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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Bach, Beethoven, Brahms]
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms

[1986 Kney organ at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
1986 Kney organ at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota

[1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minnesota

[1872 Henry Willis organ at Saint Paul Cathedral, London, England, UK][decorative stamp]
1872 Henry Willis organ at Saint Paul Cathedral, London, England, UK

[1765 Golger organ at Kongsberg Church, Norway][decorative stamp]
1765 Golger organ at Kongsberg Church, Norway

[1871 Ladegast organ at Schweriner Dom - Sankts Maria und Johannes, Germany][decorative stamp]
1871 Ladegast organ at the Dom St. Maria und St. Johannes, Schwerin, Germany

[1734 Gabler organ at Reichsabtei, Ochsenhausen, Germany][decorative stamp]
1734 Gabler organ at Reichsabtei, Ochsenhausen, Germany

[1960 Beckerath organ at Lieu de pelerinage Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal [Saint Joseph Oratory], Montreal, Quebec, Canada][decorative stamp]
1960 Beckerath organ at Lieu de pèlerinage Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal [Saint Joseph Oratory], Montréal, Québec, Canada

[1876 Hook organ at Saint Joseph's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York][decorative stamp]
1876 Hook organ at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral, Buffalo, New York

Bach, Beethoven and Brahms

…would ‘The Three Bs’ ever have imagined being represented by organ music in quite this way?!

Audio 0824 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0824 Part 1 30:35
Audio 0824 Part 2 27:26
Audio 0824 Part 3 29:59

Program Broadcast dates:

•October 17, 2005 as Show #0542

•June 16, 2008 as Show #0824

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

J.S. BACH: Harpsichord Partita Number 1 in B-flat, S. 825 –Abram Bezuijen (1765 Golger/Kongsberg Church, Norway) VLS Records 0301

J.S. BACH: Harpsichord Toccata in d, S. 913 –Stewart Wayne Foster (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 15, 2004

Part 2

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN: Scherzo and Allegro in G, from Suite for Mechanical Organ –Peter Stadtmüller (1734 Gabler/Ochsenhausen Monastery, Germany) Christophorus CHR 74593

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN (transcribed by James Biery): Coriolan Overture, Opus 62 –James Biery (1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 25, 2003

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN (transcribed by Jimmerthal): Andante cantabile, from Symphony Number 5 in c, Opus 67 –Joachim Walter (1871 Ladegast/Schweriner Dom, Schwerin, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12681

Part 3

JOHANNES BRAHMS (transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare): Hungarian Dance Number 5 in f# –Thomas Heywood (1876 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings; 2001 Andover/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Buffalo, NY) Pro Organo CD 7167

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Ye now are sorrowful, from A German RequiemJeremy Budd, treble; Choir of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, John Scott, conductor; Andrew Lucas (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Hyperion CDA66439

JOHANNES BRAHMS (transcribed by Laurin): Variations, selected, and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Opus 24 –Rachel Laurin (1960 Beckerath/Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Motette CD MOT 12621

Filler –LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture (see above)