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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1692 Schnitger organ at Saint Ludgeri Church, Norden, Germany]
1692 Arp Schnitger organ at Saint Ludgeri Church, Norden, Germany

Toccata!

Hot to the touch, and hotter to hear, these compositions cover the keyboard with memorable sonic effects.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • May 2, 2005

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Music played in the program

JOHANN KASPAR KERLL: Toccata primi toniLéon Berben (1714 König/St. Leodegar Monastery, Niederehe, Germany) Aeolus AE10441

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Toccata in F, BuxWV 157 –Harald Vogel (1692 Arp Schnitger/Ludgerikirche, Norden, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 314 0268

JOHANN PACHELBEL: 2 Toccatas, g-minor and C major –Joseph Payne (1778 Maleck/St. Martin Dom, Eisenstadt, Austria) Centaur CD-2481

ALEXANDRE-PIERRE FRANÇOIS BOËLY: Toccata in b –Daniel Roth (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Bayeux Cathedral, France) Aeolus AE10381

GEORGES KRIEGER: Toccata –John Scott Whiteley (1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin/York Minster, England, UK) York Ambisonic CD-114

JOSEPH CALLAERTS: Toccata in e, Opus 29, number 1 –Stanislas Deriemaeker (1891 Schyven/Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium) Unda Maris UM-20271

FRANCISCO MADINA: Toccata –Esteban Elizondo Iriarte (1889 Stoltz/St. Peter Church, Bergara, Spain) Aeolus AE10261

GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Toccata cromatica per le levatione, from Messa della DomenicaSergio Vartolo (1657 Fedrigotti/Chiesa di S. Francesca Romana, Ferrara, Italy) Tactus CD-580690

MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Toccata, Opus 118, number 5 –Massimo Nosetti (1929 Balbiani-Vegezzi-Bossi/Cathedral of St. Peter, Allessandria, Italy) Syrius CD-141338

JULES GRISON: Toccata in F –Jane Parker-Smith (1876 Henry Willis/Salisbury Cathedral, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 67291

RICHARD ELSASSER: Introduction and Toccata (after Frescobaldi) –James Dale (1925; 1982 Austin/St. Matthew Lutheran, Hanover, PA) Pines CD-101

BERNARD WAYNE SANDERS: Toccata on Nun danket alle Gott –Jan Ernst (1994 Mönch/St. Peter & Paul Church, Spaichingen, Germany) Ambitus CD-97987

JOSEPH JONGEN (arranged by Frey): Toccata, from Symphonie ConcertanteAlexander Frey (1932 Aeolian-Skinner; 1985 Turner/First Baptist, Bakersfield, CA) Pipedreams Archive recording