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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1714 Silbermann at Freiberg Cathedral, Germany]
1714 Silbermann organ at Freiberg Cathedral, Germany

[1933 Skinner at Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA]
1933 E.M. Skinner organ at Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA

[1977 Casavant Freres organ at Saint Peter's Cathedral, Erie, Pennsylvania]
1977 Casavant organ at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, Erie, PA

[1982 Oberlinger at the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany]
1982 Oberlinger organ at the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany

[1868 Cavaille-Coll at La Trinite;, Paris, France]
1868 Cavaillé-Coll organ at La Trinité, Paris, France

[1980 Klais at Altenberg Cathedral, Germany]
1980 Klais organ at Altenberg Cathedral, Germany

[Adolf-Clarenbach Church, Hosel, Germany]
2000 Sandtner organ at the Adolf-Clarenbach Church, Hösel, Germany

Outbursts of Joy

Unencumbered by the organ’s generally sober aspect, we let enthusiasm and optimism take the upper hand

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Music played in the program

JEREMY NICHOLAS: Toccata Giubiloso –Kevin Bowyer (1914 Taylor & Son/De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK) NPC Records CD-007

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich, S. 605 –Wolfgang Rübsam (1976 Flentrop/Duke University Chapel, Durham, NC) Naxos 8.553031

DIETRICH WAGLER: Improvisation, Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein –Dietrich Wagler (1714 Gottfried Silbermann/Freiberg Cathedral, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12961

GUSTAV HOLST (transcribed by Peter Sykes): Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, from The Planets –Peter Sykes (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven OAR-380

E.J. MOERAN: Jubilate Deo –Norwich Cathedral Choir, Michael Nicholas, conductor; Neil Taylor (1942 Hill, Norman & Beard/Norwich Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD934

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Jubilate Deo –Ripon Cathedral Choir, Kerry Beaumont, conductor; Andrew Bryden (1926 Harrison & Harrison organ) Priory PRCD934

JEAN LANGLAIS: Chant de Joie –Ann Labounsky (1977 Casavant Frères/Cathedral of St. Peter, Erie, PA) MHS CD-424127

CHARLES CAMILLERI: L’Evolution de la Joie –Peter Turnbull, trumpet; Kevin Bowyer (1956 Harrison & Harrison/Colston Hall, Bristol, England, UK) ASV CD-1011

JEREMY FILSELL: O be joyful in the Lord –Tenebrae Chorale Ensemble, Nigel Short, conductor; Jeremy Filsell (1954 Harrison/The Temple Church, London, England, UK) Signum 501

CLARENCE DICKINSON: The Joy of the Redeemed –Christopher Pardini (1951 Aeolian-Skinner/Crystal Cathedral Arboretum, Garden Grove, CA) Pipedreams, recorded July 8, 2004

HEINZ WERNER ZIMMERMANN: Psalm 100, Make a joyful noise! –Hösel Youth Choir, Toralf Hildebrandt, conductor; Dominikus Burghardt (2000 Sandtner/Adolf-Clarenbach Church, Hösel, Germany) Discant Classics 2022

HERMAN van VLIET: Chorale-prelude, Now with joyful exultation –Herman van Vliet (1762 Bätz; 1921 Bik/Evangelical Lutheran Church, Den Haag, The Netherlands) Festivo FECD-113

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Outburst of Joy, from L’Ascension Suite –Naji Hakim (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/La Trinité, Paris, France) Jade CD-30297

JACK STRACHEY (arranged by Blackmore): In party mood –Kevin Bowyer (1933 Hill, Norman & Beard/Royal Hospital School Chapel, Hollbrook, Suffolk, England, UK) Regis CD-8104

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Chorale-Improvisation, Gelobet sei Gott im höchsten Thron, Opus 75, number 4 –Graham Barber (1980 Klais/Altenberger Dom, Germany) Priory PRCD315

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