Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1976 Akerman & Lund organ at Katarina Kyrka, Stockholm, Sweden
1457 Harmannus organ at Reformierte Kirche [Reformed Church], Rysum, Germany
1754 Riepp organ at the Collegiate Church, Dole, France
1982 Lacroix organ at Saint Bertrand, Comminges, France
It’s a sophisticated gathering of friendly collaborators and the King of Instruments on this week’s Pipedreams program. We’ll feature five centuries of repertoire, for organ and saxophone, organ and trumpet, organ and flute, organ with choir and brass ensemble, in works by Duke Ellington, Claude Debussy, Henk Badings, J.S. Bach, Giovanni Gabrieli…really an all-star cast. We’ll also play around with some oddities, too, a very old piece written for the organ to be played along with the tolling church bell, and a wonderfully zesty concerto by Michel Corrette, proving that Handel wasn’t alone in knowing that pipes and chamber orchestra make a superb package.
Organ and Chamber Orchestra are among the many pleasureful pairings of pipes. Get yourself a real earful, with Organ Plus, this week on Pipedreams.
•February 3, 1997 as Show #9705
•May 6, 2002 as Show #0219
GIOVANNI GABRIELI: Intonation on the 1st Tone; Motet, Plaudite, psalite –Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble; Texas Boys Choir; Gregg Smith Singers, Vittorio Negri, conductor; E. Power Biggs (1967 Rieger/Cathedral of San Marco, Venice, Italy) CBS Masterworks MK 42645
ANDRÉ FLEURY: March –Georges Wansek, trumpet; Luca Antoniotti (1853 Beaucourt & Voegeli/Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Saint-Jean-de-Maurienn, France) Cybelia CD-1101