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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1864 E. & G.G. Hook organ at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
1864 E. & G.G. Hook organ at Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Variations on The Old 100th

Inspired fantasies based on the 16th century psalm-tune by Louis Bourgeois.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • May 30, 2005

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Music played in the program

LOUIS BOURGEOIS: The Old Hundredth Hymn Tune, All people that on earth do dwellNorwich Cathedral Choir, David Dunnett, conductor; Katherine Dienes (1942 Hill, Norman & Beard/Norwich Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD705

JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: Concert Variations on Old Hundred, Opus 2 –David Craighead (1864 E. & G.G. Hook/Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA) Gothic G49021

SIR HUBERT PARRY: Chorale Fantasia on The Old Hundredth –Robert Benjamin Dobey (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Pro Organo CD 7059

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Old Hundredth –The Wallace Collection; King’s College Choir, Stephen Cleobury, conductor; Thomas Williamson (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 57026

WILLEM van TWILLERT: Improvisation on The Old HundredthWillem van Twillert (1743 Hinsz/Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands) Festivo FECD-126

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasy on The Old HundredthVirgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 65913

CALVIN HAMPTON: Variations on The Old HundredthJonathan Biggers (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf RCC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 9, 2002