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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Beckerath organ
1990 Marcussen organ at the Norwegian College of Music, Oslo, Norway

Organ Plus

Even if we think we can take care of everything ourselves, all of us need a few friends, and this week’s Pipedreams program brings together the king of instruments and a variety of friendly collaborators. Of course, organs have plenty of their own flutes, but one more, blown by lungs rather than bellows, can add so much. We’ll hear also pieces for organ with piano, organ with chamber orchestra, organ and harp - now THAT’s a fine combination - and the great energy-maker organ and brass. Joan DeVee Dixon, Steven Egler, Frances Shelly, Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet, Jon Gillock and others show what a harmonious relationship is all about.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • June 19, 2000

Music played in the program

THOMAS AUGUSTINE ARNE: Organ Concerto in B-flat –Parley of Instruments; Paul Nicholson (1985 Mander chamber organ) Hyperion CDA66509

BERNARD WAYNE SANDERS: 3 Pieces for Flute and Organ –Frances Shelly, flute; Steven Egler (1986 Marcussen/Wiedemann Hall, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS) Summit 174

MARCEL GRANDJANY: Aria in Classic Style, Opus 19 –Kathleen Bride, horn; Jon Gillock (1969 Holtkamp/Ascension Episcopal, New York, NY) Jade CD-35764

LLOYD PFAUTSCH: Festival Prelude –Emmanuel Brass; Joan DeVee Dixon (1991 Reuter/Munger Chapel, University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR) RBWCD-015

HENRY PURCELL: 2 Marches –Thomas Swartman, fh; Albert Schönberger (1960 Klais-Kemper/Mainz Cathedral, Germany) Motette CD MOT 20211

ULRICH HERKENHOFF: Suite Macedonia –Ulrich Herkenhoff, panflute; Matthias Keller (1994 Eule/Emmauskirche, Munich, Germany) Koch-Schwann CD-36492

CHARLES GOUNOD: Fantasy on the Russian National Hymn –Ingolstadt Philharmonic, Alfredo Ibarra, conductor; Franz Hauk (1977 Klais/Ingolstadt Münster, Germany) Guild GMCD 7185

FINGER: Chamber Sonata in C, Opus 5, number 10 –Dana Maiben, violin; Judith Bedford, bn; Frances Conover Fitch (1988 Klop chamber organ) Titanic CD-228

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: 2 Poesien, Opus 35 –Mats Jansson, piano; Hans Fagius (1990 Marcussen/Norwegian College of Music, Oslo, Norway) BIS-CD-551

JEAN LANGLAIS: Diptyque –Francoise Dechico-Cartier, piano; Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Hakim (1994 Beckerath/American Church, Paris, France) Priory PRCD347