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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1958 Flentrop organ at Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts] [decorative stamp]
1958 Flentrop organ at Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

[1927 Casavant; 2001 Schantz organ, Opus 1177, at St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, Minnesota] [decorative stamp]
1927 Casavant; 2001 Schantz organ, Opus 1177, at St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, Minnesota

Sassy Brassy

…beyond the pipe organ’s own resources, the sounds of additional trumpets, trombones and horns lend an extra dimension to the sonic spectrum.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1204 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1204 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of January 23, 2012

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN:selections from Heldenmusik –New England Brass Ensemble; E. Power Biggs (1958 Flentrop/Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Sony Classical 63061

RICHARD STRAUSS: Processional Entry –Columbia Brass & Percussion Ensemble, Maurice Peress, conductor; E. Power Biggs (1958 Möller/St. George Episcopal, New York, NY) Columbia M-31193

CHRISTOPHER STEEL: Six Pieces for Trumpet and Organ, Opus 33 –Crispian Steele Perkins, trumpet; Stephen Cleobury (1968 Harrison & Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England, UK) Priory PRCD189

KEES SCHOONENBEEK: Sonata da ChiesaGrand Symphonic Winds, Matthew George, conductor; Bill Chouinard (1927 Casavant Frères; 2001 Schantz/St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 6, 2011

KEVIN KASKA: Hymn of Praise –Old South Brass Ensemble, Lawrence Isaacson, conductor; Gregory Peterson (1921 E.M. Skinner/Old South Church, Boston, MA) Denourment Records 1002

Hour 2

CÉSAR FRANCK: CantabileOttone Brass Quintet; Jan Vermeire (1993 Woehl/St. Petrikirche, Cuxhaven, Germany) Talent 2910108

CHRIS HAZEL: From Age to AgeDenver Brass, Lowell Graham, conductor; Joseph Galema (2002 Schuke/Hamilton Hall, Newman Performing Arts Center, Denver, CO) Klavier K 11165

FREDERICK SPECK: The Morning TrumpetMichael Tunnell, trumpet; David Wagner (1978 Casavant/Second Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY) Centaur CD-2783

LEO SOWERBY: Festival Musick, Fanfare; Chorale and Toccata on AGO –Susan Radcliffe, Carl Albach, trumpets; Tom Hutchinson, Jeffrey Caswell, trombones; Dan Haskins, percussion; David Mulbury (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Bartholomew Episcopal, New York, NY) Marco Polo CD 8.223725