Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1887 Henry Willis organ at Truro Cathedral
The King of Instruments enjoys a long and proud tradition. This week we’ll celebrate this heritage with instruments in all of the major European countries where the art of the organ was born and fostered. The peripatetic Charles Burney, who wrote much about organs and organists encountered during his famous travels, contributes a tune to our medley as do Domenico Scarlatti, Vicente Hervas, Michel Corrette, and Georg Böhm.
Everything old IS new again as we listen to historic instruments playing German, French, English, Italian, and Spanish music, all with perfect accent, the way it was meant to be. We honor tradition as the voices from these old pipes reveal the Wisdom of the Ages.
MICHEL CORRETTE: Messe avec les differents jeux de l’orgue; Procession, Kyrie, Offertoire –Le Amusemens du Parnasse; Stephane Bechy (1739 Parizot; 1992 Dupont/Eglise Saint-Remy de Dieppe, France) Triton 331105
VICENTE HERVAS: Tiento partido de mano izquierda. PIERRE SANDRIN (arranged by Cabezon): Doulce memoire. TOMAS de SANCTA MARIA: Fantasia del sexto tono –Guy Bovet (1560 Luis/Cathedral of Salamanca, Spain) Valois 4650