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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1998 Rosales/Glatter-Götz organ at Claremont United Church 1998 Rosales & Glatter-Götz organ at Claremont United Church

Going On Record

We explore things new and engaging on our next Pipedreams program, sampling recent releases of organ music on CD, including a jazzy Te Deum from Germany, the sound of praise today. With saxophone? Sure. Plus we’ll have trumpet voluntaries featuring festival reed stops on instruments in Kilgore, Texas; Hendersonville, North Carolina; and Chartres, France. The 1930 Skinner organ at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio, is at its best under the hands of Todd Wilson, but really old is the 1730 Trost organ at Waltershausen, Germany, playing music by a kid who grew up just west of there, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Would Bach have approved? Absolutely, because he knew the builder of this instrument and loved his work. These and other stunning sounds from cathedrals in Toledo, Ohio, and Saint Louis, Missouri, and a jazz-friendly congregation in Stuttgart are all part of the plan. We’re Going on Record with CDs in review, this week on Pipedreams.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • November 12, 2001

Music played in the program

GEORG BÖHM: Praeludium in C –Lorenzo Ghielmi (1997 Fischer/St. Laurentius Church, Grefrath, Germany) Stradivarius CD-33559

J.S. BACH: Fugue in b, S. 544 –Gerhard Weinberger (1755 Trost/Stadtkirche [Town Church], Waltershausen, Germany) cpo 999 756

ANONYMOUS: My Lady Wynkfylds Rownde. RICHARD ALWOOD: Voluntarye. WILLIAM WALOND: Voluntary in G –Christopher Stembridge (1751 Nacchini/Church of the Ospedaletto, Venice, Italy) Quilisma QUIL302

ALFRED HOLLINS: Overture in c –Todd Wilson (1931 E.M. Skinner/Cathedral of our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Toledo, OH) JAV CD-127

GORDON JACOB: Festal Flourish. MARK JONES: Chorale-prelude, Let thy blood in mercy poured –Marilyn Keiser (1999 Harrison & Harrison/St. James Episcopal, Hendersonville, NC) SJEC CD-1001

EUGÈNE GIGOUT: Toccata in e –Olivier Vernet (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) Ligia Digital 0104096

OLIPHANT CHUCKERBUTTY: Paean. ALEC ROWLEY: Chorale-prelude, Crimond –James Culp (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/First Presbyterian, Kilgore, TX) Guild GMCD 7212

JEANNE SHAFFER: Partita on Schmücke dich –Frances Norbert (1998 Glatter-Götz; Rosales/Claremont UCC, Claremont, CA) Raven OAR-550

EUGENE REUCHSEL: Douce Merveille, from Bouquet de France –Simon Nieminski (1949 Kilgen; 1997 Wicks/Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, MO) Pro Organo CD 7112

PETER SCHINDLER: Te Deum, from Organum Suite –Peter Lehel, sax; Markus Faller, percussion; Peter Schindler (1995 Rieger/Herz Jesu Church, Stuttgart, Germany) Good International CD-3018

PETR EBEN: A Festive Voluntary, Good King Wenceslas VariationsMarie Rubis Bauer (1996 Wolff/Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS) Calcante CD-027