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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1995 Austin at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA
1995 Austin organ at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA

Going On Record

A four-century survey of organ music and a review of some resplendent recent recordings.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • April 25, 2005

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Music played in the program

DENIS BÉDARD: MasqueWilliam Wright (1746 Hildebrandt/St. Wenzel Church, Naumburg, Germany) Deer Park CD-2005

MATTHIAS WECKMANN: Praeludium a 5 vocum; Verses on Gelobet seystu Jesu ChristHans Davidsson (2000 GoART Replica/Örgryte nya kyrka [Örgryte New Church], Göteborg, Sweden) Loft LRCD-1065-67

G.F. HANDEL: Organ Concerto in B-flat, Opus 4, number 6 –William Neil (1970 Aeolian-Skinner/National Presbyterian, Washington, DC) MSR Classics MS1112

PETER WARLOCK (arranged by Wolff): Basse-Dance, from Capriol Suite. ZOLTAN KODALY: 2 Epigrams: 5 & 6 –Grant Edwards (1994 Bond/St. Stephen Episcopal, Seattle, WA) Pro Organo CD 7181

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: The Joy and Radience of the Glorified Bodies, from Les Corps Glorieux-Jamie Hitel (1995 Wicks/St. Paul Episcopal, Akron, OH) Lammas CD-145

SEVERO GIUSSANI: Introduction & Allegro, from Sonata ConcertataFabio Ciofini, hc; Jordi Vergés (1850 Anonymous/Chapel of the Virgin of Claustre, Tarragona Cathedral, Catalunya, Spain) Loft LRCD-1059

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Verset, Opus 19; March, Opus 39, number 3 –Carol Williams (1998 Austin/St. Mary College Chapel, Moraga, CA) Melcot Music CD-018

FRANK BRIDGE: Adagio in E –John Friesen (2003 Bedient/St. Paul UMC, Lincoln, NE) Bedient CD-70

JEAN SIBELIUS (arranged by Fricker): FinlandiaThomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Cincinnati Museum Center, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH) Rotunda CD-1310

LEO SOWERBY: I will lift up mine eyesGwendolyn Jones, mezzo-soprano; Lorenz Maycher (1903 Hutchings-Votey/First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, NY) VOA CD-001

LOUIS VIERNE: Toccata, from Fantasy Pieces, Opus 53. MARCEL DUPRÉ (arranged by Peter Richard Conte): Cortege et Litanie, Opus 19 –Peter Richard Conte (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic G49240