A Prairie Home Companion
SATURDAY, December 20, 1997

Music performed on A Prairie Home Companion December 20, 1997
The Town Hall, New York, New York

Performers:

Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, Betsy Aidem, Erica Rhodes, Tracy Thorne, The Guys All-Star Shoe Band: Richard Dworsky, piano; Andy Stein, fiddle, tenor sax; Pat Donohue, guitar; Greg Hippen, bass; Arnie Kinsella, percussion

Guests:

Vince Giordano, bass saxophone, banjo
Walter Bobbie, actor
John McDonough, actor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Brass Quintet: John Sheppard, trumpet; Kenneth DeCarlo, trumpet; Katie Dennis, horn; Richard Clark, trombone; Marcus Rojas, tuba

 

TISHOMINGO BLUES (opening theme)

Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor


CHRISTMAS MEDLEY #1

WINTER WONDERLAND
Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB, VG
w: Dick Smith; m: Felix Bernard
© 1934 (Renewed) Bregman, Vocco and Conn, Inc.

(There's No Place Like) HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB
w: Al Stillman; m: Robert Allen
© 1954 Roncom Music Co.

BLUE CHRISTMAS
Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB, VG
w: Jay W. Johnson; m: Billy Hayes
© 1948 Bibo Music Publishers c/o The Welk Music Group

I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB
w: Johnny Burke; m: James Van Heusen
© 1944 Bourne Co. and Dorsey Bros. Music Inc.

WHITE CHRISTMAS
Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB
w/m: Irving Berlin
© 1940, 1942 (renewed 1968-69) Irving Berlin

STOMP MR. HENRY LEE
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band, Vince Giordano
w/m: Peck/Kelly

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
John McDonough, RD, AS, GH
w: Edith Temple; m: Reginald Morgan
© 1948

"Dark Lutherans" script:
Brass Quintet

WACHET AUF, RUFT UNS DIE STIMME
m: Nicolai (1599)
harm: Johann S. Bach; ed: Robert King
© 1955 Robert King Music Company

VON HIMMEL HOCH DA KOMM'ICH HER (From Heaven Above to Earth I Come)
m: Luther? (1539)
ed: Robert King
© 1955 Robert King Music Company

WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET DER MORGENSTERN (How Brightly Shines the Morning Star)
m: Nicolai (1599)
harm: Johann S. Bach; ed: Robert King
© 1955 Robert King Music Company

FRÖHLICH SOLL MEIN HERZE SPRINGEN (All My Heart This Night Rejoices)
m: Ebeling (1666)
ed: Robert King
© 1955 Robert King Music Company

ES IST EIN ROS' ENTSPRUNGEN (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming)
m: Praetorius (1607)
ed: Robert King
© 1955 Robert King Music Company

WALTZ IN E MINOR
Garrick Ohlsson
m: Frederic Chopin

ETUDE IN C MINOR (op. 10, no. 12) ("Revolutionary")
Garrick Ohlsson
m: Frederic Chopin

"Christmas Fairy Tale" script:

CONCERTO IN D MAJOR (mvmt. IV)
Brass Quintet
m: Jean-Baptiste Loeillet
arr: John Sheppard
NOW IT'S CHRISTMAS AGAIN
Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, Betsy Aidem, Erica Rhodes, Tracy Thorne, GASB
w/m: Traditional Swedish

HODIE CHRISTUS NATUS EST
Brass Quintet
m: Jan Sweelinck
arr: John Sheppard

WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS
Brass Quintet
w: Nahum Tate; m: adapted from George F. Handel
arr: Rory Boyle
© J & W Chester/Edition Wilhelm Hansen London Ltd.

CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR
Tim Russell, RD
w/m: Garrison Keillor

BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY
Garrison Keillor, Tracy Thorne, Betsy Aidem, RD
w/m: Garrison Keillor

CHRISTMAS IS COMING
Tim Russell, RD
w/m: Traditional

IN DULCI JUBILO (GOOD CHRISTIAN MEN, REJOICE)
Brass Quintet
m: Traditional
arr: Rory Boyle
© J & W Chester/Edition Wilhelm Hansen London Ltd.

SUSSEX CAROL (2nd variation)
Brass Quintet
m: Traditional
arr: Rory Boyle
© J & W Chester/Edition Wilhelm Hansen London Ltd.

NOW IT'S CHRISTMAS AGAIN (reprise)
Garrison Keillor, Tim Russell, Tom Keith, Betsy Aidem, Erica Rhodes, Tracy Thorne, GASB
w/m: Traditional Swedish

AIR DE TROMPETTE
Brass Quintet
m: G. P. Telemann
arr: John Sheppard

AT THE JAZZ BAND BALL (intermission)
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band, Vince Giordano
w/m: Edwin B. Edwards, James La Rocca, Anthony Sbarbaro, Larry Shields
© 1918

TISHOMINGO BLUES (welcome back to the second half; gong)
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w/m: Spencer Williams; new words: Garrison Keillor
( 1917 Joseph W. Stern and Co.; © 1989 Garrison Keillor

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (under "Greetings")
Andy Stein, Pat Donohue
w/m: Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
© 1944 (Renewed 1972) Leo Feist, Inc.

GDY SIE CHRYSTUS RODZI (Christ Is Born This Evening)
Walter Bobbie, RD
w/m: Traditional Polish

NOCTURNE IN F SHARP MAJOR (op. 15, no. 2)
Garrick Ohlsson
m: Frederic Chopin

OH! SISTER, AIN'T THAT HOT?
The Guys All-Star Shoe Band, Vince Giordano
w/m: Harry White, Will Donaldson
© 1923 Stark and Cowan

"GUY NOIR" THEME
Garrison Keillor, GASB
w: Garrison Keillor/Richard Dworsky, m: Richard Dworsky
© 1995 Keillor/Dworsky
album: "Guy Noir, Radio Private Eye," HighBridge 39261

SILENT NIGHT (closer)
Garrison Keillor, audience, GASB
w: Joseph Mohr; m: Franz Gruber

Some other recordings available by guest artists:

Garrick Ohlsson "Chopin: The Complete Piano Works, Sonatas (Vol. 1), Arabesque 6628
"Chopin: The Complete Piano Works, Preludes (Vol. 2), Arabesque 6629
"Chopin: The Complete Piano Works, Ballades (Vol. 3), Arabesque 6630
"Chopin: The Complete Piano Works, Scherzos (Vol. 4), Arabesque 6633
"Chopin: The Complete Piano Works, Polonaises (Vol. 5), Arabesque 6642
"Chopin: The Complete Piano Works, Nocturnes (Vol. 6), Arabesque 6653
"Chopin: The Complete Piano Works, Waltzes (Vol. 7), Arabesque 6669
"Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 13; Op. 27, No. 2, Op. 53," Arabesque 6677
"Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue/Minnesota Orchestra," Virgin Classics 91431

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