Paul Halley Concert

The Fratelli Ruffatti Organ in Spivey Hall

Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia (U.S.A.)

  Full-Length Paul Halley Organ Concert




PIPEDREAMS Program No. 2050
(Aired the week of 12/11/2000)
An American Organist's Christmas in America

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We raise a joyful noise on this Pipedreams broadcast, exploring the talents of a marvelously multi-faceted fellow whom you might best know from his keyboard collaborations with the Paul Winter Consort. But Paul Halley does so much more. We'll hear him with his Connecticut-based Chorus, Angelicus and Gaudeamus, in recital at Spivey Hall near Atlanta, improvising on seasonal songs, and in his landmark recording of late-night music from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Spirituality and spirited performing become one in the same, as Paul Halley shares his unique gifts.

Read Michael Barone's review of Paul Halley's Nightwatch album

BACH: Chorale-prelude, In dulci jubilo, S. 721.

DUPRÉ: Chorale-prelude, In dulci jubilo, Op. 28.

HALLEY: Improvisation, In dulci jubilo.

BRAHMS: Chorale-prelude, Lo, how a rose e'er bloometh, Op. 122, #8.

HALLEY: Improvisation, Lo, how a rose -Paul Halley ( 1992 Ruffatti/ Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA; r. 12/6/98) American Public Media tape

HALLEY: Gloria in excelsis. SLATER (arr. Halley): Jesu, the very thought of Thee -Chorus Angelicus & Gaudeamus -Paul Halley, o & cond. Joyful Noise CD-104 ((1-877-PELAGOS; Pelagos)

HALLEY: Nocturne, fr Nightwatch -Paul Halley ( 1954 Aeolian-Skinner/ Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC) Pelagos CD-1002 (1-877-PELAGOS;

HALLEY: My Ladye Sarabande, fr Triptych -Paul Halley ( 1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall) Pelagos CD-1003 (see above)

FRANCK: Chorale No. 2 in b. BACH: Chorale-preludes, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, S. 645. HALLEY: Improvisation, Wachet auf! -Paul Halley (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall; r. 12/6/98) American Public Media tape

[Note that the three Christmas Improvisations (and the Franck Choral) were recorded in concert and are not available for purchase on CD. ]