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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Professor Craig Cramer
Professor Craig Cramer

Cramer On Cramer

To know this instrument is to celebrate the totality of its wide-ranging repertoire, and one of today’s most broad-minded organists is Professor Craig Cramer from Notre Dame University in Indiana. He takes equal pleasure in contemporary compositions and historic music played on period instruments. We’ll hear him perform Bach in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Steinfeld, Germany. We also hear him in recital on the 19th-century Johnson organ at a convent in Mankato, Minnesota and on the new installation at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma. Craig shares his insights and experiences gained during his international recital tours.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • September 4, 2000

Music played in the program

PRINCE JOHANN ERNST/J.S. BACH: Concerto in G, S. 592 –Craig Cramer (1990 Nordlie/FUMC, Sioux Falls, SD) Pipedreams Archive recorded December 3, 1995

J.S. BACH: 2 Chorale-Preludes: Allein zu dir, S. 1100; Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf, S. 1092 –Craig Cramer (1998 Fritts/Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Pipedreams Archive recording April 10, 1999

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Chorale-Prelude, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern –Craig Cramer (1995 Pasi/Trinity Lutheran, Lynnwood, WA) Sonic Windows CD-005

JOHN BENNETT: Trumpet Voluntary in D –Craig Cramer (1991 Gober/St. Giles Presbyterian, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) Dominant CD-0198

LEO SOWERBY: Toccata –Craig Cramer (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 3, 1995

LEO SOWERBY: Air with Variations, from Suite [1935]. JOHANN GOTTLOB TÖPFER: Finale, from Sonata in d –Craig Cramer (1877 Johnson & Son/Our Lady of Good Counsel Abbey, Mankato, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 28, 1997

J.S. BACH: Trio in G, S. 1027a –Craig Cramer (1727 König/Steinfeld Basilica, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12281

JEAN LANGLAIS: Sonate en Trio –Craig Cramer (1965 Beuchet-Debierre/St. Peter Cathedral, Angouleme, France) Arkay AR6146

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in C, S 531 –Craig Cramer (1727 König/Steinfeld Basilica, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12281