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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

And Then She Wrote

A colorful miscellany of music by women composers from past and present.

Though not nearly so numerous or celebrated as their male counterparts, women composers have created a substantial and remarkable repertoire for the pipe organ. Note that Women’s Equality Day is observed on August 26.

Audio Complete Show

Audio 9934 Part 1 46:10 Min

Audio 9934 Part 2 41:56 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • August 23, 1999

Music played in the program

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Etude in Octaves, from 6 Etudes –Peter Fennema (1970 Aeolian-Skinner/National Presbyterian, Washington, DC) Pipedreams Archive recorded 1982

SUSANNE VAN SOLDT MANUSCRIPT: Dances –Rebecca Clary (1980 Noack/FUMC, Corvalis, OR) Pipedreams Archive recording

CLARA WIECK-SCHUMANN: Prelude & Fugue in d, Opus 16, number 3 –Joachim Dorfmüller (1710 Andreas Silbermann/Abbey Church of Saint Etienne, Marmoutier, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 3330

DAGMAR HOLTZ: Toccata & Fugue –Pamela Decker (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Arkay AR6091

STEFANIA DENBOW: Exaltatio –G. Dene Barnard (1972 Beckerath/First Congregational, Columbus, OH) Pipedreams Archive recording

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: 3 Chorale-preludes, Attende Domine; Rorate Caeli; O FiliiGraham Barber (1977 Klais/Ingolstadt Münster, Germany) Priory PRCD260

PAMELA DECKER: Passacaglia –Pamela Decker (1984 Rieger/Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA) Arkay AR6083

NADIA BOULANGER: Prelude in F –Thomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) Pipedreams Archive recording

JEANNE LANDRY: Orah –Lean-Guy Proulx (1979 Guilbault-Therien/Cathédrale Saint-Germain, Rimouski, Québec, Canada) REM CD-311078

 

This program was originally issued as #9137 in September 1991.