Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1978 Rieger organ at Rateburg Cathedral, Germany
Whenever the sound of organ music is not quite enough, the King of Instruments always has plenty of friends to augment the harmony. This week’s program celebrates exactly that situation with a collection of familiar and unusual works scored for the pipe organ with other instrumental resources.
Organ with trumpet, organ with string trio or chamber orchestra, organ with choir and synthesizer and even electronic tape. Michael Murray, Leonard Raver, Peter Hurford and others call on their colleagues to play works by Marcel Dupré, Thomas Augustin Arne, Monte Mason and J.S. Bach. It’s a scene with unlimited horizons; music for Organ Plus.
MARCEL DUPRÉ: Quartet in d for Organ and String Trio, Opus 52 –Clemens Quataker, violin; Kris van Severen, viola; Carlo Schmitz, cello; Jozef Sluys (1895 Van Bever/St. Jan Berchmans College, Brussels, Belgium) Prezioso CD-820.202
ELLIOTT SCHWARTZ: Cycles & Gongs for Organ, Trumpet, and Tape –Allen Dean, trumpet; Leonard Raver, organ; CRI SD-598
This program was originally issued as #9329 in July 1993.