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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2010 GOArt-Schnitger organ at Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York] [decorative stamp]
2010 GOArt-Schnitger organ at Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

[2010 Noack organ, Opus 152, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, Wisconsin] [decorative stamp]
2010 Noack organ, Opus 152, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Old is New

…instruments at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and the Catholic Cathedral in La Crosse, Wisconsin demonstrate two divergent ways of approaching the ‘classical organ’.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1206 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1206 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 06, 2012

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN (arranged by Baker): Egmont Overture, Opus 84 –Martin Baker (2010 Noack/Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, WI) Pipedreams Archive Recorded May 1, 2011

JOHANN GOTTLIEB GRAUN: Allegro, from Organ Concerto in g. JOHANN GOTTLIEB GRAUN: Aria, Geist der Wahrheit. FREDERICK II, King of Prussia: Allegro in C –Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano; Steven Zohn, flute; David Yearsley (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornel University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 3, 2011

CARL PHILIP EMMANUEL BACH: Fantasy & Fugue in e, Wq. 119/7 –Harald Vogel (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornel University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 13, 2011

MARTIN BAKER: Improvisation on Conditor alme siderumMartin Baker (2010 Noack/Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, WI)

Filler –JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Fantasy in C (2010 GOArt-Schnitger)

Hour 2

PAUL MANZ: Aria –Gregory Peterson (2008 Noack/Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 21, 2009

G.F. HANDEL: Concerto in B-flat, Opus 4, number 2 –Martin Baker (2010 Noack/Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, WI) Pipedreams Archive Recorded May 1, 2011

J.S. BACH: Allegro, from Trio Sonata Number 1 in E-flat, BWV 525 –David Yearsley (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornel University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 8, 2011

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN: Die Tonkunst –Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano; Steven Zohn, flute; David Yearsley (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornel University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 3, 2011

MAX REGER: Chorale-fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Opus 40, number 1 –Martin Baker (2010 Noack/Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, WI) Pipedreams Archive Recorded May 1, 2011

Filler –BACH: Chorale-prelude, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 –Jacques van Oortmerssen (2010 GOArt-Schnitger)

 

The instrument at Cornell is a ‘fantasy reconstruction’ of an organ destroyed during World War II, originally made in 1706 by Arp Schnitger for the Eosander Chapel in Berlin 's Charlottenburg Castle. The project involved scholars at the Gothenburg Organ Art Center (GOArt) in Sweden, craftsmen from the shop of Parsons Pipe Organ Builders in Bristol, NY, and Ithaca cabinet-maker Christopher Lowe, all working under the direction of Munetaka Yokota. Performances were recorded by Roger Sherman for the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies.

 

The organ by Fritz Noack is one of a pair of recent projects initiated by the Archdiocese of La Crosse, WI. Though following ‘classical principals’ of design, it is a contemporary, eclectic instrument.