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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1532 Colombo organ in the Church of SS. Peter and Paul, Valvasone, Italy
1533 Colombo in the Duomo SS Corpo di Cristo, Valvasone, Italy

An Invitation to Dance

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!

Program Broadcast dates:

  • November 04, 2002

Music played in the program

RONALD de JONG: Dance Rhythmique –Ronald de Jong (1838 Lohman/Oude Kerk, Zoetemeer, The Netherlands) Festivo FECD-150

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

ANDREAS WILSCHER: Toccata alla Rumba –Nicol Matt (1993 Winterhalter/Evangelical Church, Böblingen, Germany) Bayer BR150 009

ANONYMOUS France 16th century: Tourdion. THELONIOUS MONK: Around Midnight –Roberto Bertero (1981 Späth/Sts. Peter & Paul Church, Zürich, Switzerland) BNL 112892

JOHANN ADOLPH HASSE: Tambourin –Johannes Kohlhaus, flute; Heinz-Jacob Spelmans (1980 Klais/Altenberger Dom, Germany) Koch-Schwann CD-315006

IRVING CAESAR: Crazy Rhythm –Tom Hazleton (Wurlitzer hybrid/Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA) Klavier K 77025

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 RumbaAlexander Mason (1898 Henry Willis; 1971 Hill, Norman & Beard; 1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England, UK) Signum 028

VINCENT YOUMANS: I want to be happy, from No, no, Nanette –self-played (Boston University Symphonic Organ/Metcalf Hall, Boston, MA) Pipedreams Archive CD-0887

TED WEEMS: Oh Mo’nah (Hupfield Excelsior-Pan Orchestrion/Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA) Rainbeaux CD-1080

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

TRADITIONAL: Malaguena. JERZY PETERSBURSKI: Oh, Donna ClaraHannes Meyer (Basel City Casino & Grossmünster, Zürich, Switzerland) Tudor CD-7062

GASTON LITAIZE: Prelude et Danse Fuguée –Olivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) BNL 112768