Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
There’s no denying his place as one of music’s grand masters. Even his name provides a motive for further exploration. On our next Pipedreams broadcast, we celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach with some adventuresome early works, several colorful arrangements of his works by other composers and a few pieces in modern mode which were inspired by his example.
In his own time, he was a prime mover and has been an inspiration for musicians ever since. From Alice Tully Hall to Saint Wenzel’s Church in Naumburg, Robert Clark, Catharine Crozier, Barbara Harbach, Anthony Newman, and friends sweep through the workshop and find Chips off the Old Bach, this week on Pipedreams.
J.S. BACH (transcribed by Colm Carey): Allegro, from Harpsichord Concerto in A, S. 1055 –Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, trumpet; Colm Carey (1954 Van Leeuwen/Dutch Church, London, England, UK) Proud Sound CD-148
J.S. BACH (transcribed by Barbara Harbach): Duet, Mein Freund ist mein, from Cantata Number 140 –Barbara Butler & Charles Geyer, trumpet; Barbara Harbach (1970 Schlicker/First Evangelical Lutheran, Lyons, NY) Gasparo CD-2002
J.S. BACH: 3 Chorale-preludes: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, S. 726 & 709; Wo soll ich fliehen hin, S. 694 –Francois Menissier & Daniel Leininger (1741 J.A. Silbermann/Église Saint Thomas, Strasbourg, France) Organ CD ORG7002
J.S. BACH: 4 Chorale-preludes: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her, S. 711, 717, 715; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, S. 731 –Robert Clark (1746 Hildebrandt/St. Wenzel Church, Naumburg, Germany) Calcante CD-041