Fanfare in D major by Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823 –1881)

Lemmens, from Belgium, had a brilliant career as performer, composer and teacher. Among his students were the eminent organists Guilmant and Widor.


 Fairest Lord Jesus

“Fairest Lord Jesus” is also known as “Beautiful Savior.” The tune was originally a folk song, and the text is from the German Schönster Herr Jesu (Most beautiful Lord Jesus).  The American composer, Dale Wood , created the prelude arrangement for organ which is featured on this video.

Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.
Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forever more be Thine.


Festive Trumpet Tune by David German (b. 1954)

The composer David German has served as Minister of Music at Christ Covenant Church in Pineville, N.C. ‘Festive Trumpet Tune,’ dedicated to his wife Kathleen, was written on the occasion of their wedding.”