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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2003 Berghaus organ at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
2003 Berghaus organ at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

[1930 Skinner organ at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, Ohio][decorative stamp]
1931 Skinner organ at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, Ohio

[1928 Welte; 1964 Moller; 1983 Gould & Sons organ at Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Minneapolis, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
1928 Welte; 1964 Möller; 1983 Gould & Sons organ at Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Minneapolis, Minnesota

[1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
1927 E.M. Skinner & 1963 Aeolian-Skinner organs at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota

[1876 Hook organ at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Buffalo, New York][decorative stamp]
1876 Hook organ at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Buffalo, New York

[1934 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California][decorative stamp]
1934 Aeolian-Skinner at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California

Cathedral Resonances

…the splendid sound of organ music in American cathedrals in Seattle, San Francisco, Wilkes-Barre, Toledo, Buffalo and the Twin Cities.

Audio 1019 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 1019 Hour 1 59:00 min

Audio 1019 Hour 2 59:00 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of May 10, 2010

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Carillon, Opus 27, number 4. LEO SOWERBY: AriosoMark Laubach (2003 Berghaus/St. Stephen Episcopal, Wilkes-Barre, PA) Pro Organo CD 7210

ANDRÉ FLEURY: Variations sur un Noel Bourguignon. MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Ave MariaKen Cowan (1931 E.M. Skinner/Cathedral of our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Toledo, OH) JAV CD-131

PETER HURFORD: Suite, Laudate DominumRaymond Johnston (1928 Welte; 1964 Möller; 1983 Gould & Sons/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 11, 2003

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Prelude and Fugue on the Name Alain, Opus 7 –Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier (1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 26, 1992

Filler –PETER HURFORD (see above)

Hour 2

HORATIO PARKER: Fugue in c, Opus 36, number 3 –Richard Morris (1876 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings; 2001 Andover/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Buffalo, NY) New World 80280

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Ciacona in c –Ken Cowan (1876 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings; 2001 Andover/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Buffalo, NY) OHS 2004

WILLIAM THOMAS BEST: Concert Fantasia on a Welsh March Men of HarlechThomas Heywood (1876 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings; 2001 Andover/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Buffalo, NY) Pro Organo CD 7167

Created for a Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, Opus 828 by the Boston firm of E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings was purchased at the exhibit’s close and moved to Buffalo. Following more than a century of use, and a period of some decline, the organ enjoyed a major rehabilitation by the Andover Organ Company in 2001, which expanded its musical potential while retaining much of its original historic character.

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: March on a Theme of Handel –Frederick Swann (1960 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, HI) Gothic G49092

HERBERT HOWELLS: Chosen Tune, Opus 28, number 29. SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Nimrod, from Enigma Variations, Opus 36. LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Sortie in E-flat –Susan Jane Matthews (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Gothic G49206

PAMELA DECKER: Herzlich tut mich verlangen; Fantasy on the Name of Marilyn Keiser –Pamela Decker (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Loft LRCD-1053 & Loft LRCD-1076

Filler –PETER HURFORD (see above)