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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Virgil Fox - The Legend Endures

…a memorial tribute, on the 80th anniversary of his birth, to one of the most vital and characterful virtuosos the world has ever known.

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Music played in the program

J.S. BACH: Toccata & Fugue in d, S. 565 (1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK) RCA Victrola CD-7736

LUIGI BOCCHERINI: Minuet (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Columbia CL-813

LOUIS VIERNE: Allegro, from Symphony Number 2 (Fox residence, Woodside, NJ) Heiden HCR-576

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Clair de lune (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Capitol SP-8557

RICHARD WAGNER: Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Bainbridge CD-2501

WILHELM MIDDELSCHULTE: Perpetuum mobile Pedal Solo (1970 Rodgers electronic/Fillmore East, New York, NY) MCA CD2-9827

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude & Fugue in g, Opus 7, number 3. J.S. BACH: Adagio & Fugue in C, S. 564 (1977 Ruffatti/Garden Grove Community Church, CA) Bainbridge CD-8104

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Pathetique Theme, from Symphony Number 6 (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) MCA LP2-4058

MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Giga (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Angel S-36065

GASTON DETHIER: Variations on O come, all ye faithful (1965 Möller/St. Paul the Apostle RCC, New York, NY) Bainbridge CD-2505

Though he made several dozen recordings throughout his career, now Virgil Fox is represented by only a few listings in current catalogues. Some of the materials used in this broadcast have been out-of-print for quite a while. To keep abreast of present and future Fox reissues on CD, contact Bainbridge Records or write the Virgil Fox Society.

 

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