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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1558 Ebert organ at Hofkirche, Innsbruck, Austria
1558 Ebert organ in the Hofkirche, Innsbruck, Austria

Going On Record

We march through a sonically stimulating sequence of recently issued compact discs on our next Pipedreams program. You’ll savor some English instruments from the 18th century, French music from the 17th century, an Austrian antique from the 16th century and a clangorous composition from the 15th century talk about time travel.

This week, you’ll also hear first recordings of new music commissioned by a forward-thinking church in Saint Paul, taste the glories of one of America’s grandest concert instruments at Yale’s Woolsey Hall, and relive the exciting times of a popular and well-aid virtuoso. Calvert Johnson, Thomas Murray, John Butt, Roger Fisher and others demonstrate the goods. We’re Going On Record with new CDs in review this week on Pipedreams.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • May 13, 2002

Music played in the program

STEPHEN LOHER: Fanfare Improvisation –Stephen Loher (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul Chapel, Columbia University, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1001

LOUIS COUPERIN: Organ Pieces: Ave maris stella a 3; Simphonie; Fantasie; Ave maris stella en basseJan Willem Jansen (1714 Boizard/Abbey Church, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France) Virgin Classics 61775

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Chorale-preludes, Jesus, meine Zuversicht, from Clavier-Übung –William Porter (1806 Schiörlin/Parish Church, Gammalkil, Sweden) Loft LRCD-1026

J.S. BACH: Chorale & Prelude, Wir glauben all an einen Gott, S. 680 –Bach Collegium Japan Choir; Masaaki Suzuki (1999 Garnier/Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan) BIS-CD-1091/1092

SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Cantique in C, Opus 3, number 1 –John Butt (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) Harmonia Mundi CD-907281

RICHARD SHEPHARD: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis –Trondheim Cathedral Choir, Bjørn Moe; Øyvind Kåre Pettersen (1962 Steinmeyer/Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway) Sonor CD-6001

ANONYMOUS: Redeuntes in d, from Buxheimer Orgelbuch. HANS KOTTER: Kochersperger Spanieler –Lorenzo Ghielmi (1558 Ebert/Hofkirche, Innsbruck, Austria) and (1998 Metzler/Parish Church, Hopfgarten, Austria) Winter & Winter 910 055

ANONYMOUS: Verse. JOHN MARSH: March in D –Calvert Johnson (1747 Parker/St. James Chapel, Great Packington, England, UK); (1765 Byfield/St. Mary Rotherhithe, London, England, UK) Calcante CD-035

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Scherzo, from Symphony in g, Opus 35 –Roger Fisher (1930 Skinner/St. Peter Episcopal, Morristown, NJ) JAV CD-128

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Prelude on the Welsh Folk-song, Saint David’s Day. JOSEPH BONNET: Matin Provençale, from Poemes d’Automne [1908] –Thomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) JAV CD-124

FRANK FERKO: Psalm Cantata, selections STEPHEN PAULUS: Hymn, God be with me; Toccata, As if the whole creation cried, from Triptych –House of Hope Choir, Thomas Lancaster; Nancy Lancaster (1979 C.B. Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian, Saint Paul, MN) HoH CD-403

J.S. BACH: Fugue in C, S. 545 –Ullrich Böhme (2000 Woehl/Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany) Querstand CD-0120