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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1962 Beckerath organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA
1962 Beckerath organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA

Organa Americana

This week’s show is a convenient collector’s guide to remarkable recordings featuring American performers and instruments.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • January 03, 2005

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

CRAIG PHILLIPS: Toccata on Antioch; Preluyde on KremserTom Trenney (2003 Schantz/St. Peter Episcopal, Savannah, GA) Pro Organo CD 7196

EMMA LOU DIEMER: ScherzoLinda Marianiello, flute; Keith Reas (1985 Reuter/Augustana Lutheran, Denver, CO) Musicians Showcase 1069

CALVIN HAMPTON: Those Americans, Number 3, from Five Dances –Jay Peterson (1952 Aeolian-Skinner/Merner Chapel, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL) MacMurray CD-2002

CALVIN TAYLOR: Spiritual Prelude, This little light of mineCalvin Taylor (1994 Casavant Frères/First Baptist, Bowling Green, KY) MasterDisc CD-8428

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Scherzo, from Symphony in g, Opus 35 –Frederick Hohman (1912 Austin/Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME) Pro Organo CD 7117

HENRI MULET: Tu es Petra, from Byzantine SketchesVirgil Fox (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) SeeMusic CD-042

VICTOR HERBERT: PanamericanaRon Rhode (1927 Wurlitzer/Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL) Roxy Productions CD-115

GEORGE GERSHWIN: I loves you Porgy, from Porgy and BessLyn Larsen (1927 Wurlitzer/Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL) Musical Contrasts CD-212

FURIO FRANCESCHINI: MeditaçaoJulia Brown, Barbara Baird (1999 Hochhalter/FUMC, Eugene, OR) Hochhalter CD-2004

GEORG BÖHM: Partita on Gelobet seist du, Herr Jesu ChristThomas Dressler (1847 Davis & Ferris/Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake, NY) Round Lake CD-2003

J.S. BACH: Kyrie I, S. 669, from Clavierübung III –Robert Clark (1999 Richards, Fowkes/Westminster Presbyterian, Knoxville, TN) Calcante CD-042

J.S. BACH: Contrapunctus Number 4, from Art of FugueMichael Ferguson (1985 Schantz/Lumen Christi Catholic Community [St. Leo the Great], Saint Paul, MN) Birolius CD-1001/2

RICHARD GOODE: Fanfare on FCCLADavid Goode (1932 Skinner; 1969 Schlicker/First Congregational, Los Angeles, CA) Gothic G49223

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Cantilene improviséeJ. Melvin Butler (2001 C.B. Fisk/Finney Memorial Chapel, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH) Loft LRCD-1063-64

LOUIS VIERNE: Allegro vivace IV, from Organ Symphony Number 1 in d, Opus 14 –Martin Jean (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) Loft LRCD-1071-74

J.S. BACH: Fugue in g, S. 542 –Paul Jacobs (1962 Beckerath/Cathedral of St. Paul, Pittsburgh, PA) JAV CD-145

DAN MILLER: Count your blessings –Tom Trenney (2003 Schantz/St. Peter Episcopal, Savannah, GA) Pro Organo CD 7196