Joyeux Noël

Works of Balabastre, Bach, Buxtehude, Clérambault, Daquin, and LeBègue

James Johnson

Produced by E. Brad Meyer

Recording Engineer: E. Brad Meyer
Design: The Philidor Company, Boston
Cover photograph: John Elkins
Total playing time: 72:02


  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasy in G Major, BWV 572
  • Dietrich Buxtehude: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
  • Nicolas-Antoine LeBègue: Les Cloches
  • J. S. Bach: Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her, BWV 769
  • Louis-Claude Daquin: Three Noëls
  • Louis Nicolas Clérambault: Suite on the Second Tone
  • J. S. Bach: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein, BWV 734
  • J. S. Bach: Fuga sopra Magnificat, BWV 733
  • Claude-Bénigne Balabastre: Noël: Où s'en vont ces gais bergers?
  • Daquin: Le Coucou
  • J. S. Bach: Fugue in G Major, BWV 577

About the Performer

James Johnson is a graduate of Williams College, studied at the Conservatoire de Génève, and holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts from Yale University. His teachers have included Guy Bovet, Igor Kipnis, Charles Krigbaum, Lionel Rogg, and Montserrat Torrent. He is organist of the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University and director of the series of concerts there, which are regularly recorded by public radio station WGBH-FM, Boston. Recipient of awards and critical acclaim for his performances and composition, he has concertized extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and the South Pacific.

He has made three previous recordings for Titanic Records: Works of Bach on the Flentrop Organ in the Busch-Reisinger Museum (Ti-162); Works of Bach and Franck on the Frobenius Organ in the First Church, Congregational, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Ti-164); Works of Guilain, Bach, Mendelssohn, Franck, Widor, and Vierne on the Fisk Organ, Christ United Methodist Church, Greensboro, North Carolina (Ti-178).

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