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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2000 Richard-Fowkes, First Lutheran Church, Boston, Massachusetts][decorative stamp]
2000 Richard-Fowkes at First Lutheran Church, Boston, Massachusetts

[1959 Beckerath at Mountainside United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada] [decorative stamp]
1959 Beckerath at Mountainside United Church, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

[2005 Murphy at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Maryland] [decorative stamp]
2005 Murphy at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Maryland

[1972 Rieger at St. Maria-Geburt, Mülheim-Ruhr, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1972 Rieger at St. Maria-Geburt, Mülheim-Ruhr, Germany

Chorale Preludes

…across many generations, songs of faith have provided composers with familiar themes to embellish.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1302 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1302 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of January 14, 2013

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

PAUL MANZ: 4 Hymn Improvisations (Grosser Gott; Coronation; Herzliebster Jesu; Bryn Calfaria) –Paul Manz (1965 Schlicker/Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) Manz Music 2002

J. S. BACH: 2 Chorale-preludes (Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, BWV 641; Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655) –Balint Karosi (2000 Richards-Fowkes/First Lutheran Church, Boston, MA) Dulcian 007

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: 2 Hymn-Improvisations, Op. 65b (No. 14, Herr und ∆íltster deiner Kreuzgemeinde; No. 13, Herr Jesus Christ, dich zu uns wend) –Elke Völker (1914 Walcker/San Ignacio, San Sebastian, Spain) Aeolus 10591

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme –Philippe Pèlissier, English horn; Catherine Todorovski (1982 Grenzing/St. Cyprien Abbey, Perigord, France) BNL 112935

HUGO DISTLER: Partita, Wachet auf, Op. 8, no. 2 –Catharine Crozier (1975 Kuhn/Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC) Gothic 49041

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Partita, Freu dich sehr, o meine SeeleAlison Luedecke (1959 Beckerath/Mountainside United Church, Montreal, QE, Canada) Raven 610

DANIEL GAWTHROP: 3 Floral Preludes (Daisey, daisey; Tip-toe through the tulips; The Yellow Rose of Texas) –Joby Bell (1984 Casavant/Rosen Hall, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 2/4/10)

Hour 2

TOM TRENNY: Variations on St. DenioTom Trenny (2005 Murphy/St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD) Raven 870

GEORG BÖHM: Partita, Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig –Elizabeth Harrison (1797 Schnitger-Freytag/Magnuskirche, Bellingwoldt, The Netherlands) Raven 914

JOSEPH AHRENS: 3 Chorale-preludes (Bicinium; Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging; Partita, Meine Zuflucht alleine) –Sieglinde Ahrens (1972 Rieger/St. Maria-Geburt, Mülheim-Ruhr, Germany) Christphorus 77123

PETER HURFORD: 5 Short Chorale Preludes (Song 34; Wenn in Leidenstagen; On a Rouen Church Melody; Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele; Gott des Himmels) –Roger Judd (1959 Marcussen transcept organ/St. Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Priory 689

GORDON ATKINSON: Adoro te –Marijim Thoene (2000 Dobson/St. Joseph Abbey, St. Benedict, LA) Raven 680