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    Christmas Day Organ Recital Washington National Cathedral organist Benjamin Straley




    Washington National Cathedral organist Benjamin Straley plays a Christmas afternoon recital of traditional and familiar holiday favorites on the Cathedral’s great organ. $10 recommended donation.
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    Final from Symphonie No. 1
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    Gigue – Go, tell it on the mountain
    A.D. Miller (b. 1972)
    Partita – In dulci jubilo
    James Vivian (b. 1974)
    Nöel étranger
    Louis-Claude Daquin (1695-1772)
    Selections from The Nutcracker Suite
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), tr. Frederick Hohman
      iv) Overture Miniature
      v) Marche Characteristique
      vi) Russian Dance
    Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella
    Keith Chapman (1945-1989)
    Sinfonia from the Christmas Oratorio
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Pastorale – Gesú Bambino
    Pietro Yon (1886-1943)
    Improvisation on Two Christmas Carols: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Sussex Carol
    The Sussex Mummer’s Christmas Carol
    Percy Aldridge Grainger (1882-1961)
    Carillon de Westminster
    Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

    About Benjamin Straley

    Benjamin Straley is Organist and Associate Director of Music at Washington National Cathedral. Prior to this appointment, he was Organ Scholar at Trinity Church (Episcopal), New Haven, as well as Director of Music for the Episcopal Church at Yale.
    Upon the completion of his undergraduate studies with Marilyn Keiser at Indiana University, he entered the Yale Institute of Sacred Music in 2008, where he studied with Martin Jean and Jeffrey Brillhart. In 2010, he became one of the few Americans in the history of the Haarlem Organ Festival invited to compete in its world-renowned contest in improvisation. He holds both Masters in Music and Divinity from Yale, as well as a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School.
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    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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    Ooh ... I'll have to come back tomorrow and give it a listen.

    Thanks for posting this, Bill

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