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Hark! CD

Hark cd by HornPipes!

Now Available: HARK!
The new Advent / Christmas CD by HornPipes!, a ground-breaking trumpet and organ duo.

Hark!  A Christmas celebration for trumpet and organ features HornPipes! duo Pamela Smitter-Baker (trumpet) and Michael Bloss (organ). These virtuoso artists combine their unique musicality which results in a genre that remains to be defined.

Audiences have expressed their listening experiences as "contemplative", "exhuberant", "goosebump evoking", and that all around "glad to be alive feeling."

The Hark! CD is an eclectic collection of classical Advent and Christmas tunes with a contemporary twist! Hear the best of timeless liturgical songs of the holiday season. Be suspended in time as you experience their joyful musical expression.


HARK!  A Christmas Celebration for Trumpet and Organ
Listen to clips from the songs of "Hark!"

1.  “Of the Father’s Love Begotten”
Plainchant:  Divinium Mysterium  :46
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2.  “Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme” (verse 1) 
 Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780)  2:26
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3.  Chorale:  “Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen” (Christmas Oratorio BWV 248)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)  2:29
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4.  “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion” (Messiah HWV 56)
George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)   4:52
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5.  “Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme” (verse 2)
Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780)  4:04
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6.  “If With all Your Hearts” (Elijah)
Feliz Mendelssohn (1809-1847)  2:48
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 7.  Organ Toccata on “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”(An Advent/Christmas Suite)
Alfred V. Fedak (b. 1953) 2:06
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8.  Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Angels We Have Heard on High)
arr. Jean Thilde  1:45
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9.  Ave Maria Op. 52 No. 6
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)  2:13
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10.  “Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme” (verse 3)
Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-1780)  3:47
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11.  The Adoration of the Shepherds A Meditation for Trumpet and Organ
Ronald Royer (b. 1959)  8:16
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 12.  Ave Maria
Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) arr. Nicholas Palmer, ASCAP  4:33

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13.  A Rondo for Christmas
Naji Hakim (b. 1955)  4:53

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14.  Dieu Parmi Nous (La Nativité)
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)   7:36

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The actualization of this HornPipes! debut CD has been achieved thanks to the incredible talents, dedication, and support of numerous colleagues and friends.  We would like to particularly recognize and thank the following individuals, whose expertise and encouragement enabled our dream to become a reality.

Jacob Cameron – Producer
Steve Albert, Blue Lake Public Radio –Recording, editing, and mastering
Dennis R. Baker – Business Manager
Rachel Hyde, Hyde Creative – Graphic Design
Christene Jackman, Fluid Internet -- Website Design
Barbara Glashouwer – Marketing and Publicity
Scott Speck – Artistic Advisor
Rob Walcott, Walcott Imaging – Photography
Ronald Royer, composer – For entrusting us with the World Premier recording of “The Adoration of the Shepherds – A Meditation for Trumpet and Organ”
The Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S.A.-  with gratitude for the privilege of recording our music in such an inspiring place. The Most Rev. Walter J. Hurley, Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, The Very Rev. John Geaney, C.S.P. Rector of St. Andrew's Cathedral, Nicholas Palmer, Director of Liturgical Music Barb Foss, Parish Administrator 

Wachet Auf translation © Z. Philip Ambrose,  Web publication:
Aflred V. Fedak © 1989 Selah Publishing Co., Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Gloria in Excelsis Deo © Harry Fox Co. Used by permission
Ronald Royer © Eighth Note Publications - Used by permission
Naji Hakim © United Music Publishers, Ltd. - Used by permission