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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


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