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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Joseph Casavant
Joseph Casavant

The Brothers Casavant – Casavant 125th Anniversary

This week we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Canada’s most prominent organ maker: Casavant Frères.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • November 08, 2004, Locklair commission

Music played in the program

GERALD BALES: Petite Suite –Gayle H. Martin (1926 Casavant Frères/Trinity-Saint Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada) Prism CD-001

GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Canzon post il Comune, from Messe della DomenicaAntoine Reboulot (1885 Casavant Frères/Anglican Church, Lacolle, Québec, Canada) Fonovox CD-7829

CONRAD LETENDRE: Stabat Mater Versets –Alan Reesor (1895 Casavant Frères/Église Saint-Philippe et Saint-Jacques, Egmont Bay, PEI, Canada) CBC CD-6562

HERBERT HOWELLS: Psalm Prelude, Opus 32, number 1 –John Obetz (1993 Casavant Frères/Community of Christ Temple, Independence, MO) RBWCD-006

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Loch Lomond. DENIS BÉDARD: Festive Toccata [1998] –Patricia Wright (1930; 1998 Casavant Frères/Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Metropolitan CD-1999

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Aria in A –Antoine Bouchard (1964 Casavant Frères/Église Saint-Pascal de Kamouraska, Québec, Canada) Dorian DOR 93206

LOUIS VIERNE: Scherzo, from Organ Symphony Number 6 in b, Opus 59 –Jacquelin Rochette (1915; 1996 Casavant Frères/Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, Québec, Canada) REM CD-11048-3/4

RAYMOND DAVELUY: Fantasie, from Sonata Number 3 –David MacDonald (1963 Casavant Frères/Basilique Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Québec, Canada) CBC CD-1104

NICOLAS de GRIGNY: Hymn Versets on Veni Creator –W. Randolph Bourne (1977 Brunzema-Casavant Frères/Maternity of the BVM RCC, Saint Paul, MN) Ten Thousand Lakes CD-113

DAN LOCKLAIR: In Mystery and Wonder, The Casavant Diptych –Brad Althoff (1998 Casavant Frères/St. Louis King of France RCC, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 2004