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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1693 Schnitger organ at the Saint Jacobi Church, Hamburg, Germany]
1693 Schnitger organ at the Saint Jacobi Church, Hamburg, Germany

A Few Drops More

…fountains, flowing rivers, and frothy waves, in a bathtub or lapping upon a south sea island, are but a few of the inspirations behind this collection of ‘water music.’

Audio 0828 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0828 Part 1 32:52
Audio 0828 Part 2 23:31
Audio 0828 Part 3 31:37


Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of July 14, 2008

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

VIRGIL THOMSON: Variations, Shall we gather at the riverJohn Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO) RBWCD-010

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, S. 684 –Kay Johannsen (1736 Bielfeldt/St. Wilhadi Church, Stade, Germany) Hänssler CD-92.101

JOHANN ADAM REINCKEN: Chorale-fantasy, An Wasserflüssen BabylonBernard Foccroulle (1693 Schnitger/Jacobikirche, Hamburg, Germany) Ricercar 204

Part 2

SAMMY FAIN, IRVING MILLS, BENEE RUSSELL: Turkish TowelChris Elliott (1929 Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA) Crystell CD-106

MICHAEL CLEARY: Singin’ in the bathtubJim Riggs (1927 Wurlitzer/Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL) Rolling Pin CD-1989

RICHARD RODGERS (arranged by Chris Elliott): A South Pacific ScenarioChris Elliott (1926 Wurlitzer/Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY) Crystell CD-104

Part 3

PERCY FLETCHER: Fountain ReverieMikael Wahlin (1996 Åkerman & Lund/Stora Sköndal, Stockholm, Sweden) ESH CD-0101

NILS HENRIK ASHEIM (arranged): Kom Regn af det Høye/Come rain down from heavenAnne-Lise Berntsen, voice; Nils Henrik Asheim (1737 Baumeister/Maihingen Cloister, Germany) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD266

BEDRICH SMETANA (arranged by Andrzej Chorosinski): The Moldau, from Ma VlastAndrzej Chorosinski (1996 Sauer/Johannisberg City Hall, Wuppertal, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 320 0818

Filler –J.S. BACH (see above)