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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1932 Aeolian organ at Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC
1932 Aeolian organ at Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC

At the Opera

An organist’s perspective on a grand and glorious repertoire for the musical stage.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • May 23, 2005

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI (transcribed by Thomas Heywood): The Thieving Magpie Overture –Thomas Heywood (1998 Schantz/Moody Memorial FUMC, Galveston, TX) Pro Organo CD 7168

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Dances from Hippolyte et Aricie and Les Indes GalantesFranck Besingrand (1741 Moucherel; 1754 Lépine/Église de la Nativité de la Sainte-Vierge, Cintegabelle, France) Pavane ADW 7421

RICHARD WAGNER (transcribed by Franz Liszt): Pilgrim’s Chorus, from TannhäuserEdgar Krapp (1981 Eisenbarth/Dom St. Stephan, Passau, Germany) Eurodisc CD-610031

GIUSEPPE VERDI: Grand March, from AidaNoel Rawsthorne (1962 Harrison & Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 47764

JULES MASSENET (arranged by Stoltzman): Nina’s Aria, from ChérubinMichele Gingras, cl; Randy Runyon (1968 Schantz/Immanuel Presbyterian, Cincinnati, OH) R&R CD-001

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: My heart at thy sweet voice, from Samson & DelilahWalt Strony (1928 Wurlitzer/Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI) Strony Concerts CD-3

FERDINAND HEROLD: Zampa Overture –Ron Rhode (1929 Kimball/Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA) Roxy Productions CD-105

GIUSEPPE VERDI (transcribed by Foschini): Di tale amor che dirsi, from Il Trovatore. GIUSEPPE VERDI (transcribed by Fumagalli): Offertory, from Giovanna di GuzmanStefano Molardi (1797 Bossi/Roncole Verdi, Busseto, Italy) Tactus CD-812202

RICHARD STRAUSS (arranged by Parkins): Elektra Paraphrase –Robert Parkins (1932 Aeolian/Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC) Gothic G49096

GEORGES BIZET: Carmen Overture –Kalevi Kiviniemi (1980 Virtanen/Cathedral, Turku, Finland) Art Inn CD-107