Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
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.
LOUIS COUPERIN: Organ Pieces: Ave maris stella a 3; Simphonie; Fantasie; Ave maris stella en basse –Jan Willem Jansen (1714 Boizard/Abbey Church, Saint Michel en Thiérache, France) Virgin Classics 61775
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
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Prelude on the Welsh Folk-song, Saint David’s Day. JOSEPH BONNET: Matin Provençale, from Poemes d’Automne  –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