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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

2004 Rosales, Glatter-Götz organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA, CA
2004 Glatter-Götz, Rosales organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA, CA

Hall Marks

This week we visit three recent and noteworthy pipe organ installations in American concert halls.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • November 01, 2004

The Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, built by Glatter-Götz with tonal design and voicing by Rosales, was first played during the 2004 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists. It will be featured in a variety of solo recitals and performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic throughout its 2004-2005 inaugural season. The Jacksonville Casavant-Quimby organ will be heard in four solo recitals and the Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony. And, with Thomas Trotter as guest soloist, the Klais organ at Overture Hall will be the special focus of three upcoming concerts with the Madison Symphony, November 19-21, and a solo recital, November 23, as well as subsequent events.

Music played in the program

CRAIG SELLER LANG: Fanfare. J.S. BACH: Fugue in E-flat, S. 552, Saint Anne. J. STUART ARCHER (arranged): Londonderry Air. MAX REGER: Introduction and Passacaglia in d –Sam Hutchison (2004 Klais/Overture Hall, Madison, WI) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 15, 2004

LOUIS VIERNE: Carillon, from 24 Pieces in Free Style, Opus 31. ANDREW CLARKE: Dance and Pastorale on Two Shaker Tunes: Simple Gifts; The Humble Heart. ANDREW CLARKE: Partita on A Mighty Fortress Andrew Clark (1914 Casavant; 2000 Quimby/Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL) RPC CD-2003

LOUIS VIERNE: Naiades, from Fantasy Pieces, Opus 55, number 4. MAX REGER: Fantasia on B-A-C-H, Opus 46a. NAJI HAKIM: Danse & Finale, from Homage a Igor Stravinsky Joseph Adam (2004 Glatter-Götz, Rosales/Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 8, 2004