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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

At Saint John the Divine

…no recording can fully capture the immensity of New York City's famous cathedral space, but that doesn't mean it isn't fun to try.

Program Broadcast dates:

•April 23, 1990 as Show #9017

•October 23, 1995 as Show #9543

 

Audio 88 Min

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

MAX REGER: Toccata & Fugue in d/D, Opus 59, nos. 5/6 –Marsha Heather Long. Koch CD-7008

BENEDETTO MARCELLO: Psalm 19Michael Murray. Telarc CD-80169

KENNETH LEIGHTON: Festival FanfareJoan Lippincott. Gothic G78624

JOHN DUNSTABLE: Agincourt HymnJohn Rose. Towerhill Records

PAUL HALLEY: Improvisation, Sunset/DuskPaul Halley. Gramavision GR-7004

PAUL WINTER: Grand Canyon SunrisePaul Winter, sax; Glen Velez, drum; Paul Halley, organ. Living Music LMUS0006

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in e, S. 533 –Michael Murray. Telarc CD-80169

KARG-ELERT: Harmonies du soir. JOSEPH JONGEN: Toccata. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Resurrection, from Symphonie-PassionMarsha Heather Long. Koch CD-7008

 

Audio engineers William Lund, Robert Woods, Harry Munz, Michael Nemo and Chris Brown present this musical landmark from various acoustic perspectives.

The Cathedral Organ was created by Ernest M. Skinner in 1910. Following the completion of the church's interior structure, the organ was enlarged and renovated in 1954 by G. Donald Harrison and the Aeolian-Skinner firm.