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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1920; 2002 Casavant Freres organ, Opus 869, at the Eglise des Saints-Anges-Gardiens, Lachine, Quebec, Canada] [decorative stamp]
1920; 2002 Casavant Frères organ, Opus 869, at the Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens, Lachine, Québec, Canada

Oh, Canada!

…a collection of Canadian composers, competition winners, and pipe organs in celebration of Canada Day.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1226 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1226 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 25, 2012

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in e, BWV 548
Prelude –Marie-Hélene Greffard
Fugue –Mark Edwards

CÉSAR FRANCK: PriereMark Edwards

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Variations sur un Noël, Op. 20. J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr, BWV 676 –Marie-Helene Greffard

RAYMOND DAVELUY: Epilogue on Nun Danket and BallermaMark Edwards

Filler – BACH BWV 548 (see above)

Greffard [1st Prize] and Edwards [2nd & Daveluy Prize] were the two top award-winners in the 2011 Concours d'orgue de Québec, and performed on the 1960 Phelps; Casavant organ at the Church of Holy Canadian Martyrs in Quebec City. These performances were recorded June 16, 2011 by Radio Canada.

Hour 2

WILLIAM FRANCE: Oboe Tune. GERALD BALES: Petite Suite –Patricia Wright (1930; 1998 Casavant Frères/Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) RCCO 8112

DEREK HOLMAN: Prevent us, o Lord. ANDREW AGER: Sanctus & Agnus Dei from Missa Campanella; Organ Prelude, Op. 30 –Choirs of the Cathedral of St. John, Maxine Thevenot, conductor; Maxine Thévenot & Stephen Tharp (2002 Reuter/Cathedral of Saint John, Albuquerque, NM) Raven OAR-926

JEANNE LANDRY: HesychiaMaxine Thévenot (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven OAR-909

BARRIE CABENA: Eine kleine Morgenmusik, Op. 631 –Andrew Henderson (1937 Casavant Frères/St. John the Evangelist Church, Elora, Ontario, Canada) SJ 101

RACHEL LAURIN: Introduction and Passacaglia on a Theme of Raymond Daveluy, Op. 44 –Isabelle Demers (2002 Casavant Frères/Église des Saints-Anges-Gardiens, Lachine, Québec, Canada) Acis 61256

Filler – CALIXA LAVALLEE: Oh, Canada! (CBC 5198)

Check out many related concerts and other activities sponsored by:
Royal Canadian College of Organists
Les amis de l’orgue de Québec
Elora Festival, July 13-August 5