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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 510, at National Cathedral, Washington DC][decorative stamp]
1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 510, at National Cathedral, Washington DC

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York

[1990 Marcussen organ at Norwegian College of Music, Oslo, Norway][decorative stamp]
1990 Marcussen organ at Norwegian College of Music, Oslo, Norway

[1787 Holzhey organ at the Kloster Weissenau, Germany][decorative stamp]
1787 Holzhey organ at the Kloster Weißenau, Germany

[1980 Virtanen organ at the Cathedral, Turku, Finland][decorative stamp]
1980 Virtanen organ at the Cathedral, Turku, Finland

[1987 Marcussen & Son organ at the Cathedral, Odense, Denmark][decorative stamp]
1987 Marcussen & Søn organ at the Cathedral, Odense, Denmark

[1977 Marcussen & Son organ at the Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark][decorative stamp]
1977 Marcussen & Søn organ at the Cathedral, Haderslev, Denmark

Norwegians Would

Showing independence of spirit and diversity of expressive means, a sampler of music from Norway.

Program Broadcast dates:

•May 11, 1998 as Show #9819

•February 7, 2005 as Show #0506

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Music played in the program

EDVARD GRIEG: Triumphal MarchDouglas Major (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Gothic G18828

LUDVIG NIELSEN: Organ Music for Pentecost, Opus 20a –Harald Rise (1977 Marcussen/Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark) Victoria CD-19107

IVER KLEIVE & KNUT REIERSRUD: Fantastic Variations on Folk Hymns: Excedingly Merciful; JesusChrist is Our Saviour; NadeKnut Reiersrud, guitar; Iver Kleive (1965 Marcussen/Odense Domkirke, Denmark) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD106

ASHEIM & BERNTSEN: Improvisations on Norwegian Hymns: Listen, ye high heavens; To our father we are going; What joy to reach the harborAnne-Lise Berntsen, soprano; Nils Henrik Asheim (1787 Holzhey/Weißenau Abbey, Germany) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD136

ARILD SANDVOLD: To Saint Olav’s DayKare Nordstoga (1990 Marcussen/Norwegian College of Music, Oslo, Norway) Aurora CD-4928

BJARNE SLØGEDAL: Variations on a Norwegian Folk Hymn –Christopher Herrick (1980 Virtanen/Cathedral, Turku, Finland) Hyperion CDA66676

EGIL HOVLAND: Anthem, Come to me –Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Aurora CD-4981

EGIL HOVLAND: Postlude, Domine, aperi nobisEgil Hovland (1987 Åkerman & Lund/Ullern Church, Oslo, Norway) Aurora CD-4944

EDVARD GRIEG (arranged by Virgil Fox): A DreamVirgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 65913