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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1996 Bond organ at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Portland, OR]
1996 Bond organ at Holy Rosary RCC, Portland, OR

A Fugue Too Far?

…take a trip with counterpoint, and follow each voice as the aural weave becomes both intricate and engaging.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of September 17, 2007

Links and Resources:

Links and Resources:

  • Audio Madame Marie-Madeleine Duruflé tells the story of her husband Maurice’s ‘fugue’.
  • In conversation with Michael Barone, and simultaneous translation assistance by Dennis Keene; recorded in NYC in 1989

Music played in the program

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Fugue on the Theme of the Carillon of Hours at Soissons CathedralTodd Wilson (1978 Schudi/St. Thomas Aquinas RCC, Dallas, TX) Delos DE 3047

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in f –James Hammann (1785 Stumm/St. Ulrich Church, Neckargemünd, Germany) Raven OAR-500

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Fugue in D, Opus 25, number 2 –James Hammann (1926 Skinner/Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian, Detroit, MI) Raven OAR-160

SAMUEL WESLEY: Fugue, from Voluntary in g, Opus 6, number 9 –David Herman (1962 Harrison & Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England, UK) Redcliffe CD-019

DEREK BOURGEOIS: Fugal RondoJulia Brown, Barbara Baird (1999 Hochhalter/FUMC, Eugene, OR) Hochhalter CD-2004

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Fugue in a-flat –Robert Bates (1996 Bond/Holy Rosary RCC, Portland, OR) Pro Organo CD 7060

FRANCOIS ROBERDAY: Fugues Numbers 11 & 7 –Dame Gillian Weir (Kern/St. Leonhardkirche, Basel, Switzerland) Argo 460 188

J.S. BACH: Fugue in d, S. 539, FiddleStanley Marchant (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) recorded in 1929, Amphion CD-169

GUY BOVET: Fuga on The Pink PantherKalevi Kiviniemi (1954 Kangasala/Kangasniemi Kirkko, Finland) Art Inn CD-107

JOSEPH AHRENS: Fugue in g [1933] –Maria Giese (1972 Kleuker/Herz-Jesu Church, Berlin-Zehlendorf, Germany) Christophorus CHR 77120

J.S. BACH: Contrapunctus Number 14, incomplete from The Art of Fugue, S. 1080 –Regis Allard (2004 Aubertin/Église Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, Paris, France) Editions Hortus CD-039

BERNARD ZWEERS: Prelude and Double Fugue –Herman van Vliet (1845 Naber/Sint Joriskerk, Amersfoort, The Netherlands) Festivo FECD-139

Filler –JOHANNES BRAHMS (See above)