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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (December 23, 2017)

This edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion has Christmas music dating back to 1120 with the most recent composition coming from 2002. Don’t expect to hear your usual Christmas music on this edition. Even though tomorrow is Christmas Eve, we are still in the liturgical period known as advent. So we’ll start with one of the most popular of Advent hymns: “Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending.” In fact, this hymn is considered one of the four greatest Anglican hymns.

  1. Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending
    Composer:  John Cennick (lyrics, 1718-1775) and Thomas Olivers (music, attributed, 1725-1799)
    Performer:  Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral & English Brass Ensemble
    Album:  Christmas at St. Paul's
     
  2. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Now Come, Saviour of the heathens)
    Composer:   Martin Luther (words, 1483-1546) and tune (circa 1120), arranged by J. S. Bach
    Performer:  Ulmer Brass Ensemble and others
    Album:  Instrumental Music for Advent and Christmas
     
  3. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier (I'm Standing by Your Crib)
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Performer:  Ulmer Brass Ensemble and others
    Album:  Instrumental Music for Advent and Christmas
     
  4. Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern (How Brightly Shines the Morning Star, circa 1597)
    Composer:  Philipp Nicolai (words, 1556-1608) and John Christian Jacobi (music, 1670-1750), arranged by J. S. Bach
    Performer:  Ulmer Brass Ensemble and others
    Album:  Instrumental Music for Advent and Christmas
     
  5. Lobt Gott, ihr Christen (Praise God, You Christians)
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Ulmer Brass Ensemble and others
    Album:  Instrumental Music for Advent and Christmas
     
  6. Little Drummer Boy (a.k.a. Carol of the Drum)
    Composer:  Katherine Kennicott Davis (1892-1980)
    Performer:  Empire Brass
    Album:  Empire Brass Christmas
     
  7. Little Drummer Boy
    Composer:  Katherine Kennicott Davis (1892-1980), arranged by Paul Ferguson
    Performer:  Burning River Brass
    Album:  Christmas Around the World
     
  8. Shake Hands With Santa Claus (1951 recording)
    Composer:  Bob Hilliard (lyrics, 1918-1971) and Milton DeLugg (1918-2015)
    Performer:  Louis Prima and His Band
    Album:  Breaking It Up
     
  9. Colinda
    Composer:  Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
    Performer:  Burning River Brass
    Album:  Christmas Around World
     
  10. Sussex Mummer's Christmas Carol
    Composer:  Traditioinal, arranged by Percy Grainger and others
    Performer:  Burning River Brass
    Album:  Christmas Around World
     
  11. Snowman (Walking in the Air, 1982)
    Composer:  Howard Blake (1938- )
    Performer:  Band of the Grenadier Guards
    Album:  Christmas With the Grenadier Guards
     
  12. Riu, Riu, Chiu
    Composer:  Traditional
    Performer:  Burning River Brass
    Album:  Christmas Around World
     
  13. Coventry Carol (circa 1591)
    Composer:  Traditional
    Performer:  Burning River Brass
    Album:  Christmas Around World
     
  14. Baltasar: A King's Journey (2002)
    Composer:  Anthony DiLorenzo (1967- )
    Performer:  Burning River Brass
    Album:  Christmas Around World
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

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