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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Fisk organ
1991 C.B. Fisk organ at First Presbyterian Church

Going On Record

One of the delights about the organ is its virtually limitless repertoire, and this Pipedreams program explores some of that as we sample a collection of the latest releases of pipe organ repertoire on compact disc. Hear pieces by Bach’s favorite pupil, a work for organ and cello by written by one Paris Conservatoire professor for himself and a colleague, a canny combination of organ sound with an electronically synthesized harp, a quiet bluesy Arietta by African American pianist Thomas Kerr, and a sonorous symphony by Alexander Guilmant which will make your speakers rumble.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • November 20, 2000

Music played in the program

JEAN-ADAM GUILAIN: Suite du Premier Ton, selections –Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr; André Isoir (1714 Boizard/Abbey Church, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France) Temperaments CD-316012

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Praeludium in g; Toccata in g; Chorale-prelude, Kommt her zu mirJoseph Payne (1770 König/Schloßkirche, Schleiden, Germany) Centaur CD-2480

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Entrée, Canzona et Sortie, Opus 62 –Jeremy Filsell (1979 Möller/St. Boniface Episcopal, Sarasota, FL) Guild GMCD 7188

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Allegro ma non troppo, from Sonata for Cello and Organ, Opus 60 –Clyde Beavers, cello; Bruce Neswick (1991 C.B. Fisk/First Presbyterian, Evansville, IN) Naxos 8.554370

GREEN, BROWN & HOMER: Sentimental JourneyWalt Strony (1931 Wurlitzer/Aveni Residence, Cleveland, OH) Strony Concerts CD-2

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Walking the Dog. BERNIE WAYNE: Veradero –Jelani Eddington (1926 Wurlitzer/Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS) RJE Productions 1458

BRUNCKHORST: Praeludium in g –Roger Sherman (1979+1989 Brombaugh/Christ Church, Tacoma, WA) reZound RZCD-5002

ROBERT BATES: Orpheus and the Winged CreaturesRobert Bates (1984 C.B. Fisk/Memorial Church, Stanford University, CA) Loft LRCD-1005-07

MARGARET SANDRESKY: Gloria, from L’homme armé Mass –Kimberly Marshall (1987 Rosales/Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR) Loft LRCD-1021

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Harmonies du soir, from 3 Impressions, Opus 72 –Ann Elise Smoot (1929 Skinner/St. Paul Episcopal, Winston-Salem, NC) JAV CD-119

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Fantasia in F; Chorale-prelude, In allen meinen Taten –Hans Peter Westermann, oboe; Ute Hartwich, trumpet; Franz Raml (1750 Gabler/Weingarten Abbey, Germany) dabr

THOMAS KERR: AriettaMickey Thomas Terry (1957 Aeolian-Skinner/Georgetown Presbyterian, Washington, DC) Pipedreams PD 1003

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Andante sostenuto, Intermedee et Allegro con brio, movements 4 & 5, from Symphony Number 2 for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 91 –BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Ian Tracey (1926 Henry Willis & Sons/Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK) Chandos CD-9785