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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

15th century organ in Valere Castle
1390 Anonymous organ in Valere Castle, Sion, Switzerland

Ancient Delights

The old tunes have their charm, and the old instruments, too, as we revisit the beginnings of organ music; play on pipes that have been singing persuasively for four, five, and six hundred years; and remember that the matter of age directly relates to attitude. This week on Pipedreams you’ll hear instruments dating from the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries - instruments from Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands - including the oldest in the world, still going strong.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • June 12, 2000

Music played in the program

ANDREA GABRIELI: Toccata on the 5th Tone. GIOVANNI GABRIELI: Canzona Number 12 –Liuwe Tamminga (1475 da Prato/Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna, Italy) and Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (1596 Malamini/Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna, Italy) Tactus CD-510001

CONRAD PAUMANN: Mit ganzem Willen. PAUL HOFHAIMER: O dulcis Maria. HANS KOTTER: Uns tiefer Not –Albert Bolliger (1390 Anonymous/Basilica of Valere, Sion, Switzerland) Sinus CD-4002

PAUL HOFHAIMER: Recordare –Herbert Tachezi (1558 Ebert/Hofkirche, Innsbruck, Austria) Teldec CD-844066

JEAN TITELOUZE: Verses on Veni Creator Spiritus –Sylvain Ciaravolo (1676 Joyeuse/Rodez Cathedral, France) ADDA CD-581305

SUSANNE VAN SOLDT MANUSCRIPT: Psalm 23; Alamande de symmerman; Susanna vung jour. BERNHARD SCHMID: Wie schön blüht der Maie –Pieter van Dijk (16th c. Anonymous/Reformed Church, Oosthuizen, The Netherlands) Emergo CD-3995

ANONYMOUS: Trompeter Auffzug. RADEK: Canzona. ANONYMOUS: Engelendische Nachtigall –Per Kynne Frandsen (1610 Compenius/Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Hillerød, Denmark) DaCapo 8.224057

SAMUEL SCHEIDT: Variations on a Dutch Folksong, Ach, du feiner Reiter, –Stef Tuinstra (1651 Faber/Jacobuskerk, Zeerijp, The Netherlands) Coronata CD-1217

ANTONIO VALENTE: La Romanesca. ANTOIO de CABEZON: Dic nobis Maria. ANTONIO VALENTE: Lo Ballo dell’Intorcia –Frederic Munoz (1984 Leclerc/Parish Church, Terraube, France) XCP CD-5002

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Hexachord Fantasy –Gustav Leonhardt (1971 Metzler/Grotekerk [St. Jacob], Den Haag, The Netherlands) Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM-77148