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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Paul Hindemith, Herbert Howells and Howard Hanson]

[1974 Phelps/Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, England, UK]
1974 Phelps organ at Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, England, UK

[1968 Harrison & Harrison organ at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK]
1968 Harrison & Harrison organ at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK

[2000 Reuter at First Presbyterian, Philadelphia, PA] 2000 Reuter at First Presbyterian, Philadelphia, PA

Hindemith, Howells and Hanson

Three contemporaries, a German, an Englishman and an American, embraced the pipe organ in divergent yet harmonious ways.

Flash Player Audio Icon Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 13, 2006

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Music played in the program

PAUL HINDEMITH [1895-1963]: Kammermusik Concerto Number 7 for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 46, number 2 [1927] –hr-Sinfonieorchester, Werner Andreas Albert, conductor; Rosalinde Haas (1957 Förster & Nicolaus/Große Sendesaal, Konzertsaal und Studio im Hessischen Rundfunk, Frankfurt, Germany) cpo 999 261

PAUL HINDEMITH: Organ Sonata Number 2 [1937] –Dame Gillian Weir (1974 Phelps/Hexham Abbey, Northumberland, England, UK) Priory PRCD752

HERBERT HOWELLS: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in b [1955] –Portsmouth Cathedral Choir, Adrian Lucas, conductor; David Thorne (1994 Nicholson/Portsmouth Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD527

HERBERT HOWELLS [1892-1983]: Scherzo and Epilogue, from Partita [1971] –Christopher Stokes (1957 Harrison & Harrison/Manchester Cathedral, England, UK) Lammas CD-192

HERBERT HOWELLS: Rhapsody Number 4 [1958] –Stephen Cleobury (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) Priory PRCD480

HOWARD HANSON [1896-1981]: Chorale and Alleluia [1954] –Marion and David Craighead (1956 Austin/Asbury FUMC, Rochester, NY) Pro Organo CD 7046

HOWARD HANSON: Concerto for Organ, Harp and Strings, Opus 22, number 3 [1926] –Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Spalding, conductor; Joseph Jackson (2000 Reuter/First Presbyterian, Philadelphia, PA) Naxos 8.559251