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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1931 Steinmeyer organ at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
1931 Steinmeyer organ at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, Pennsylvania

[1995 Taylor & Boody organ at Saint Thomas Church, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1995 Taylor & Boody organ at Saint Thomas Church, New York, New York

[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

Bach On the Bench

…concert performances of music by J.S. Bach presented by American organists on American instruments.

Audio 0827 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0827 Part 1 29:43
Audio 0827 Part 2 27:53
Audio 0827 Part 3 30:24

Program Broadcast dates:

•March 14, 2005 as Show #0511

•July 7, 2008 as Show #0827

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

J.S. BACH: Toccata in F, S. 540 –Ted Alan Worth (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Alumni Chapel, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 20, 1965

J.S. BACH: Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch, S.769 –Glenn Chapel Choir, Steven Darsey, conductor; Timothy Albrecht (1982 Casavant Frères/Glenn Memorial Auditorium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 8, 2002

Part 2

J.S. BACH: Chorale-preludes, Wer nur den lieben Gott. lässt walten, S. 691/690/642 –Antonius Bittmann (1996 Taylor & Boody/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 21, 2003

J.S. BACH: Partita, Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig, S. 768 –James David Christie (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 28, 2002

Part 3

ANTONIO VIVALDI (transcribed by Bach): Concerto in d, Opus 3, number 11, S. 596 –Erik William Suter (1996 Taylor & Boody/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 14, 2004

J.S. BACH (transcribed by Ken Cowan): Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in d, S. 903 –Ken Cowan (1931 Steinmeyer/Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 25, 2003

Filler –J.S. BACH (transcribed by Wolfgang Rübsam): Largo, from Double Concerto in d, S. 1043; Pipedreams PD CD-1002