GARLAND
PIPE ORGANS, INC.
 
Dan Garland, President & Tonal Director
 
   

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Hymn Festival (album excerpts)


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O FOR A THOUSAND TONGUES TO SING
A Festival of Hymns
Robert MacDonald, organist
with
the Sanctuary Choir
of Arborlawn United Methodist Church,
The Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church,
and Friends
Thomas M. Stoker, Conductor

Please note: these recordings have a very wide dynamic range; extremely soft passages may not be audible if your speakers are at a low volume. Also, some tracks begin with a few moments of silence as performers move into position.

1. Improvisation on Nun Danket
Music: Johann Crüger
(public domain)
2. O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Words: Charles Wesley, altered
Music: Carl Gottlief Gläser, arranged, Lowell Mason
(public doman)
3. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Words and Music: Martin Luther; text translated, Frederick Henry Hedge
public domain)
4. Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
Words: George Croly
Music: Frederick Cook Atkinson
(public domain)
5. Sing Praise to God, Who Reigns Above
Words: Johann Jacob Schütz, translated Frances Elizabeth Cox
Music from Bohemian Brethren’s Kirchengesänge, 1566
(public domain)
6. Improvisation on Divinum Mysterium
Music: 13th Century Plainsong Melody
(public domain)
7. For the Beauty of the Earth
Words: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint
Music: Conrad Kocher; adapted, William Henry Monk
(public Domain)
8. Fairest Lord Jesus
Words: Münster Gesangbuch, 1677, altered
Music from Schlestche Volkslider, 1842
(public domain)
9. Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
Words: Stanzas 1-4, John Newton; stanza 5, anonymous
Music from Virginia Harmony, 1831; arranged Edwin O. Excell
(public domain)
11. Crown Him With Many Crowns
Words: Matthew Bridges
Music: George Job Elvey
(public domain)
12. Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
Words: John Greenleaf Whittier
Music: Frederick Charles Maker
(public domain)
14. Improvisation on St. Christopher
Music: Frederick Charles Maker
(public domain)