Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York
1743 Hinsz organ at the Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands
1692 Arp Schnitger organ at Saint Ludgeri Church, Norden, Germany
1880 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Francis de Sales, Lyon, France
From the subtle magic of a single flute stop to the glorious roar of an entire instrument in song, this week’s program explores just a few of the auditory adventures available to organists. Baroque chorale variations and Psalm fantasies, trumpet tunes, symphonic poems, a virtuoso etude for pedals alone, and a racy romp for two performers at one console are just a few of the possibilities exhibited by our talented friends.
Gustav Leonhardt, Virgil Fox and several others each provide unique responses to musical challenges as we continue our never ending search for Sonic Solutions.
•February 10, 1997 as Show #9706
•July 21, 2003 as Show #0329
J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Wir glauben all, S. 680. LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN: Minuet in G. McAMIS: Dreams. WILHELM MIDDELSCHULTE: Perpetuum Mobile –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 65913
MILLER: Hymn-prelude, Great is thy faithfulness. CRAIG PHILLIPS: Trumpet Tune –Stewart Scharch (1992 Swain & Kates/Walnut Creek Presbyterian, Walnut Creek, CA) SS Productions