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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1995 Marcussen organ in the Chapel of Saint Augustine, Tonbridge School in Kent, England, UK]
1995 Marcussen organ in the Chapel of Saint Augustine, Tonbridge School in Kent, England, UK

Toccata!

…hot to the touch, and hotter to hear, these compositions cover the keyboard with memorable sonic effects.

Audio 0847 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0847 Part 1 31:58
Audio 0847 Part 2 27:07
Audio 0847 Part 3 28:35

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 24, 2008

Links and Resources:

Part 1

RONALD WATSON: Toccata –Kevin Bowyer (1933 Hill, Norman & Beard/Royal Hospital School Chapel, Hollbrook, Suffolk, England, UK) Regis CD-8104

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Toccata, Opus 7 –Keith John (1996 Rieger/Fuldaer Dom, Fulda, Germany) Priory PRCD774

MONS LEIDVIN TAKLE: Blues-ToccataChristopher Herrick (2002 Letourneau/Winspear Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Hyperion CDA67458

MARCEL PAPONAUD: Toccata [1931] –Carol Williams (1998 Austin/St. Mary College Chapel, Moraga, CA) Melcot Music CD-018

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (transcribed by Jean Guillou): Toccata, Opus 11 –Olivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) Deutsche Grammophon 474 8162

Part 2

FERNAND de la TOMBELLE: Toccata –Jan Mulder (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Festivo FECD-134

TOMAS GARBIZU: Toccata con DiapenteWillibald Guggenmos (1999 Eule/St. Michael Church, Schwabmünchen, Germany) Unda Maris UM-20091

PATRICK GOWERS: Toccata & Fugue [1970-1988] –Kevin Bowyer (1995 Marcussen/St. Augustine Chapel, Tonbridge School, Kent, England, UK) Nimbus NI 5580

Part 3

JOHANN ERNST EBERLIN: Toccata Number 7 in D –Florian Pagitsch (1743 Werne; 1969 Pirchner/Église Saint Nikolaus, Strassburg, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 320 0767

WOLF LEIDEL: Toccata Delectatione, Opus 5, number 35 –Kevin Bowyer (1969 J.W. Walker & Sons/Blackburn Cathedral, England, UK) Priory PRCD001

LOUIS BROQUET: Toccata, from Suite for Organ [1930] –Georges Athanasiades (1950 Kuhn/Abbey Church, Saint Maurice, Switzerland) Tudor CD-7130

BARRY FERGUSON: Toccata for Joy, from South & West Suite –Roger Sayer (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Priory PRCD495

Filler –FERNAND de la TOMBELLE (see above)