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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1991 Buzard at Saint John Divine Episcopal Chapel, Champaign, IL
1991 Buzard organ at Saint John Divine Episcopal Chapel, Champaign, IL

An American Organ Sampler

We’ve scanned the continent for interesting sounds and have visited churches in California, Massachusetts and Illinois in search of exciting pipe organ installations. Among the choice morsels gathered include John Butt playing Spanish repertoire at the University of California, Berkeley; and Loraine Olson Waters exploring mostly French pieces at the little Mont Marie Chapel in Holyoke. George Edward Damp will also entertain us with english fancies at Saint John the Divine Chapel in Champaign, and Louis Patterson savors romantic moments at Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest.

The repertoire’s international and historic, but the instruments all were made in the USA. An array of artists celebrate the diverse organs built by American organbuilders Berghaus, Buzard, Harrold and Watersmith.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • July 29, 2002

Music played in the program

LOUIS MARCHAND: Plein jeu; Basse de Trompette. JEHAN ALAIN: Deux Danses à Agni Yavishta. J.S. BACH: Erbarm dich uns bei deinem Wort. LOUIS MARCHAND: Dialogue –Laraine Olson Waters (1991 Watersmith/Mont Marie Chapel, Holyoke, MA) Harrison Digital CA-02

WILLIAM BYRD: A Fancy. RUSSELL: Voluntary Number 8 in B-flat. HERBERT HOWELLS: Saraband in Modo ElegiacoGeorge Edward Damp (1991 Buzard/St. John the Divine Episcopal Chapel, Champaign, IL) Calcante CD-001

JUAN CABANILLES: Tiento de primer tono de mano izquierda; Paseo; Pasacales de primer tono –John Butt (1988 Greg Harrold Spanish Style organ [Opus 11]/Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA) Harmonia Mundi CD-907047

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Prelude & Fugue in E-flat, Opus 99, number 3. LOUIS VIERNE: Légende, from Pieces in Free Style. MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Variations on Veni Creator Spiritus –Louis Patterson (1987 Berghaus/Grace Lutheran, River Forest, IL) Cappella CD-102

 

This program was originally issued as #9307 in February 1993.