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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1736 Fux organ at Fürstenfeld Cloister, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany]
1736 Fux organ at Fürstenfeld Monastery, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany

More Postcards from Abroad

…select shorts of some of the remarkable instruments we heard during a 2006 tour in southern Germany.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 4, 2007

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

GEORG MUFFAT: Toccata –Andreas Schröder (1736 Fux/Fürstenfeldbruck Monastery, Germany) Pipedreams Archive, EuroTour 1997, CD-4

GEORG DIETRICH LEIDING: Praeludium in E-flat –Jan Overduin (1766 Riepp/Ottobeuren Monastery, Germany) ebs 6010

JOHANN CHRISTIAN KITTEL: Chorale-prelude, Christ, under Herr zum Jordan kam. GEORG MUFFAT: Aria. JUSTIN HEINRICH KNECHT: Fantasia mit Läufen und ArpeggienFranz Raml (1785 Holzhey/Klosterkirche Sankt Verena, Rot-an-der-Rot, Germany) Coronata CD-1214

PATER AUGUSTIN BÜX: Hornepipe & Gigue, from Parthia Number 1 in G –Ulrich Werther (1734 Gabler/Ochsenhausen Monastery, Germany) Ochsenhausen UWV 200501

NILS HENRIK ASHEIM: Improvisations on Norwegian Folk Hymns: Farewell to the world; As the deer pants for waterAnne-Lise Berntsen, mezzo-soprano; Nils Henrik Asheim (1737 Baumeister/Maihingen Cloister, Germany) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD266

GEORG MUFFAT: Toccata prima –Andreas Schröder (1798 Holzhay/Neresheim Abbey, Germany) Pipedreams Archive, EuroTour 1997, CD-3

LOUIS VIERNE: Intermezzo, Number 4, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 51 –Nikolaus Schwärzler (1928 Steinmeyer/Lindau Minster, Germany) Lindau-GEMA 011-200

JOHANN CHRISTIAN HEINRICH RINCK: Concertstück, Opus 33 –Ludger Lohman (1750 Gabler/Weingarten Abbey, Germany) Naxos 8.553925

G.F. HANDEL (arranged by Sigfrid Karg-Elert): Variations on The harmonious Blacksmith, from Suite Number 5 –Helmut Binder (1931 Behmann/Herz-Jesu-Kirche, Bregenz, Austria) Edition Lade CD-018

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Cantilene improviseeBernhard Marx Ars Musici AM 1214

J.S. BACH: Fugue, S. 538, in d –E. Power Biggs (4 organs, by Rieger, Marcussen, Spáth and Fischer & Kraemer/Münster Unserer Lieben Frau, Germany) CBS Masterworks MK 42643

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