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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1997 Goulding & Wood organ at Saint Meinrad’s Abbey, IN
1997 Goulding & Wood organ at Saint Meinrad’s Abbey, IN

Abbey Gas

This week is all about Music in Monasteries as we revel in the glorious sonorities of instruments old and new in abbey churches and convent chapels. Whether playing a Little Oboe Concerto at southern Germany, moderating a solemn mass in Provence, or celebrating new wine on the Indiana plains, these instruments resound in equal measure for prayer AND praise.

Worship and the arts come together at Saint Meinrad, Indiana, Saint Maximin, Provence, and half a dozen other destinations where organ music enhances the life experience with beauty, grace and power. Hear works from four centuries as our tour bus takes us on the rounds, fueled by Abbey Gas.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • October 28, 2002

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in g –Peter King (1997 Klais/Bath Abbey, England, UK) Priory PRCD618

JUSTIN HEINRICH KNECHT: Little Oboe Concerto in B-flat; Grazioso in B-flat –Franz Raml (1750 Gabler/Weingarten Abbey, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 614 0764

LOUIS VIERNE: Messe basse: Entrée; Élévationdashn; Sortie –Marie-Andrée Morisset-Balier (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Saint Ouen CD-76596

MAX PINCHARD: Prieres Liturgiques –Philippe Dambreville, trumpet; Michel Baumel (1964 Haerpfer-Erman/Église Saint Wandrille Abbey, France) SM CD-1218.58

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN: Sanctus & Agnus Dei, from Messe pour les Paroisses –Schola Meridionalis; Michel Bouvard (1775 Isnard/Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Sainte-Maximin la Sainte-Baume, France) BMG/RCA CD-70042

SEBASTIAN WOLFF: 3 Pieces: Prelude, Most ancient of all mysteries; Trio, Lo, he comes with clouds descending; Carillon: Hommage a Mulet et VierneJeremy Filsell (1939 Walker/Buckfast Abbey, England, UK) Herald CD-229

JEAN LANGLAIS: Triptyque: Melody; Trio; FinalDouglas Cleveland (1997 Goulding & Wood/St. Meinrad Archabbey, Saint Meinrad, IN) Gothic G49113

J.S. BACH: Fugue in e, S. 538, WedgeGunnar Idenstam (1990 Urkurakentamo/Naantali Monastery, Naantali, Finland) Opus 111 CD-51-9115