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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Johann Sebastian Bach image from the Haussman portrait]
Johann Sebastian Bach

Bits of Bach

…an international sampler of instruments and players, all in recent recordings, commit to individual revelations of the spirit of the greatest of all composers for the organ, J.S. Bach.

Audio 0832 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0832 Part 1 36:49
Audio 0832 Part 2 26:04
Audio 0832 Part 3 25:07

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of August 11, 2008

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

J.S. BACH: Praeludium in E-flat, S. 552 –Margaret Phillips (1755 Trost/Stadtkirche [Town Church], Waltershausen, Germany) Regent 276

J.S. BACH: 2 Chorale-preludes: Nun komm’, der Heiden Heiland, S. 599; Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott, S. 680 –Jean-Pierre Leguay (1996 Metzler/Notre Dame de Talant, France) Ligia Digital 0109174-46

JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH (arranged by Bach): Trio in C, S. 585 –Nico D. Blom (1743 Hinsz/Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands) D.E. Versluis 1017

J.S. BACH: Fantasy in g, S. 542 –John West (1991 Casavant Frères; 1996 Rodgers/Bel Air Presbyterian, Los Angeles, CA) PowerHouse CD-2004

Part 2

J.S. BACH: Four-hand Transcriptions from Cantatas: Overture to Cantata Number 26; Overture to Cantata Number 196; Chorus, from Cantata 34; Chorus, from Cantata 111Euwe & Sybolt de Jong (1727 Müller/Jacobijnerkerk, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands) DeJong 02

J.S. BACH: Trio Sonata Number 3 in d, S. 527, movements 2 & 3 –Christa Rakich (1979; 1989 Brombaugh/Christ Church, Tacoma, WA) Loft LRCD-1102

Part 3

PRINCE JOHANN ERNST (arranged by J.S. BACH): Concerto in G, S. 592 –Susan Bates (1999 Dobson-Rosales/West Market Street UMC, Greensboro, NC) Bates CD-2007

J.S. BACH (arranged by Sullivan): Goldberg Variations, S. 988, selected –Daniel Sullivan (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA) Raven OAR-905

J.S. BACH (arranged by Virgil Fox/Yount): Now thank we all our God, from Cantata Number 79 –Chris Dolske, trumpet; Terry Yount (1956 Aeolian-Skinner; 2002 Dyer/Knowles Chapel, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL) Ligonier Ministries 2007

Filler –J.S. BACH: Trio Sonata Number 1 in E-flat, S. 525 –Christa Rakich (1988 Taylor & Boody/Clifton Forge Baptist, VA) Loft LRCD-1102