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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Rugwerk from the 1743 Hinsz organ at the Bovenkerk in Kampen, The Netherlands]
Rugwerk from the 1743 Hinsz organ at the Bovenkerk in Kampen, The Netherlands

New Releases for the New Year

…an audiophile’s audition of several of the best recent recordings of organ music, taped here and abroad.

Audio 0803 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0803 Part 1 34:34
Audio 0803 Part 2 27:55
Audio 0803 Part 3 25:31

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of January 21, 2008

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in e, S. 533 –Jacques van Oortmerssen (1743 Hinsz/Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands) Challenge Classics 72061

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in F, BuxWV 144 –Julia Brown (2003 Pasi/Cathedral of St. Cecilia, Omaha, NE) Naxos 8.570312

GEORG BÖHM: Praeludium in d –John Brock (1999 Richards, Fowkes/Westminster Presbyterian, Knoxville, TN) Raven OAR-770

VINCENT LÜBECK: Praeambulum in G –Leon W. Couch III (1995 Noack/Christ the King Lutheran, Houston, TX) Pro Organo CD 7166

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Prelude & Fugue in a –Scott Hanoian (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) JAV CD-170

Part 2

GERALD BALES: Three Short Hymn Settings: Go, tell it on the mountains; Fairest Lord Jesus; Lord of the Dance –James Picken (1996 Letourneau/Wyatt Hall, Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta, Canada) Arktos CD-200795/6

GASTON LITAIZE: Jeux de Rythmes. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Fugue in f, Opus 7, number 2 –Andre Lash (1982 C.B. Fisk/Christ UMC, Greensboro, NC) Pro Organo CD 7213

ANTON RUBINSTEIN: Kamenoi Ostrow/Rêve AngeliqueKen Cowan (2004 Quimby/First Baptist Church, Jackson, MS) JAV CD-169

LOUIS VIERNE: Carillon de Longpont, Number 21, from 24 Pieces in Free Style, Opus 31 –Michael Gailit (1976 Rieger/Augustinerkirche, Vienna, Austria) Motette CD MOT 13331

Part 3

JOHN IRELAND: CapriccioJohn Robinson (1856 Henry Willis; 1962 Walker/Carlisle Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD885

JOHN IRELAND: Villanella –Paul Morgan (1891 Henry Willis/Exeter Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD5026

GIOVANNI GABRIELI: Intonazione del I tono. ALESSANDRO GRANDI: Motet, Cantabo Domino. GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Canzon dopo l’EpistolaRosita Frisani, soprano; Luca Marconato, lute; Francesco Cera (1509 Paolo/Church of San Francesco, Trevi, Italy) Tactus CD-620001

GARTH EDMUNDSON: Toccata, Vom Himmel hochJane Parker-Smith (1907 Seifert/St. Mary Basilica, Kevelaer, Germany) Avie 2144

Filler –J.S. BACH (see above)