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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1999 Grenzing organ at the Cathedral Al Almudena, Madrid, Spain]
1999 Grenzing organ at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Almudena, Madrid, Spain

[1979 C.B. Fisk at House of Hope Presbyterian, Saint Paul, MN]
1979 C.B. Fisk organat House of Hope Presbyterian, Saint Paul, MN

[1744 Bossart at Muri Abbey, Switzerland]
1744 Bossart organ at Muri Abbey, Switzerland

[2005 Buzard at the Church of Saint Bede, Williamsburg, VA]
2005 Buzard at the Church of Saint Bede, Williamsburg, VA

[1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2003 Garland organ at First United Methodist Church in Wichita Falls, TX]
1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2003 Garland organ at the First United Methodist Church, Wichita Falls, TX

[Ruffatti & Aeolian-Skinner organs at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA]
1962 Aeolian-Skinner; 1977 Ruffatti organs at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA

For Two to Play

Considering what one player at the console can accomplish, just imagine what is possible with organ duos and duets.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 19, 2006

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

RAMÓN FERRENAC: Sonata in G for Organ 4-hands –Beatrice-Maria Weinberger, Gerhard Weinberger (1999 Grenzing/Catedral del Nuestra Senora de la Almudena, Spain) Ars Musici AM-1338

BALDASSARE GALUPPI: Sonata in C for Two Organs –Luigi Celeghin & János Sebestyén (1757 Nacchini & 1785 Callido/Basilica Lateranense di Maria SS. Della Misericordia, Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Italy) Hungaroton CD-31464

THOMAS TOMPKINS: A Fancy for Two to PlayDavid Hill, Stephen Farr (1984 Mander/Winchester College Chapel, England, UK) Herald CD-199

BARRIE CABENA: Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 55 –Nancy Lancaster, Dee Ann Crossley (1979 C.B. Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 15, 1997

MELCHIORE CHIESA: Sonata in D for Two Organs –Philip Swanton, Annerös Hulliger (1744 Bossart/Cloister Church, Muri, Switzerland) Koch-Schwann CD-31284

WILHELM FRIEDRICH ERNST BACH: Andante for 4-hands –Marguerite and Marc Adamczewski (1861 Martin/Parish Church, Précy-sur-Oise, France) CMA CD-9501

ADOLF HESSE: Fantasy in c, Opus 35 –Martina and Ullrich Böhme (1884 Walcker/St. Ann Church, Annaberg, Germany) Querstand CD-9706

CHARLES CALLAHAN: Evensong –Lynnette Ball McGee, Brenda King Durden (1977 Wicks/Geneva Presbyterian, Laguna Hills, CA) Creative Edge CD-1998

PHILIP MOORE: Allegro for Organ Duet [1993] –Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault (2005 Buzard/St. Bede RCC, Williamsburg, VA) Pipedreams Archive recorded January 20, 2006

GIOVANNI BERNARDO LUCCHINETTI: Concerto for Two Organs –Wolfgang Schwering, Christoph Seeger (1997 Fleiter/Ascension of Mary Church, Düsseldorf-Lohausen, Germany) Psallite CD-60041

ROBIN DINDA: Charlie Dog BluesKiyo and Chiemi Watanabe (1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2003 Garland/FUMC, Wichita Falls, TX) Watanabe 2005

ROBERT HEBBLE: Cathedral Tapestry, for two organs and carillon –Christopher Pardini & Frederick Swann (1962 Aeolian-Skinner; 1977 Ruffatti/Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA) Crystal Cathedral CD-2002