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Holiday Carillon Recital

Saturday, December 1, 3:00 pm

David Christensen, University Carillonneur


David Christensen, University Carillonneur, rings in the season with traditional and popular music featuring four settings of the Advent Chorale Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland by Samuel Scheidt, Dietrich Buxtehude, Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, and Johann Sebastian Bach. The one-hour program also includes several selections from part 1 of Handel's Messiahand the Noel Allemande by Louis Couperin.

1.
Selections from The Messiah
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Overture to Part I
Comfort Ye My People
Every Valley Shall Be Exalted
And the Glory of the Lord

2.
Nun Komm, Der Heiden Heiland
Chorale
Arr. Gijsbert Kok
Setting 1
Samuel Scheidt (1587 - 1654)
Setting 2
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)
Setting 3
Georg Friedrich Kauffmann (1679 - 1735)
Setting 4
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

3.
Suscepit Israel
(from Magnificat in D)
Johann Sebastian Bach

4.
Once in Royal David's City
Henry J. Gauntlett (1805 - 1876)
Arr. Milford Myhre

5.
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Henry Smart (1813 - 1879)
Arr. Milford Myhre

6.
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Lewis Redner (1831 - 1908)
Arr. Milford Myhre

7.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Arr. Albert Gerken

8.
What Child is This?
16th century English Ballad
Arr. Albert Gerken

9.
Deck the Hall
Welsh Tune
Arr. Albert Gerken

10.
Noel Allemande
Louis Couperin (1626 - 1661)
Arr. David Christensen

11.
O Come, Little Children
Johann Schulz (1747 - 1800)
Arr. Theophil Rusterholz

12.
Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
French Melody, 1856
Arr. Milford Myhre

13.
Coventry Carol
English Melody, 1591
Arr. Ronald Barnes

14.
The Holly and the Ivy
English Carol
Arr. Milford Myhre

15.
Noel Nouvelet
French Carol
Arr. Todd Fair

16.
Lute Book Lullaby
W. Ballet (17th cent.)
Arr. Robert Grogan

17.
The First Nowell
English Carol
Arr. David Christensen

18.
Star Carol
Alfred Burt

19.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Johnny Marks (1909 - 1985)

20.
White Christmas
Irving Berlin (1888 - 1989)

21.
In Dulci Jubilo
14th cent. German Melody
Arr. David Christensen

22.
Cantique De Noel
Adolphe Adam (1803 - 1856)
Arr. Albert Gerken

Unless otherwise indicated, arrangements are by the performer.

David Christensen has been University Carillonneur at UC Riverside for 29 years and plays regular weekly concerts throughout the school year. He has performed at many carillons throughout the United States and Canada, including the University of Michigan, University of Toronto, UC Santa Barbara, University of Chicago, Longwood Gardens, and Princeton University. Mr. Christensen also gives instruction in carillon and organ to UCR students. Several compositions for organ are published by the Kenwood Press.