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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Carlo Curley
Carlo Curley

Curley Cues

There’s never any question that when this fellow plays the organ, he means it… an outspoken and charismatic talent, Carlo Curley joins us for our next Pipedreams broadcast to share some of his views on the art and some of his vibrant recordings made in England and America. You’ll hear favorites by Purcell, Widor, Guilmant, and Bach, on famous instruments at Royal Albert and Royal Festival Halls in London, Belheim Palace [birthplace of Winston Churchill], Girard College Chapel in Philadelphia, and the Century II Convention Center in Wichita.

When he’s hot, there’s no one quite so energized or entertaining as American virtuoso Carlo Curley. Pipes and passion go hand in hand. Hear what all the fuss is about as Carlo parades from Girard College Chapel in Philadelphia to Royal Festival Hall in London. Follow the Curley Cues this week on Pipedreams.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • July 9, 2001

Music played in the program

HENRY PURCELL: Trumpet Tune in D (1891 Henry Willis/Blenheim Palace, England, UK) Pro Arte CD-353

J.S. BACH: Sinfonia, from Cantata Number 29 (1954 Harrison & Harrison/Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK) Pro Arte CD-354

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro, from Symphony Number 6, Opus 42, number 2 (1954 Harrison & Harrison/Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK) Pro Arte CD-354

CHARLES GOUNOD: Sortie (1977 Allen Computer/Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK) Rediffusion AUR-5055

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN: The Lost Chord (1891 Henry Willis/Blenheim Palace, England, UK) Pro Arte CD-353

J.S. BACH (arranged by Carlo Curley): Air on the G String, from Suite Number 3, S. 1068; Chorale-Fugue Wir glauben all, S. 680 (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) London/Decca 430 746

TRADITIONAL: All Through the Night. THOMAS AUGUSTINE ARNE: Rule BritanniaCarlo Curley (1986 Allen Digital Organ); with Lyn Larsen (1926 Wurlitzer/Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS) Pro Arte CD-315

JOSEPH BONNET: Elves, Opus 7. ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: March on a Theme by Handel, Opus 15 (1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK) BMG/RCA RL-25247

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Marche Militaire, Opus 60 (1954 Harrison & Harrison/Royal Festival Hall, London, England, UK) Pro Arte CD-354

Filler –J.S. BACH Sinfonia Number 29 (see above)

For more information about the artist, check his web-site at Carlo Curley Concerts

 

This program was originally issued as #9414 in April 1994.