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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1976 Flentrop organ at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina][decorative stamp]
1976 Flentrop organ at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

[1929 Moller organ at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia][decorative stamp]
1929 Möller organ at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia

[1931 Steinmeyer organ at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
1931 Steinmeyer organ at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, Pennsylvania

[1958 Flentrop organ at Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts][decorative stamp]
1958 Flentrop organ at Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

[1921 Skinner organ at Saint Luke's Church, Evanston, Illinois][decorative stamp]
1921 Skinner organ at Saint Luke’s Church, Evanston, Illinois

[1702 Schnitger organ at AaKerk, Groningen, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1702 Schnitger organ at AaKerk, Groningen, The Netherlands

[1862 Cavaille-Coll organ at Saint Sulpice, Paris, France][decorative stamp]
1862 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sulpice, Paris, France

Wait, oh Wait!

There’s a song in the air and it’s about change. The future is just around the corner… but not quite, not yet. On this week’s broadcast, we’ll ponder the problem of the unknown, with music for Advent, including an atmospheric pharaphrase by Hans-Andre Stamm, a collection of Bach chorale-preludes, and an improvised symphonic movement by Marcel Dupré that he recorded with compelling persuasiveness in his 79th year.

Program Broadcast dates:

•November 27, 1995 as Show #9548

•November 27, 2000 as Show #2048

Music played in the program

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Magnificat primi toni, BuxWV 203 –Harald Vogel (1702 Schnitger/Aa-Kerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 314 0424

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Magnificat primi toni, BuxWV 204 –Olivier Vernet (1989 Aubertin/Église Saint Denis de Viry-Chatillon, France) Ligia Digital 0104013-94

YARDUMIAN: Fear not, Mary –Rudy Lucente (1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA) Vantage CD-6307

J.S. BACH: 2 Orgelbüchlein Chorales: Gott, durch deine Güte, S. 600; Lob sei dem allmächtigen Gott, S. 602Murray Forbes Somerville (1958 Flentrop/Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Titanic CD-221

J.S. BACH: 2 Orgelbüchlein Chorales: Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, S. 599; Herr Christ, der ein’ge Gottes-Sohn, S. 601Wolfgang Rübsam (1976 Flentrop/Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC) Naxos 8.553031

TRADITIONAL (arranged by Richard Webster): Come, thou long expected Jesus –Asbury Brass, Choirs of Saint Luke’s Parish, Richard Webster, conductor; Charles Snider (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL) Saint Luke’s CD-1002

MAX REGER: Chorale-prelude, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Opus 135a, Number 25 –Rosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Mutter vom Guten Rat, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 315 0350

MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy and Fugue, Wake, awake!, Opus 52, number 2 –Jonathan Biggers (1988 Holtkamp/Frank Moody Music Building, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL) Calcante CD-007
Peter Sykes (1931 Steinmeyer/Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, PA) Raven OAR-430

HANS-ANDRÉ STAMM: Paraphrase on O Heiland reiss’ die Himmel auf –Hans-André Stamm (1980 Klais/Altenberger Dom, Germany) Prezioso CD-800.015

THEO FLURY: Variations on Maria dur ein Dornwald ging –Imelda Mathis-Blöchliger (1985 Mathis/Disentis Monastery, Switzerland) Ars Musici AM-1101

GREGORIAN CHANT: Creator of the Stars of Night –Gregorian Singers, Monte Mason, conductor; Sonus Luxque CD-106

LEONARD CIAMPA: Avvento, Opus 51 –Leonard Ciampa (1859 Hook/First Baptist, Jamaica Plain, MA) AFKA SK-428

MARCEL DUPRÉ: The World Awaiting the Saviour, from Symphonie-Passion –Marcel Dupré (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) Philips 446 648