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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1976 Brombaugh
1976 Brombaugh organ at Central Lutheran Church, Eugene, OR

Going on Record

It’s kind of like a test drive. This week’s Pipedreams program is a review of a dozen recent compact discs, including one from an obscure - and ravishingly lovely - parish church in Waltershausen, Germany. We’ll visit Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, the old Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, a lavish museum near Los Angeles, and Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. We’ll have music by Bach and his pupil Krebs, a French organ symphony rediscovered, and an introduction to the explosive improvisational talent of Wayne Marshall, who takes George Gershwin for a ride.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • April 3, 2000

Music played in the program

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in C, S. 531 –Harald Vogel (1976 Brombaugh/Central Lutheran, Eugene, OR) Loft LRCD-1009

J.S. BACH: 3 Neumeister Chorales: Wir Christenleut, S. 1090; Herzliebster Jesu, S. 1093; Der Tag der ist so Freudenreich, S. 719; Gott ist mein Heil, S. 1106 –Christopher Herrick (1983 Metzler/Stadtkirche, Zofingen, Switzerland) Hyperion CDA67215

J.S. BACH: Prelude in G, S. 541; Chorale-prelude, Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, S. 731 –Douglas Reed (1995 Taylor & Boody/Mount St. Joseph Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, Maple Mount, KY) Mulberry Street CD-1002

LUIGI BOCCHERINI: Minuet in A. EUGENE BOZZA: Aria –Eva Amsler, flute; Rudolf Lutz (1998 Glatter-Götz/Laufen Monastery, Bavaria, Germany) Ambitus CD-96815

GEORGE GERSHWIN (arranged by Wayne Marshall): I got rhythm Improvisation –Wayne Marshall (1992 C.B. Fisk/Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX) Delos DE 3228

HARRY WARREN: There will never be another you –Dan Bellomy (1928 Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY) Cambria CD-1108

COLE PORTER: Anything goes –Tom Hazleton (Wurlitzer hybrid/Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA) Klavier K 77025

SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Nimrod, from Enigma Variations –Tom Hazleton (Wurlitzer hybrid/Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA) Klavier K 77025

MAQUAIRE: Andante, from Organ Symphony Number 1, Opus 20 –Michael Eckerle (1948 Steinmeyer; 1996 Göckel/St. Franziskuskirche, Pforzheim, Germany) Unda Maris UM-20041

JACQUES BOYVIN: Suite du 6eme Ton –Aude Heurtematte (1783 Clicquot/Église Saint-Peter-et-Paul, Souvigny, France) Temperaments CD-316004

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Chorale-prelude, Herzlich lieb hab ich dich –Mathias Schmutzler, trumpet; Felix Friedrich (1755 Trost/Stadtkirche [Town Church], Waltershausen, Germany) VKJK CD-9809

CLAUDE BALBASTRE: Noel, Au jo deu de pubelle. OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Outburst of joy, from Ascension Suite –J. Melvin Butler (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Loft LRCD-1013