Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1993 Jones organ at Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, Utah
1992 Fritts organ at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1993 C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 101, at Caruth Auditorium, SMU, Dallas, Texas
1990 Nordlie organ at the First United Methodist Church, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
It is as simple as Bach’s instructions, “Push the right key and the right time and the organ plays itself.” With that in mind, we’ll discover just how much diversity there is behind that seemingly obvious instruction. Listen to six American soloists on as many American instruments will treat us to Preludes and Fantasies, melodious chorale-settings and vibrant fugues.
In a cross-country survey, from churches in South Dakota, Georgia, Michigan and Utah and university halls in Arizona and Texas, we celebrate Baroque organ music at its best and show Johann Sebastian the American way. It’s the United States of Bach.
•March 18, 1996 as Show #9612
•June 23, 2003 as Show #0325
J.S. BACH: 2 Schübler Chorale-preludes: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, S. 645; Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, S. 647; Fantasia & Fugue in c, S. 537 –Peter Sykes (1990 Nordlie/FUMC, Sioux Falls, SD) Titanic CD-181
J.S. BACH: 4 Orgelbüchlein Chorale-preludes: O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, S. 618; Christe, du Lamm Gottes, S. 619; Da Jesus an dem Kreuze stund, S. 621; Christus, der uns selig macht, S. 620 –Madeleine Cathedral Ensemble; Douglas E. Bush (1993 Jones/Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, UT) HoTay CD-46829-28741
J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in a, S. 543 –Sue Goddard (1994 Schantz-Widener/Grace UMC, Atlanta, GA) Goddard CD-1001