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     Barnes, Edward Shippen (14th September 1887-14th February 1958)

    He was an organist, composer and author born in Seabright, New Jersey.  He studied at Yale University and took his further musical education in Paris with tutors that included Vincent dIndy and Louis Vierne.  He returned to the United States and from 1911 to 1924 he was the organist of two New York churches; the Church of Incarnation and Rutgers Presbyterian Church; and  during WWI he was a member of the Naval Reserve.  In 1924 he relocated to Philadelphia where he spent the nest 14 years as organist of the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and from 1938 he settled in California where he played the organ at the First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica, for the next 20 years until his death.  As a composer he has written two symphonies for organ and several other organ works and his arrangement of the French Christmas melody he entitled "Gloria" is heard regularly today as the musical accompaniment for the Christmas Carol "Angels We Have Heard on High".  His work as an author included the publication of The School of Organ Playing in 1921.  He died aged 70 in 1958 in Idyllwild, California.

     

    Angels We Have Heard on High recordings

     

    Arch Brass Quintet

    AB 9401 (CD: We Wish You a Merry Christmas)

     

    Arturo Delmoni

    John Marks Records JMR 12 (CD: Rejoice!)

    Violin - Arturo Delmoni

    Violin - Alexander Romanul

    Viola - Katherine Murdock

    Cello - Nathaniel Rosen

     

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

    Telarc 80087 (CD: The Many Moods of Christmas)

    Conductor - Robert Shaw 

     

    Craig Duncan and David Schnaufer

    Brentwood CD-5089J (CD: A Smoky Mountain Christmas)

    Hammered Dulcimer and Fiddle - Craig Duncan

    Mountain Dulcimer - David Schnaufer

     

    Nicolas Esterhazy Sinfonia

    Naxos 8 550670 (CD: Christmas Goes Baroque 2)

     

    Percy Faith and His Orchestra

    Columbia /Legacy CK 65401 (CD: Music of Christmas Vol. 2)

     

    Holiday Brass

    Music Masters 01782 (CD: Holiday Brass featuring Susan Slaughter)

    Trumpet - Susan Slaughter

    St. Louis Children's Choirs - Concert Choir

     

    Gregg Smith Singers

    Sony 66300 (CD: Voices of Christmas)

    Gregg Smith Singers

    Texas Boys Choir

    Organ E. Power Biggs

    Arranger Robert De Cormier

     

    New Philharmonia Orchestra

    London 421-095 (CD: Joy of Christmas)

    Conductor - Richard Bonynge

    Soprano - Joan Sutherland

    Ambrosian Singers


    Oklahoma Woodwind Quintet

    Integra IMCD 801 (CD: A Christmas Delight)

     

    Philadelphia Brass Ensemble

    CBS MK 7033 (CD: A Festival of Carols in Brass)

     

    Philadelphia Orchestra & Chorus

    RCA 6430 (CD: Joy to the World)

    Conductor - Eugene Ormandy

     

    Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

    Telarc 80377 (CD: Songs of Angels)


    Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra

    RCA 6429 (CD: A Festival of Carols)

     

    Ayako Shinozaki

    Sony Classical SFK 62677 (CD: Silent Night/Beautiful Melodies of Christmas)

    Harp - Ayako Shinozaki

     

    St. Louis Cathedral Choir

    MusicMasters MM20047

    Organ - John Romeri

     

    Roger Wagner Chorale

    Capitol CDP 7 94688-2 (CD: Joy to the World)

     

    Joemy Wilson

    Dargason Music DMCD 103 (CD: Gifts: Traditional Christmas Carols)

    Hammer Dulcimer - Joemy Wilson

     

    Tim Zimmerman & The King's Brass

    Track Records CD625 (CD: Tim Zimmerman & the King's Brass)

    Director - Tim Zimmerman

     

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Shippen_Barnes
    2. http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/b/a/r/barnes_es.htm
    3. http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/a/n/angelswe.htm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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