stanford Memorial Church on a four manual, 70 rank 1901 Murray Harris organ. Welch composed a number of new songs which all received their premiere performances at these concerts, highlighting the tradition of the Christmas season and its wealth of beautiful music. Wilson Audiophile's typical superb engineering presents Welch's organ in warm, full sound.
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This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue master source. Due to the nature of analogue tape recording, it may contain artifacts or audio which uses a limited amount of the available dynamic range / frequency bandwidth of high-resolution digital audio. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.

Produced by: Wilson Audiophile Recordings, LLC
Original recording engineer: David A. Wilson
Project manager: Daryl C. Wilson

Analogue to high definition digital transfer: Bruce Brown, Puget Sound Studios
Transfer editing: Bruce Brown, Puget Sound Studios
Sonic evaluation: David A. Wilson, Sheryl Lee Wilson, Daryl C. Wilson

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