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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1980 Virtanen at Turku Cathedral, Finland]
1980 Virtanen organ at Turku Cathedral, Finland

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

[1862 Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner at Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, MA]
1862 Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, MA

[1927; 1992 Frobenius at Århus Cathedral, Denmark]
1929; 1993 Frobenius organ at Århus Domkirke [Århus Cathedral], Denmark

Scandinavian Surprises

Organs and organ music continue as an integral element in the artistic life of Nordic countries.

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Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of October 09, 2006

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Music played in the program

KNUT NYSTEDT: Toccata, Opus 9 –Gunnar Petersen-Øverleir (1986 Lund/Vålerenga Church, Oslo, Norway) Simax CD-1127

ARILD SANDVOLD: Prelude on a Norwegian Folk Tune, Se solens skjhønne lys og prakt –Harald Gullichsen (1954 Jørgensen/Skien Church, Norway) Victoria 19007

STÅLE KLEIBERG: Sonetto di Tasso. PER HJORT ALBERTSEN: Toccata, Carillon –Nidaros Cathedral Choir, Svein Rustad, conductor; Per Fridtjov Bonsaksen (1962 Steinmeyer/Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway) Pro Musica CD-9028

JOONAS KOKKONEN: Lux aeterna [1974] –Kalevi Kiviniemi (1980 Virtanen/Cathedral, Turku, Finland) Finlandia CD-27891

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in D, S. 532 –Roger Sayer (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Priory PRCD495

ASKELL MÁSSON: Meditation [1992] –Iain Quinn (1863 E.F. Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, MA) Raven OAR-360

PETER MØLLER: Three Character Pieces: Ouverture; Allemande; GigueMerete Hoffmann, oboe; Asger Troelsen (1977 Marcussen/Ravnsbjergkirken, Viby, Denmark) DaCapo 8.226512

PETER MØLLER: Praembulum in C –Peter Møller (1986 Magnussons/St. Mary Cathedral, Visby, Gothland, Sweden) Paula CD-103

ANDREAS DÜBEN: Praeludium Pedaliter. GUSTAV DÜBEN: Dance Suite –Hans-Ola Ericsson (1997 Grönlunds/Norrfjärden Church, Piteå, Sweden) BIS-CD-1103

JOHAN SVENDSEN: Romance, Opus 26 –Jochen Brusch, violin; Sven-Ingvart, Mikkelsen (1969 Marcussen/Løgumkloster Church, Denmark) Canzone CD-33011

JOHAN PETER EMILIUS HARTMANN: Festklänge [Festive Tones] for Organ and Brass –Aarhus Brass, Henrik Vagn Christensen, conductor; Ulrik Spang-Hanssen (1929; 1993 Frobenius/Århus Domkirke [Århus Cathedral], Denmark) Classico CD-127