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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Pieces of Eight

Eight different soloists provide a composite look Symphony Number 8, the largest and least-known of Charles-Marie Widor’s ten famous organ symphonies.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • June 3, 1996

Music played in the program

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: movement 1, Allegro risoluto from Symphony Number 8 in B, Opus 42, number 4 –Charles Krigbaum (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) AFKA SK-306

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: movement 2, Moderato cantabileGünther Kaunzinger (1990 Jann/Waldsassen Basilica, Germany) Novalis CD 150 098

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR (arranged by Waddington): movement 2 Moderato cantabile –Rupert Waddington, cello; Timothy Byram-Wigfield (1879 Henry Willis/St. Mary Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) Herald CD-169

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: movement 3, AllegroThomas Trotter (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-François-de-Sales, Lyon, France) Argo 433 152

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: movement 4a, Prelude –Charles Echols (1982 Marrin/Cathedral of St. Mary, Saint Cloud, MN) Pipedreams Archive recording

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: movement 4b, Variations –David Little (1956 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recording

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: movement 5, Adagio –Odile Pierre (1888 Puget/Notre Dame de la Dalbade, Toulouse, France) Motette CD MOT 11251

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: movement 6, Finale –G.D. Cunningham (1929 Henry Willis & Sons/Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK) Beulah CD-1PD5

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: movement 6, FinaleHerman van Vliet (1885 Cavaillé-Coll/Abbaye aux Hommes [Saint-Etienne], Caen, France) Festivo FECD-147/148