Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1992 Ontko & Young organ at First Presbyterian “Scots” Church, Charleston, SC
The pipe organ is not one thing but, rather, many - and our next Pipedreams broadcast explores some of that diversity while listening to instruments by six different builders, each one with a very distinct personality. A pair of organs in Ontario, for instance, make up in elegance and charm what they may lack in sheer size. Another one, in San Francisco, recycles 90-year-old pipes in a new configuration which both embraces history and creates its own. Yet another organ, built in Czechoslovakia, serves a Lutheran parish in Illinois and, when asked, can play itself. From California to South Carolina, it’s a North American Organ Sampler.
J.S. BACH: 2 Chorale-preludes: Allein Gott in der Höh, S. 711; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, S. 731 HEALEY WILLAN: Scherzo & Festival, from Five Pieces –Craig Cramer (1995 Gober/St. Sosa Lee RCC, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada) Gober Organs, Ltd.
MERRILL N. DAVIS III: Improvisation Fanfare. DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Passacaglia in d. DMITRY BORTNIANSKY: Concerto in D. MERRILL N. DAVIS III: Improvisation Fantasy –Merrill N. Davis III & Volodymyr Koshuba (1996 Rieger-Kloss/Trinity Lutheran, Roselle, IL) Euro Musik CD-1001
Filler –CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Rhapsody Number 2 (see above)