Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1533 Colombo in the Duomo SS Corpo di Cristo, Valvasone, Italy
It’s not every day that Bach’s Royal Instrument gets up and jigs, but in this week’s show the rambunctious rhythms will make very difficult for you to sit still. Whether from an Italian Renaissance chapel or a Baptist Church in Ohio, our music includes everything from Pavans to Rumbas. The music is so enlivening that two of the instruments actually play themselves.
Don’t be a wallflower. Groove to Cuban rhythms, an English Bolero, a Viennese Rumba and many other exciting and exotic examples of why your ideas about the pipe organ may need updating. Put on your dancing shoes and join us on the floor!
ANONYMOUS Italy, 16th century: 3 Dances: El pomo de lo pomaro; Bernardo non puol star; Pavana in passo e mezzo –Massimiliano Raschietti (1533 Colombo/Duomo SS Corpo di Cristo, Valvasone, Italy) Symphonia CD-00177
ERNESTO LECUONA: Je t’ai vu passer. JOHN TIZOL: Lonely one –Jaap de Kwaasteneit (street organ, with friends) Channel Crossings CD-15098
ALEXANDER MASON: Dance Suite: Bolero; Sicilienne; Gigue alla Rumba –Alexander Mason (1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England, UK) Signum 028
NOËL GOEMANNE: Variations on The Lord of the Dance –Edwin Betts, trumpet; Susan Craig (1972 Brombaugh/Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, Toledo, OH) Veritas CD-96002