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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York

[1743 Hinsz organ at the Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1743 Hinsz organ at the Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands

[1692 Schnitger organ at Saint Ludgeri Church, Norden, Germany][decorative stamp]
1692 Arp Schnitger organ at Saint Ludgeri Church, Norden, Germany

[1880 Cavaille-Coll organ at Saint Francis de Sales, Lyon, France][decorative stamp]
1880 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Francis de Sales, Lyon, France

Sonic Solutions

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.

Program Broadcast dates:

•February 10, 1997 as Show #9706

•July 21, 2003 as Show #0329

Music played in the program

CHRISTIAN RITTER: Sonatina in d. GEORG BÖHM: Variations on Vater unser im Himmelreich –Gustav Leonhardt (1692 Arp Schnitger/Ludgerikirche, Norden, Germany) Sony Classical SK 53371

JAN BONEFAAS: Fantasy on Psalm 24 –Harm Hoeve (1743 Hinsz/Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands) STH Sacred Music 196012

NAJI HAKIM: Rhapsody –Naji Hakim, Marie-Bernadette Dufourcet Hakim (1898 Cavaillé-Coll/Basilique Sacré-Coeur, Paris, France) Priory PRCD465

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

THOMAS CANNING: Fugue, from Sonata for Organ –Kyler Brown (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal, New York, NY) Gothic G49085

MILLER: Hymn-prelude, Great is thy faithfulness. CRAIG PHILLIPS: Trumpet Tune –Stewart Scharch (1992 Swain & Kates/Walnut Creek Presbyterian, Walnut Creek, CA) SS Productions

FRANZ LISZT (arranged by Robilliard): symphonic poem OrpheusLouis Robilliard (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-François-de-Sales, Lyon, France) Festivo FECD-138