2006 Fritts organ at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio
1738 Müller organ that was the inspiration for the case design of the Fritts organ pictured above.
A Class Act in Columbus (OH)
…the new 66-stop tracker organ by Paul Fritts at Saint Joseph Cathedral joins this city’s already rich local instrumental resources.
Listen to the program
Program Broadcast dates:
Week of September 10, 2007
Links and Resources:
Hear extended interview clips from Saint Joseph Cathedral organist Paul Thornock:
Music played in the program
THOMAS OLIVERS: Hymn, Lo! he comes with clouds descending –Saint Joseph’s Cathedral Choir, Paul Thornock; recorded December 15, 2006
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in e, BuxWV 142 –Paul Thornock; recorded January 28, 2007
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Choral-Improvisation, In dulci jubilo, Opus 75. Number 2 –Timothy Edward Smith; recorded January 28, 2007
BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Kyrie, from Missa Brevis in D, Opus 63. SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Psalm 48, Opus 67 –Saint Joseph’s Cathedral Choir, Paul Thornock, conductor; Robert Wisniewski, organ; recorded March 11, 2007 and June 28, 2007
NAJI HAKIM: Mariales . LARRY KING: Fanfare to the Tongues of Fire  –James Hildreth; recorded February 18, 2007
CALVIN HAMPTON: Fanfares, from Suite Number 1  –Timothy Edward Smith (1972 Beckerath/First Congregational, Columbus, OH) Raven OAR-900
SETH BINGHAM: Overture, from Baroques Suite. H. LEROY BAUMGARTNER: Idyl, Opus 5, number 2 –Timothy Edward Smith (1931 Kimball/First Congregational, Columbus, OH) Raven OAR-900
GASTON LITAIZE: Cortege for Organ and Brass –Cathedral Brass; Paul Thornock, organ; recorded January 28, 2007
Filler –SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (see above)
Performances at Saint Joseph Cathedral were recorded during concerts from the new organ’s inaugural series. Thanks to engineers Dave Gelfer at WOSU-FM, Andrew R. MacGregor at NoiseFloor Productions and Sam Ritchie at Conductor’s Point Audio. For a bit of contrast, we’ve included three selections recorded at First Congregational Church on to two very contrasting instruments.