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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1911 Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at the Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia, PA][decorative stamp]
1911 Wanamaker Organ at Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

[1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin organ at York Minster, England, UK][decorative stamp]
1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin organ at York Minster, England, UK

[1898 Henry Willis; 1960; 1998 Harrison organ at the Cathedral, Lincoln, England, UK][decorative stamp]
1898 Henry Willis; 1960; 1998 Harrison organ at the Cathedral, Lincoln, England, UK

[1968 Harrison organ at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK][decorative stamp]
1968 Harrison organ at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK

[1743 Hinsz organ at the Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1743 Hinsz organ at the Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands

[1862 Cavaille-Coll organ at Saint Sulpice, Paris, France][decorative stamp]
1862 Cavaillé-Coll organ at Saint Sulpice, Paris, France

Seeing is Believing

…Though organists often are invisible when they play, some recent DVD productions showcase both the performance and the performer.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1128 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1128 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of July 11, 2011

Links and Resources:

YouTube Logo Related videos:
Gustav Leonhardt/Buxtehude
Sietze de Vries
Rippen/Aarle-Rixtel Organ
Gillian Weir/Vierne
Olivier Latry/St. John the Divine
Daniel Roth/St. Sulpice
Stephen Cleobury interview
Jung-A Lee
Keith Chapman/Wanamaker
Willem van Twillert/Kampen (Sheep may safely graze)
George Ritchie/Art of Fugue
Daniel Moult/Elusive English Organ
John Scott Whiteley/York Minster
Ian Tracey/Liverpool Cathedral

Music played in the program

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in g, BuxWV 163 –Gustav Leonhardt (1655 Schonat/Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Sony Classical SK 86973

FRANZ TUNDER: Praeludium in g –Sietze de Vries (1695 Schnitger/ Village Church, Noordwolde, The Netherlands) JSB Records 2010

PIET RIPPEN: Groningen Historical SuiteEuwe & Sybolt De Jong (1854 Smits/St. Mary Church, Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands) STPOP 2007/1

LOUIS VIERNE: Naiades, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 55, number 4 –Dame Gillian Weir (1976 Grönlunds/Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm, Sweden) Priory PRCD7001

LOUIS VIERNE: Fantomes, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 54, number 4 –Olivier Latry (1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2008 Quimby/Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo CD 7250

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: Fantasie in E-flat –Daniel Roth (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) Organ Promotion 6002

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: The Swan, from Carnival of Animals. ERIC COATES: Dambusters March –Colin Walsh (1898 Henry Willis/Lincoln Cathedral, England, UK) Priory DVD-4

KENNETH LEIGHTON: PaeanStephen Cleobury (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) Priory DVD-3

Filler –DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE (see above)

Hour 2

LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: March in –Jung-A Lee (1998 Zimmer/St. John Lutheran, Orange, CA) Music Mission International 31014

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Dance of the Sugar-plum FairyJung-A Lee (1977 Wicks; 2005 Eurotech/Geneva Presbyterian, Laguna Hills, CA) Music Mission International 31014

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Ballet –Keith Chapman (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) FOWO 2010

WILLEM VAN TWILLERT: Fantasy, Laat komen Heer, uw rijkWillem van Twillert (1743 Hinsz/Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands) STPOP 2005/2

J.S. BACH: Contrapunctus Number 11, from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 –George Ritchie (2006 Richards, Fowkes/Pinnacle Presbyterian, Scottsdale, AZ) FSF-DVD-0001

JOHN BLOW: Voluntary in a –Daniel Moult (c.1690 Anonymous/Addlington Hall, England, UK) FSF-DVD-0002

PHILIP HART: Fugue in a –Daniel Moult (1747 Parker/St. James Chapel, Great Packington, England, UK) FSF-DVD-0002

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Outburst of Joy, from Ascension Suite –Daniel Moult (1889 Anneessens; 1968 Laycock & Bannister; 2006 Nicholson/Bridlington Priory, Bridlington, England, UK) FSF-DVD-0003

EUGENE GIGOUT: Scherzo in e; Toccata in b –John Scott Whiteley (1863 Hill; 1903; 1960 Walker; 1993 Coffin/York Minster, England, UK) Priory DVD-2

CHARLES DAWES: Melody. FLOR PEETERS: Lied to the Sun, from Lied Symphony, Opus 66 –Ian Tracey (1926 Henry Willis & Sons/Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory DVD-1

Filler –EUGENE GIGOUT: Scherzo (see above)