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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Simon Says

Words and music from Englishman Simon Preston, one of the world’s most articulate and virtuosic ambassadors for the King of Instruments.

Audio Complete Show

Audio 9916 Part 1 44:15 Min

Audio 9916 Part 2 43:46 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • April 19, 1999

Music played in the program

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI: Toccata in D –Hannes, Wolfgang & Bernhard Läubin, trumpet; Simon Preston (1777 Rosa/Lübeck Cathedral, Germany) Deutsche Grammophon 419 245

HENRY PURCELL: Trumpet Tune (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) London/Decca 430 145

HENRY PURCELL: Voluntary in G. (1605 Anonymous/Knole House Chapel, Kent, England, UK) Archive 415 675

WILLIAM BOYCE: Voluntary in D. (1791 Greene/St. John the Baptist, Armitage, England, UK) Archive 415 675

J.S. BACH: Partita, Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen, S. 770 (1942 Marcussen/Sorø Abbey, Denmark) Deutsche Grammophon 429 775

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Serene alleluias of a soul desiring Heaven, from L’Ascension (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) Argo LP-5339

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Geistliches Lied, Opus 30 –New English Singers, Simon Preston, conductor and organ; Argo LP-571

WILLIAM WALTON: Jubilate –Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Simon Preston, conductor; Stephen Darlington (1979 Rieger/Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England, UK) Argo LP-725

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Symphony Number 1 in d for for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 42, Finale –Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor; Simon Preston (1990 Walker/Town Hall, Adelaide, Australia) ABC Classics 432 529