Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1984 Fritts-Richards organ at Saint Alphonsus Church, Seattle, WA
2000 Fritts organ at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
2004 Brombaugh organ at the First Presbyterian, Springfield, IL
1992 Fritts organ at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1995 Brombaugh organ in the Memorial Chapel at Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
2003 Pasi organ at the Cathedral of Saint Cecilia, Omaha, NE
Without travelling abroad, we can learn more about this music by playing on instruments attuned to his era.
J.S. BACH: Duet in G, S. 804, and Chorale-prelude, Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, S. 679, from Clavierübung III –Joan Lippincott (2000 Fritts/Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ) Gothic G49242
J.S. BACH: Orgelbüchlein Chorale-preludes: Wer nur den lieben Gott, S. 642; Durch Adams Fall, S. 637; Es ist das Heil, S. 638 –Robert Clark (1992 Fritts/Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ) Calcante CD-019
J.S. BACH: 3 Attributed Chorale-preludes: Nun lob meine Seele; Erhalt uns Herr; Erstanden ist der heilige Christ BWV Appendix II, Numbers 60, 50, & 51 –Stephen Rapp (1995 Richards, Fowkes/St. John Lutheran, Stamford, CT) Raven OAR-420
J.S. BACH: 3 Miscellaneous Chorale-preludes: Gottes Sohn ist kommen, S. 724; Nun freut euch, S. 734; Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, S. 722 –Wolfgang Rübsam (1995 Brombaugh/Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI) Naxos 8.553629
Influenced by historic instruments in Europe, craftsmen John Brombaugh, Paul Fritts, Ralph Richards, Munetaka Yokota, Bruce Fowkes and Martin Pasi set a new standard for contemporary organ building in the United States.
In addition to the makers of instruments featured in this program, other American firms also often follow rigorous classical principals in the design and construction of their instruments: Andover, Bigelow, Bedient, C.B. Fisk, Inc., Jaeckel, Noack, Taylor & Boody.