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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1778 Bosch at Santanyi Church, Mallorca, Spain]
1778 Bosch organ at Santanyi Church, Mallorca, Spain

[1977 Marcussen at Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark]
1977 Marcussen organ at Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark

[1992 Klais at Halgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland]
1992 Klaisorgan at Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

Shall We Dance?

A display of surprising rhythmic agility, proving that even the King of Instruments can “get down” on occasion.

Flash Player Audio Icon Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Program Broadcast dates:

•November 10, 1997 as Show #9745

•July 10, 2006 as Show #0628

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

JOHANN STRAUSS II (arranged by Peter Richard Conte): Emperor WaltzPeter Richard Conte (1908 Hope-Jones/Ocean Grove Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ) Pipedreams PD CD-1002

ANONYMOUS Spain 17th century: 5 Spanish Dances –Hans-Dieter Möller (1778 Bosch/Santanyi Church, Mallorca, Spain) Motette CD MOT 11051

GUNNAR IDENSTAM: BoleroGunnar Idenstam (1960 Marcussen/St. Matthew Church, Stockholm, Sweden) LCM CD-109

JACK PETTIS: Bugle Call Rag. EUDLEY L. BOWMAN: 12th Street RagSidney Torch (Christie organ/Regal Cinema, Edmonton, London, England, UK) Pearl CD-9747

EDUARD POLDINI: Poupee Valsante –Sydney Gustard (Christie organ/Trocadero Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK) Beulah CD-IPD7

JAMES P. JOHNSON: CharlestonGeorge Wright (1929 Wurlitzer/Fox Theatre, San Francisco, CA) Banda CD-109453. MARGIS: Valse BleuGeorge Wright (Hollywood Philharmonic Organ/George Wright Residence, Hollywood, CA) Banda CD-59657

FRANZ SCHUBERT: 3 Ländler, from Opus 171. FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Mazurka, Opus 68, number 2 –Kees van Houten (1854 Smits/Presentation Church, Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands) Emergo CD-3996

PETER PLANYAVSKY: Toccata alla RumbaJohn Scott Whiteley (1977 Marcussen/Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark) Priory PRCD289

ANONYMOUS (Montserrat Manuscript): Bolero on the Eighth Tone –Montserrat Torrent (1912 Alberti/St. Mary Basilica, Igualada, Spain) Fonoteca CD-4001

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (arranged by Edwin H. Lemare): Danse MacabreWayne Marshall (1962 Harrison & Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 63490

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY (arranged by John): Waltz of the Flowers, from Nutcracker Ballet –Keith John (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Priory PRCD532