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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Chant de May

A survey of some deliciously romantic music by Joseph Jongen of Belgium, with commentary and performances by his biographer John Scott Whiteley.

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Music played in the program

JOSEPH JONGEN: Toccata, Opus 104 –John Scott Whiteley (1985 Pilzecker/St. Jude RCC, Detroit, MI) Priory PRCD324

JOSEPH JONGEN: Andante Cantabile, Opus 5, number 1 –John Scott Whiteley (1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin/York Minster, England, UK) Priory PRCD324

JOSEPH JONGEN: Scherzetto, Opus 108, number 1 –John Scott Whiteley (1985 Pilzecker/St. Jude RCC, Detroit, MI) Priory PRCD382

JOSEPH JONGEN: Chant de May, Opus 53, number 1 –John Scott Whiteley (1874 Schyven; 1912 van Bever/Notre Dame de Laeken, Brussels, Belgium) Priory PRCD324

JOSEPH JONGEN: ‘Gaudeamus’ –John Scott Whiteley (1985 Pilzecker/St. Jude RCC, Detroit, MI) Priory PRCD382

JOSEPH JONGEN: Humoresque for Cello and Organ, Opus 92 –Maurice Dambois, cello; Joseph Jongen [78 rpm recorded 1931] (Royal Conservatory, Brussels, Belgium) Columbia LFX-877

JOSEPH JONGEN: Offertoire sur l’Alma Redemptoris Mater –Charles Hens at Studio 4 of the Belgian Radio, recorded in 1962

JOSEPH JONGEN: Papillons noirs, Opus 69, number 11 –John Scott Whiteley (1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin/York Minster, England, UK) Priory PRCD324

JOSEPH JONGEN (arranged by John Scott Whiteley): Sarabande dans le Style Ancien, Opus 23a –John Scott Whiteley (1985 Pilzecker/St. Jude RCC, Detroit, MI) Priory PRCD382

JOSEPH JONGEN: Petite Piece –John Scott Whiteley (1985 Pilzecker/St. Jude RCC, Detroit, MI) Priory PRCD324

JOSEPH JONGEN: Sonata Eroica, Opus 94, fragment –Todd Wilson (1988 Holtkamp/Frank Moody Music Building, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL) Delos DE 3123

JOSEPH JONGEN: Choral, Opus 37, number 4 –Keith Chapman (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Vantage CD-69-694-001

JOSEPH JONGEN: Lento misterioso, from Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 81 –French National Opera Orchestra; Georges Pretre; Virgil Fox (Cavaillé-Coll/French National Opera, France) EMI Classics CDC 65075

JOSEPH JONGEN: Prelude & Fugue, Opus 121 –John Scott Whiteley (1985 Pilzecker/St. Jude RCC, Detroit, MI) Priory PRCD324

Mr. Whiteley’s authoritative book, Joseph Jongen and His Organ Music, was published in 1997 by Pendragon Press.

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