Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Featuring recordings of 19th-century instruments from the archives of the Organ Historical Society, with comments from its Executive Director William Van Pelt.
ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Paraphrase on Handel’s See the conquering hero comes –Earl Miller, organ. CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro vivace, from Symphony Number 5, Opus 42 –Brenda Fraser, organ. FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Spring Song –Earl Miller, organ. J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, In Dir ist Freude, S. 645 –Ronald Stalford, organ. WILHELM TSCHIRCH: Festival Fantasia in C –Earl Miller (1864 E. & G.G. Hook/Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA)
HORATIO PARKER: Scherzino, Opus 66, number 3 –Gary Zwicky (1872 Johnson/Mayfair UMC, Chicago, IL)
EUGENE THAYER: Concert Sonata Number 5 in c, Opus 45 –Rosalind Mohnsen (1874 Johnson/Trinitarian Congregational, Gilbertville, MA) WOLFGANG RÜBSAM: Improvisation on Chicago, Chicago –Wolfgang Rübsam (1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL)
Filler –LOUIS BOURGEOIS: Hymn, Rendez a dieu [Father we thank thee]
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This program was originally issued as #8606 in February 1986.