Christmas at Armley


Graham Barber performs works of the Christmas season on the Schulze organ which now resides at St. Bartholomew's, Armley. The 1868 instrument has an interesting and lively history. It began as a gift of a young, wealthy Englishman to his wife; Edmund Schulze installed the instrument in the couple's "Organ House", a chalet out in front of the main house which would seat some 800 people. When the wife took ill and could no longer play the instrument, it was sold to two sisters, who loaned the instrument to St. Peter's Church, Harrogate.(Once again, the instrument was moved by Edmund Schulze.) A certain Vicar's ungratefulness would cause the ladies to have the instrument removed from the church and sell it to a wealthy benefactor of St. Bartholomew's, where the instrument was installed by Edmund's brother Eduard Schulze. There the instrument has remained intact, virtually unscathed by modernizations or changes in taste.

Johann Sebastian Bach
In dulci jubilo BWV 729
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Flor Peeters
How lovely shines the morning star Op. 68 No. 7
The star proclaims the King is here

Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Op. 65 No. 33
Aus meines Herzens Grunde (Pastorale) Op. 65 No. 2

Max Reger
Weihnachten, Op. 145 No. 3

Garth Edmundson
Vom Himmel hoch (Toccata-Prelude IV)

Percy Whitlock
Carol (No. 1 of Four Extemporisations for Organ)

Francis Jackson
Scherzetto Pastroale Op. 20

Marcel Dupré
Lumen ad revelationem Op. 48 No. 6

Jean Langlais
La Nativité Op. 2 No. 2

Petr Eben
A Festive Voluntary: Variations on "Good King Wenceslas"

Previously issued as a cassette: PRC 232
Total playing time 59:12

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