Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin organ at York Minster
The sound of music creates a sense of place, but on this week’s show we fill that place with images and colors through works inspired by stained glass windows in churches and cathedrals. From the Rose Windows at the Sacred Heart Basilica in Paris, or the Church of Saint Ouen in Rouen expressed through works of Henri Mulet and Marcel Dupré, to the picturesque Tiffany windows at First Presbyterian, Topeka, Kansas, and some movements commissioned on their behalf from composer Dan Locklair, you’ll be amazed at the juxtaposition of these art forms.
See the light and hear the colors - organ works on pictoral themes - as they resonate through Windows of Opportunity.
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Cathedral Windows, Opus 106: Number 1, Kyrie Eleison; Number 2, Ave Maria; Number 4, Adeste Fidelis; Number 6, Lauda Sion –John Scott Whiteley (1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin/York Minster, England, UK) Priory PRCD903
DAN LOCKLAIR: Windows of Comfort, selections: Trinity’s Shield; As the hart panteth; Bless the Child; Christ’s Ascension –Marie Rubis Bauer (1935; 1985 Möller/First Presbyterian, Topeka, KS) Recital Recordings CD-9802
PETR EBEN: Okna/The Chagall Windows
Number 1, The Blue Window –Bernhard Kratzer, trumpet; Martin Sander (1983 Sandtner/Cathedral of Our Lady, Villingen, Germany) Fermate CD-20008
Number 2, The Green Window –Guy Touvron, trumpet; Edgar Krapp (Saint Moritz Church, Coburg, Germany) RCA CD-61186
Number 3, The Red Window –Craig Parker, trumpet; Robert Edwards (1978 Schantz/Grace Cathedral, Topeka, KS) Arnold CD-96263
Number 4, The Gold Window –Rudolf Lodenkemper, trumpet; Sieglinde Ahrens (Klais/St. Katharina Church, Oberhausen-Lirich, Germany) Multisonic CD-310098