Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Reflecting on what has been and what may be in the realm of the King of Instruments, with audo postcards, letters from listeners, reviews of some new recordings, and enough of a party atmosphere to ring out the Old Year and ring in the New Year, too.
J.S. BACH: 3 Orgelbuechlein Chorales for the New Year: Helft mir Gottes Gute preisen, S. 612; Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, S. 614; In dir ist Freude, S. 615 –Douglas E. Bush (1993 Jones/Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, UT) HoTay Productions CD-2874
MARCEL DUPRÉ: Magnificat, Opus 18, number 1. LOUIS VIERNE: Gloria, from Messe Solennelle, Opus 16 –Francis Kline (1985 Bedient/Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Charleston, SC) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 17, 1995
JAMES PIERPONT: Jingle Bells. ANONYMOUS: Merry Christmas (1920's Dutch street organ/Museum Speelklok, Utrecht, The Netherlands) Utrecht Museum CD-004
PERCY FLETCHER: "Ring out, wild bells" –Black Dyke Mills Band; Huddersfield Choral Society, Roy Newsome, conductor; Keith Rhodes (1881 Henry Willis/Town Hall, Huddersfield, England, UK) Chandos CD-4541