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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1932 Skinner; 1969 Schlicker organ at First Congregational, Los Angeles, California][decorative stamp]
1932 Skinner; 1969 Schlicker organ at First Congregational, Los Angeles, California

[1929 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 2103, at Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, California][decorative stamp]
1929 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 2103, at Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, California

[1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin organ at York Minster, England, UK][decorative stamp]
1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin organ at York Minster, England, UK

[1861 Hill organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK][decorative stamp]
1861 Hill organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

[1692 Arp Schnitger organ at Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1692 Arp Schnitger organ at Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands

[1919 Hill, Norman & Beard organ at Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand][decorative stamp]
1919 Hill, Norman & Beard organ at Town Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand

[1734 Gabler organ at Reichsabtei, Ochsenhausen, Germany][decorative stamp]
1734 Gabler organ at Reichsabtei, Ochsenhausen, Germany

[1962; 1987 Marcussen & Son organ at St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark][decorative stamp]
1962; 1987 Marcussen & Søn organ at St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark

[1987 Casavant Freres organ at Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada][decorative stamp]
1987 Casavant Frères organ at Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

[1913 Hill organ at St. John, Toorak, Australia][decorative stamp]
1913 Hill organ at St. John, Toorak, Australia

Going On Record

An eclectic and engaging survey of evidence of the pipe organs potential for color and variety, from recent recordings.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 28, 2005

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Music played in the program

FRANCIS JACKSON: The Archbishop’s Fanfare, Opus 27. FRANCIS JACKSON: Procession, Opus 17, number 1 –Francis Jackson (1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin/York Minster, England, UK) Priory PRCD930

GIACOMO MEYERBEER: Coronation March, from Le PropheteDame Gillian Weir (1861 Hill, restored 1978 by Mander/Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK) Priory PRCD6000

FREDERICK SCOTSON CLARK: Vienna MarchThomas Heywood (1913 Hill/St. John, Toorak, Australia) Hillwood CD-04174

JOHANNES GAELLE: Minuet in E-flat –Gerhard Weinberger (1734 Gabler/Ochsenhausen Monastery, Germany) Organ CD ORG7215

GIOVANNI BATTISTA MARTINI: Toccata per il Deo GratiasFrancesco di Lernia (1792 Callido/Duomo Sant Andrea Apostolo, Venzone, Italy) Tactus CD-550004

STEVE ALLEN: This could be the start of something big. RUBE BLOOM: Give me the simple lifeJelani Eddington (1929 Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA) RJE Productions 2103

WALTER DONALDSON: Makin’ whoopeeTom Hazleton (1927 Wurlitzer/Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL) ATOS Alabama 2001

LEROY ANDERSON: Bugler’s Holiday –Timothy McFadden, Susan Messersmith, Greg Schoonover, trumpets; Scott Bennett (2003 Reuter/Grace Episcopal, Charleston, SC) Pro Organo CD 7172

JOE UTTERBACK: Skyscape [1997] –Joachim Segger, piano; Marnie Giesbrecht (1987 Casavant Frères/Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) Arktos CD-200257

RALF BÖLTING: A RagHans Uwe Hielscher (1919 Hill, Norman & Beard/Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand) Organ CD ORG7211

J.S. BACH: Allegro, from Trio Sonata Number 6 in G, S. 530 –Andreas Liebig (1692 Arp Schnitger [plus additions]/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) Ars Musici AM-1390

J.S. BACH (attributed): 3 Clock Pieces in G;, Fantasia, Scherzo, La Combattuta BWV Anh. 133/148/147 –Kevin Bowyer (1962; 1987 Marcussen & Søn/St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark) Nimbus NI 5734/5

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH: Concert Rondo in F for Organ and Strings –Capella Academia Vienna, Eduard Melkus, conductor; Franz Haselböck (1983 Schuke/ORF Radiokulturhaus, Vienna, Austria) Hänssler CD-94.052

DAVID GOODE: Fanfare on FCCLA. DAVID GOODE: Concert Fantasy on Themes by Gershwin –David Goode (1932 Skinner; 1969 Schlicker/First Congregational, Los Angeles, CA) Gothic G49223

Filler –JACKSON: Procession (see above)