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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2003 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA][decorative stamp]
2003 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA

[1974 Harrison & Harrison/Wells Cathedral, England][decorative stamp]
1974 Harrison & Harrison/Wells Cathedral, England

[1982 Oberlinger/Market Church, Wiesbaden, Germany][decorative stamp]
1982 Oberlinger/Market Church, Wiesbaden, Germany

Dance Party

…contrary to common opinion, the supposedly staid old pipe organ can, when it wishes, get down and boogie.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1235 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1235 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of August 27, 2012

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

NOEL RAWSTHORNE: Dance Suite: March; Dancing Feet; Waltz; Danse des Papillons; Line DanceGabriel Dessauer (1985 Mayer/St. Bonifatius, Wiesbaden, Germany) Dessauer 2004

GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Bergamasca, from Fiori MusicaliAndrea Marcon (1998 Zanin/Chiesa di S. Caterina, Treviso, Italy) Divox 79904

JEAN FRANCAIX: Danses exotiques: Pambiche; Baiao; Nube gris; Mambo; Merengue; Samba lenteSabine Meyer, clarinet; Trio di Clarone; Pierre Charial (André Odin barrel organ) Marsyas 1801

CALVIN HAMPTON: Five Dances The Primitives; At the Ballet; Those Americans; An Exalted Ritual; Everyone DanceCherry Rhodes (2003 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA) Delos 3346

Hour 2

PHILIP MOORE: Dance-Rondo – Jonathan Vaughn (1857 Henry Willis; 1974 Harrison & Harrison/Wells Cathedral, England, UK) Regent 315

MELCHIOR FRANCK (arr. Sturzenegger): Dance Suite – John Coulton, trumpet; David Dunnett (1942 Hill, Norman & Beard/Norwich Cathedral, England, UK) Brass Classics 3009

BERNARDO STORACE: BallettoAndrea Marcon (1750 Nacchini/Santa Maria dei Battuti, Treviso, Italy) Divox 79405

JOHN GARDNER: Five Dances for Organ Lavolta; Pavin; Jig; Lament; Fling, Op. 179 –William Saunders (1991 Daniel/Brentwood Cathedral, England) Regent 346

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (arr. Olivera): OblivionHector Olivera (2003 Ruffatti/Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Kansas City, MO) MPI CD-119

PER GUNNAR PETERSSON: Dancing Pipes –Mary Chard Petersson (2009 Ruffatti (Älmhult Church, Sweden) Nosag 199

ANONYMOUS: 4 Dances, from Caspar Schaffner’s BookPhilip Cooper (1807 Doll/Peace Church, Camp Hill, PA ) AFKA SK-564

HANS UWE HIELSCHER: Charleston Winzersekt, from Franconian Wine Dance Suite, Op. 60 –Hans Uwe Hielscher (1982 Oberlinger/Market Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) Glocke 2012

Check out some additional dance-related programming in our archive, too:

Shall We Dance? (#0628)
Come on, Let's Dance (#0829)