Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1929 Skinner organ at Woolsey Hall, Yale University
We tug on the rope of opportunity during our next Pipedreams broadcast, and rejoice in the tintinabulation of bell music. Organ composers are not alone in finding the sounds of bells and chime themes irresistible. Our timeless collection embraces the French Baroque, the British Cathedral, and even the hills of Hollywood, where such diverse artists as George Wright, Simon Preston, George Thalben-Ball and Thomas Murray celebrate with clangorous abandon the creativity of Louis Vierne, Percy Faith, Frederick Delius, Edward Elgar, and many others, fourteen composers all told, who have written carillon compositions which will jangle your chimes. Church bells, tower bells, carillons, winter sleighrides and even a Brazilian vacation are conjured up this weeks music for the King of Instruments. “Ring Those Bells!” a clangorous collection, this week on Pipedreams.
HERBERT MURRILL: Carillon –Simon Preston (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) MICHEL CORRETTE: Carillon in F –Jean-Louis Gil (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Salomon et Saint-Grégoire, Pithiviers, France) EMI Classics CZS 67291
SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Holsworthy Church Bells –George Thalben-Ball (1929 Henry Willis & Sons/Alexandra Palace, London, England, UK) Beulah CD-1PD5; Margaret Phillips (1793 Davis/Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk, England, UK) York Ambisonic CD-111
This program was originally issued as #9546 in November 1995.