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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

the Organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France
1868 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Phantoms of the Organ Loft (Hallowe’en)

This week we’re taking a walk on the darker side with some spooky and surprising evocations of things that go ‘bump in the night’, music for Hallowe’en.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • October 25, 2004

Music played in the program

J.S. BACH: Toccata in d, S. 565 –Michael Murray (1932 Skinner; 1969 Schlicker/First Congregational, Los Angeles, CA) Telarc CD-80088

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER:a medley from Phantom of the OperaBill Chouinard (1927 Casavant Frères; 2001 Schantz/St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 4, 2002

LOUIS VIERNE: Fantomes, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 54, number 4 –Ben van Oosten (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 0847

LÉON BOËLLMANN: Toccata, from Gothic SuiteVirgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 66386

JEAN LANGLAIS: Scherzo, Cats from American Suite –RUSSELL PECK: In the Garden –Steven Tavares, percussion; Sherryl Smith-Babbitt Pond (1986 Austin/Rollins Chapel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH) Harrison Digital CD-291

MICHAEL HORVIT: A Diet of WormsWilliam Kuhlman (1978 Sipe/Center for Faith and Life, Luther College, Decorah, IA) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 29, 1995

FERRUCCIO BUSONI: Scenic Intermezzo, from Doktor Faust –Paul Sartin, baritone; David Goode (1979 Rieger/Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England, UK) Herald CD-230

D.R. MUNRO: Caprice in g –Thomas Heywood (1913 Hill/St. John, Toorak, Australia) Hillwood CD-04174

PETR EBEN: Walpurgis Night, from Faust –Halger Schaiger (1976 Grönlunds/Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm, Sweden) Hyperion CDA67195

LOUIS VIERNE: Gargoyles and Chimeras, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 55, number 5 –Olivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) BNL 112742

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro, from Symphony Number 6 in g, Opus 42, number 2, cadenza by Jean GuillouJean Guillou (1984 Ruffatti/Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA) Philips 412 619