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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

[1651 van Hagerbeer Transeptorgel organ at the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands] [decorative stamp]
1651 van Hagerbeer Transeptorgel organ at the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

[1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 510, at National Cathedral, Washington DC] [decorative stamp]
1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 510, at National Cathedral, Washington DC

[15th century da Prato organ at the Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna, Italy] [decorative stamp]
15th century da Prato organ at the Basilica di San Petronio, Bologna, Italy

[1596 Malamini organ at the Basilica di San Petronio [Basilica of St. Petronio], Bologna, Italy] [decorative stamp]
1596 Malamini organ at the Basilica di San Petronio [Basilica of St. Petronio], Bologna, Italy

[1979 Sandtner organ at the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Rottenburg-am-Neckar, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1979 Sandtner organ at the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Rottenburg-am-Neckar, Germany

[1931 Skinner at Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA] [decorative stamp]
1931 Skinner at Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA

By the Hundreds

…compositions from Sweelinck to Cage, honoring composers whom we celebrate for significant anniversaries this year.

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 September 3, 2012

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

GIOVANNI GABRIELI (d. 1612): Music for Organ and Brass (Intonazioni Ottavo tono; Canzon per sonar No. 3; Intonazioni Undicesimo tono; Canzon per sonar No. 4) –Boston Brass Ensemble; E. Power Biggs (1958 Flentrop/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Sony Classical 62353

EDGAR TINEL (d. 1912) (arr. Jongen): Saint François Prelude –Anton Doornhein (1905-1987 Seifert/St. Mary Basilica, Kevelaer, Germany) D.E. Versluis 1023

JOHN BULL (b. 1562): Salve ReginaBernard Winsemius (1651 van Hagerbeer/Niewe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) InterSound 1006

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (b. 1862) (arr. Roques): Premiere ArabesqueYun Kyong Kim (1920 Austin/St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dayton, OH) MSR Classics 1362

DEBUSSY (arr. Cellier): Sarabande, fr Pour le pianoDavid Briggs (1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England) Priory 794

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Festive Overture in E-flat, Op. 49 (The Year 1812) –U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters; Washington Symphonic Brass; Scott Dettra (1938 Skinner and 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC ) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/4/11)

Hour 2

DEBUSSY (trans. Roques): La fille aux cheveux de linThomas Murray (1929 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA) DTR 8305

DEBUSSY (arr. Cellier): Prelude a l'Apre-midi faune (after a poem by Mallarme) –Timothy Baker (1929 Pilcher/Memorial Auditorium, Louisville, KY) OHS 93

GABRIELI: Sonata octavi toni, fr Sacrae SymphonieJan Willem Jansen (1475 de Prato) and Liuwe Tamminga (1596 Malamini/San Petronia Basilica, Bologna, Italy) Harmonia Mundi 901688

JOHN CAGE (b. 1912): SouvenirChristoph Maria Moosmann (1978 Sandtner/St. Martin's Cathedral, Rottenburg, Germany) New Albion 74

FREDERICK DELIUS (b. 1862) (arr. Hebble): Intermezzo, fr Fennimore & GerdaTed Alan Worth (1933 Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) DTR 9301

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK (b. 1562): Fantasy in d –Gustav Leonhardt (1971 Metzler/St. Jakobskerk, The Hague, Netherlands) Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77148