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  • Release Date: November 10, 2007

5/80 Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ
Jasper & Marian Sanfilippo Residence
Barrington, Illinois

Celebrate the music of the holiday season with A Festival Of Christmas, featuring Jelani Eddington at the incomparable Sanfilippo theatre pipe organ.

This album¬†contains some of the most beloved Christmas music of all times. By popular request, this album also contains a recording of Leroy Anderson’s complete A Christmas Festival, as well as six of his compositions from the Suite Of Carols. In addition, Jelani returns to the piano to perform Away in A Manger and Oh Come All Ye Faithful, accompanied by himself on the Sanfilippo organ.

As ever, the Sanfilippo theatre pipe organ amply demonstrates why it has become the gold standard of theatre organ installations worldwide.

Selections feautred on this album are:

  • Sleigh Ride
  • It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  • A Christmas Festival (L. Anderson)
    • Joy To The World
    • Deck The Halls
    • God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
    • Good King Wenceslaus
    • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    • The First Noel
    • Silent Night
    • Jingle Bells
    • Oh Come All Ye Faithful
  • Greensleeves (arr. R. Purvis)
  • Brazilian Sleigh Bells
  • Away In A Manger*
  • A Suite Of Carols
    • While By My Sheep (from the Suite Of Carols For Brass Choir)
    • In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men, Rejoice) (from the Suite Of Carols For Brass Choir)
    • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (from the Suite Of Carols For Woodwind Ensemble)
    • Patapan (from the Suite Of Carols For Woodwind Ensemble)
    • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (from the Suite Of Carols For String Orchestra)
    • The Wassail Song (from the Suite Of Carols For String Orchestra)
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Oh Come All Ye Faithful*
  • Hallelujah Chorus (from The Messiah)

*(piano/organ duet featuring Jelani Eddington playing both parts)