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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1992 Fisk at Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
1992 C.B. Fisk organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX

Pulling Out ‘All the Stops’

Craig R. Whitney visits us to talk about the traditions and power of the pipe organ in the United States.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • September 27, 2004

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Music played in the program

NICOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Procession of the Nobles, from Mlada –Thomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) JAV CD-124

J.S. BACH: Toccata & Fugue in d, S. 565 –E. Power Biggs (1958 Flentrop/Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) CBS Masterworks MK 42644

J.S. BACH: Air, from Orchestral Suite Number 3 –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) BMG/RCA CD-61251

LÉON BOËLLMANN: Toccata, from Suite gothique, Opus 25 –Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 66386

LOUIS VIERNE: Préambule, from 24 Pieces in Free Style. DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Fugue in C, JigPeter Stoltzfus Berton (1937 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Mark Episcopal, Philadelphia, PA) JAV CD-109

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Malle Sijmen –Gail Archer (1981 C.B. Fisk/Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA)

FRANZ TUNDER: 3 verses Jesu Christus, unser HeilandBernard Lagacé (1981 C.B. Fisk/Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA) Titanic CD-207

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Fantasie-Chorale In Festo Pentecostes, from L’Orgue Mystique, Suite 25 –Douglas Major (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Gothic G118316

WILLIAM WALTON: Orb and Sceptre March –David Briggs (1932 Skinner; 1969 Schlicker/First Congregational, Los Angeles, CA) Delos DE 3241

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare): Prelude to Hansel and Gretel –Ken Cowan (1931 E.M. Skinner/Cathedral of our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Toledo, OH) JAV CD-131

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Variations on Veni Creator, Opus 4 –Mary Preston (1992 C.B. Fisk/Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX) Gothic G49079