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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1921 Skinner at Saint Luke’s Episcopal, Evanston, IL
1921 E.M. Skinner organ at Saint Luke’s Episcopal, Evanston, IL

1997 Fisk-Rosales at Rice University, Houston, TX
1997 Fisk-Rosales organ in the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Houston, TX

1862 Cavaillé-Coll at Saint Sulpice, Paris, France
1862 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Léglise Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France

1983 Casavant at Saint Clement’s Church, Chicago, IL
1983 Casavant organ at Saint Clement’s Church, Chicago, IL

Even Stephen

The commanding artistry of Stephen Tharp, a young American recitalist who this month plays his 800th public concert in the United States.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 7, 2005

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

G.F. HANDEL (transcribed by Stephen Tharp): The Royal Fireworks Overture –Stephen Tharp (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL) JAV CD-138

JEAN BERVEILLER: Mouvement. NAJI HAKIM: The Embrace of Fire III –Stephen Tharp (1997 C.B. Fisk-Rosales/Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, TX) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 1998

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Prelude & Fugue in G, Opus 109, number 2. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Triptyque, Opus 51 –Stephen Tharp (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) JAV CD-130

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Organ Sonata Number 1 in f, Opus 65, number 1 –Stephen Tharp (1983 Casavant Frères/St. Clement RCC, Chicago, IL) Naxos 8.553583

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Fugue on B-A-C-H –Stephen Tharp (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL) JAV CD-138