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Holiday Brass & Organ

Empire Brass

Derek Lockhart, trumpet

Eric Berlin, trumpet

Victor Sungarian, French horn

Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone

Kenneth Amis, tuba

Alan Morrison, organ


“Lavishly endowed in technique and musicianship,” the Empire Brass are “brilliantly virtuosic, with lips of steel and willing, musical spirit” (Los Angeles Times). “Alan Morrison knows something about igniting audience passions,” admires Fanfare: “Without hesitation and throughout, Morrison’s playing is consummate and dazzling.” They join forces in the superb acoustics of Spivey Hall and celebrate the season with resplendent music to lift your spirits.  Complimentary holiday cookies and beverages will be served during the concert’s intermission.

“The foremost of American brass ensembles” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

“A grand master” (The American Organist)

Spivey Hall Friends Concert Sponsors: Lauren Benevich & Anonymous


Empire Brass *
Alan Morrison #

Marc-Antoine CHARPENTIER (arr. Rolf Smedvig): Te Deum: Prelude (Marche en rondeau) *#

Samuel SCHEIDT (arr. Conrad De Jong): Canzona Bergamasca *
J.S. BACH The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 *(arr. Robert King) and 9 (arr. John Glasel) *

Jean LANGLAIS: La Nativité #
Adolphus HAILSTORK: Toccata on “Veni Emmanuel” #

Johannes BRAHMS: Chorale Prelude, "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" (after Michael Praetorius), Op. 122 No. 8 #
PRAETORIUS/BRAHMS: (arr. Lewis Niven) "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" *
Gustav HOLST (arr. Rolf Smedvig): Jupiter, the Bring of Jollity, from The Planets *#
Henry PURCELL: Rondeau from Abdelazer (arr. Robert King) ; March from The Married Beau (arr. Rolf Smedvig) *#


Jean-Joseph MOURET: Rondeau from Sinfonie de Fanfares *#

Tielman SUSATO (arr. Rolf Smedvig): Basse Danse Bergeret *
Alexander L’ESTRANGE (arr. Keith Snell): Lute Book Lullaby *
Two English Carols: Traditional (arr. Richard Price) Coventry Carol; Henry VII (arr. Elgar Howarth) Pastime with Good Company *

Traditional French Carol (arr. Keith Chapman): Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella #
Traditional English Carol (arr. Robert Elmore): God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen #
Craig PHILIPS: Toccata on Antioch #

Traditional English Carol (arr. Frank Denson): Good Christian Men, Rejoice *
Haven GILLESPIE (arr. Rolf Smedvig): Santa Claus is Coming to Town *#
Leroy ANDERSON (arr. Thomas Trotter/David Kayser): Sleigh Ride *#

Admissions Policy

No one under the age of 12 is admitted to Spivey Hall concerts, unless the concert is specifically designated as being appropriate for younger children. Click here to learn more about Spivey Hall's Young People's Concerts for children in grades Pre-K through 12.

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