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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

La Corona

…a ring of words and music, crowned by Ernst Krenek's imposing setting of mystical poems of John Donne.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of August 17, 1992

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Music played in the program

FREDERICK SWANN: Hymn prelude, Crown him with many crowns –Frederick Swann (1962 Aeolian-Skinner; 1977 Ruffatti/Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA) Gothic G58519

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Chaconne in e –Wolfgang Rübsam (1979 Felsburg/Église Saint-Martin, Colmar, France) Bellaphon 690.10.023

LOUIS <em>MOONDOG</em> HARDIN ("Moondog"): Chaconne in C; Logrundr Number 17 in E –Fritz Storfinger (Herz-Jesu Church, Oberhausen, Germany) MHS 3803

KARL HOLLER: Ciacona for Organ, Opus 54 –Franz Lehrndorfer (1959 Steinmeyer/Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany) Wergo WER 60106-50

ERNST KRENEK: La Corona, Opus 91, from a song cycle on texts by John Donne –Janis Hardy, mezzo soprano; Lawrence Weller, baritone; John David Olson, percussion; Thomas Lancaster, conductor, Dean Billmeyer. Pipdreams Archive

WILLIAM WALTON (arranged Murrill): Crown Imperial –Simon Preston (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) Argo 430 145