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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1915 Austin organ at Spreckels Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, California][decorative stamp]
1915 Austin organ at Spreckels Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, California

[1986 Casavant Freres organ at Saint George's Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee][decorative stamp]
1986 Casavant Frères organ at Saint George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee

[2001 Klais organ at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK][decorative stamp]
2001 Klais organ at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK

[1725 Moucherel organ at Abbatiale Notre Dame, Mouzon, France][decorative stamp]
1725 Moucherel organ at Abbatiale Notre Dame, Mouzon, France

[1501 Anonymous; 1681 De Fontaine; 1974 Koening organ at the Church of Lorris-en-Gatinais, France][decorative stamp]
1501 Anonymous; 1681 De Fontaine; 1974 Koening organ at the Église de Gros Bourg, Lorris-en-Gâtinais, France

[1915; 1999 Casavant Freres organ, Opus 600, at the Eglise de Tres-Saint-Nom-de-Jesus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada][decorative stamp]
1915; 1999 Casavant Frères organ, Opus 600, at the Église de Tres-Saint-Nom-de-Jesus, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Come On, Let’s Dance

…whether in Renaissance style or rhumba, when the pipe organ’s in the mood there’s no better partner.

This week’s program is a display of the kinetic energy that surrounds the King of Instruments.

Audio 0829 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0829 Part 1 28:58
Audio 0829 Part 2 24:33
Audio 0829 Part 3 34:29

Program Broadcast dates:

•November 29, 2004 as Show #0448

•July 21, 2008 as Show #0829

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

ANONYMOUS: Estampie retrové. ELIAS AMMERBACH: Herzog Moritz Tanz. JAKOB PAIX: Schirazula Marazula. BERNHARD SCHMID: Wie schon Bluet uns der MayeAndré Isoir (1501 Anonymous; 1681 De Fontaine; 1974 Koening/Église Notre-Dame, Lorris, France) Triton 331121

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Balletto del granducaDavid Davies (1773 Mittenreiter/School Hall, Eton College, Eton, England, UK) OxRecs CD-66

PETR EBEN: Dance of the Shulammite, from 4 Biblical DancesJanette Fishell (1986 Casavant Frères/St. George Episcopal, Nashville, TN) Pro Organo CD 7023

ROBERT ELMORE: RhumbaRobert Plimpton (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) Spreckels Organ Society CD-4

Part 2

THOMAS “FATS” WALLER: Viper’s DragDick Hyman (1926 Wurlitzer/Emery Theatre, Cincinnati, OH) MHS CD-512089

DAVID ROSE: Our WaltzWalt Strony (Wurlitzer/California Theatre, San Diego, CA) Strony Concerts CD-2

AMILCARE PONCHIELLI: Dance of the HoursSimon Gledhill (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) Spreckels Organ Society CD-7

BELA BARTOK: Romanian Dances –Pascale Rouet (1725 Moucherel/Abbey of Our Lady of Mouzon, France) Pavane ADW 7415

Part 3

JAN de LUBLIN: 5 Renaissance Dances –Thomas Trotter (2001 Klais/Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK) Symphony Hall CD-2

PIERRE COCHEREAU (transcribed by David Briggs): Suite of Improvised Dances –David Briggs (1969 J.W. Walker & Sons/Blackburn Cathedral, England, UK) Lammas CD-153

JACOBUS KLOPPERS: Dance Suite for Organ Duet –Sylvie Poirier, Philip Crozier (1915; 1999 Casavant Frères/Église Tres-Saint-Nom-de-Jesus, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Amberola CD-7108

Filler –BARTOK: (see above)