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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2003 Blackinton organ at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
2003 Blackinton organ at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota

[1963 Casavant Freres organ at Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
1963 Casavant Frères organ at Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, Minnesota

[1738 Muller organ at Sint Bavokerk [St. Bavo Church], Haarlem, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1738 Müller organ at Sint Bavokerk [St. Bavo Church], Haarlem, The Netherlands

[1912 Stahlhuth; 2001 Jann organ at the Eglise Saint.-Martin, Dudelange, Luxembourg][decorative stamp]
1912 Stahlhuth; 2001 Jann organ at the Église Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxembourg

[1890 Cavaille-Coll organ at the Eglise Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France][decorative stamp]
1890 Cavaillé-Coll organ at the Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France

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

Stephen Tharp, 2011 Organist of the Year

…performances by and conversation with the outstanding American recitalist, whose international career continues to blossom.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1145 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1145 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 07, 2011

Links and Resources:

Audio Interview:

Listen to Michael Barone’s conversation Stephen Tharp.

Audio Stephen Tharp talks about the art of improvisation. (6:22)

Audio Stephen Tharp reflects on the art of the organ (3:31)

Music played in the program

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in e, BuxWV 142 (1738 Müller/Sint-Bavokerk [St. Bavo Church], Haarlem, The Netherlands) JAV CD-178

LOUIS VIERNE: Naiades, Number 4, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 55. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Deuxieme Symphonie, Opus 26 (2003 Blackinton/Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 9, 2007

McNEIL ROBINSON: Soave e delicato, from Organ Sonata (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal, New York, NY) Ethereal CD-104

G.F. HANDEL: The Rejoicing, from Royal Fireworks Music (1963 Casavant Frères/Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 29, 2010

Filler –JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Te Deum (see below, Dudelange)

Hour 2

JEAN-JOSEPH MOURET: Fanfare-Rondeau (1930 Kilgen/St. Patrick Cathedral, New York, NY) JAV CD-185

STEPHEN THARP: Processional Improvisation. MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Kyrie, from Messe Cum jubilo, Opus 11 –Seminary Choir of the Pontifical North American College, Christopher Berry, conductor (1953 Mascioni/Pontifical College Chapel, Vatican City, Italy) JAV CD-181

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Lumiere, from 7 Meditations on the Holy Spirit, Opus 6; 2 Repons pour le temps du Saint-Sacrement, Lauda Sion (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Aeolus AE10561

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Tierces, from 6 Etudes, Opus 13 (1912 Stahlhuth; 2002 Jann/Église Saint-Martin, Dudelange, Luxembourg) Aeolus AE10561

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Prelude & Fugue in d, Opus 109, number 1 (1862 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Sulpice, Paris, France) JAV CD-130

HENRI MULET: Tu es Petra, from Byzantine Sketches (2003 Blackinton/Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 9, 2007

Filler –DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE (see above)

 

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