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Playing Johann Christian Leberecht Kittel

Playing Johann Christian Leberecht Kittelby Dr. Wolfram SyréJohann Christian Leberecht Kittel was t...

Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (01/05/15)
Composer: Smith, Robert Edward
Sample Producer: OrganART Media
Sample Set: Trost Organ Waltershausen (1730)
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Contemporary
Description:
Here are a few more pieces for the 12 Days of Christmas, posted as it were, at the 11th hour...

Robert Edward Smith (b. 1946) has written music for vocal and instrumental ensembles of all sizes ranging from unaccompanied viola to symphony orchestra. He has been Composer in Residence at Trinity College Chapel in Hartford, Connecticut since 1979, and taught harpsichord and continuo realization at the Hartt School, University of Hartford from 1992 to the present. In 2002-2003 he served as Composer in Residence, St. John’s Memorial Chapel at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

His music has an appeal to it. While some might call his work "simple," "The American Organist" magazine said: "“Robert Edward Smith has a sense of melody in about any style you can name. This irresistible music can begin to fill the need in liturgical churches everywhere. It is always musical, even at its most utilitarian moments.”

These pieces, taken from his collection, "Hymn Preludes for the Christmas Season", which was published by World Libaray Publications in 1998, are certainly no exception. While I have not played through all of the 20 pieces included, each of the ones that I have selected is colorful and memorable. My performances follow the composer's registrations "in spirit," but I have used a more "sophisticated" approach in sections.

This piece is a short and simple setting of the familiar melody. I chose to do it on the fine Trost organ so as to be able to use the Cymbelstern.

If you will recall, the piece by Pachelbel used the Cymbelstern in C. This piece uses the Cymbelstern in G - which is of an entirely different character... ;-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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