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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DCD 059 - The DCD Holiday Special, Part 2

Part two of our holiday music special features selections from two recordings. "A Longwood Gardens Christmas" starts off episode #59 of the "DCD Classical 'Cast." Organist Michael Stairs performs two familiar selections, "O Christmas Tree," and an arrangement of "In dulci jubilo."

The centerpiece for the podcast is Janis Lusens' "Child of the Stars." This choral cantata borrows heavily from Lusens' Latvian musical heritage, as well as some traditional holiday melodies.

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From the entire staff at DCD Records, we'd like to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and a safe and prosperous New Year.

- Ralph

This program we play:

O Christmas Tree
Chorale Improvisation on In dulci jubilo

Michael Stairs, organ

Janis Lusens - Child of the Stars (mvts. 2-4)
New York Latvian Concert Choir; Latvian National Symphony Orchestra; Andrejs Jansons, conductor

Paen on Divinum mysterium
Michael Stairs, organ

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