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Christmas - Improvisations On International Christmas Songs / Kay Johannsen

Johannsen
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Carus   Catalog #: 83368   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Earlier, long before pure technical skill, creativity in improvisation was the most important measure for judging the abilities of an organist. Kay Johannsen, Kantor of the Stiftskirche Stuttgart, has a masterful command of this art, which he demonstrates here by means of international Christmas songs from many lands, including German, Great Britain, the USA, Norway, Poland and Bolivia. Earlier, long before pure technical skill, creativity in improvisation was the most important measure for judging the abilities of an organist. Kay Johannsen, Kantor of the Stiftskirche Stuttgart, has a masterful command of this art, which he demonstrates here by means of international Christmas songs from many lands, including German, Great Britain, the USA, Norway, Poland and Bolivia. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Improvisation on "Lieb Nachtigall, wach auf" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
2. Improvisation on "Maria durch ein Dornwald ging" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
3. Improvisation on "O come, all ye faithful" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
4. Improvisation on "Es ist für uns eine Zeit angekommen" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
5. Improvisation on "Leise rieselt der Schnee" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
6. Improvisation on "Leanabh an aigh" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
7. Improvisation on "We wish you a Merry Christmas" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
8. Improvisation on "Morgen, Kinder, wird's was geben" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
9. Improvisation on "Jingle Bells" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
10. Improvisation on "Alle Jahre wieder" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
11. Improvisation on "Senti, senti" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
12. Improvisation on "Mitt hjerte alltid vanker" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
13. Improvisation on "Gdy sie Chrystus rodzi" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
14. Improvisation on "Il est né, le divin Enfant" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
15. Improvisation on "A Naí Naoimh'" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
16. Improvisation on "O little town of Bethlehem" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
17. Improvisation on "Juleverset" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
18. Improvisation on "Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
19. Improvisation on "Zumba zum" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
20. Improvisation on "Bajuschki baju" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
21. Improvisation on "Corramos, corramos" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
22. Improvisation on "Navidava puri nihua" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
23. Improvisation on "Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
24. Improvisation on "O du fröhliche" by Kay Johannsen
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 

Sound Samples

Lieb Nachtigall, wach auf (arr. K. Johannsen): (Germany)
Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (arr. K. Johannsen): (Germany)
Adeste fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) (arr. K. Johannsen): (Great Britain)
Es ist fur uns eine Zeit angekommen (arr. K. Johannsen): (Switzerland)
Leise rieselt der Schnee (arr. K. Johannsen): (Germany)
Leanabh an aigh (arr. K. Johannsen): (Sctoland)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (arr. K. Johannsen): (Great Britain)
Morgen, Kinder wird's was geben (arr. K. Johannsen): (Germany)
Jingle Bells (arr. K. Johannsen): (U.S.A.)
Alle Jahre wieder (arr. K. Johannsen): (Germany)
Senti, senti (arr. K. Johannsen): (Italy)
Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (arr. K. Johannsen): (Norway)
Gdy sie Chrystus rodzi (arr. K. Johannsen): (Poland)
Il est ne le divin enfant (arr. K. Johannsen): (France)
A Nai Naoimh (arr. K. Johannsen): (Ireland)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (arr. K. Johannsen): (Great Britain)
Juleverset (arr. K. Johannsen): (Norway)
Entre le boeuf et l'ane gris (arr. K. Johannsen): (France)
Zumba, zum (arr. K. Johannsen): (Spain)
Bajuschki baju (arr. K. Johannsen): (Russia)
Corramos, corramos (arr. K. Johannsen): (Venezuela)
Navidava puri nihua (arr. K. Johannsen): (Bolivia)
Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann (arr. K. Johannsen): (Germany)
O du frohliche (arr. K. Johannsen): (Germany)

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