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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1997 Marcussen at St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark] [decorative stamp]
1997 Marcussen organ at St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark

[1708 Egedacher organ at the Collegiate Church, Schlägl, Austria] [decorative stamp]
1708 Egedacher organ at the Collegiate Church, Schlägl, Austria

[1954 Harrison organ at Temple Church, London, England] [decorative stamp]
1954 Harrison organ at Temple Church, London, England

[1787 Holzhay organ at Weissenau Abbey, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1787 Holzhay organ at Weissenau Abbey, Germany

Passacaglia

…what started out as a suspect Spanish 'walking dance' evolved into one of classical music's most profound genres.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1307 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1307 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 18, 2013

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Passacaglia in d, BuxWV 161 –Bine Bryndorf (1998 Marcussen/St. Mary's Church, Elsinore, Denmark) DaCapo 8.226002

JUAN CABANILLES: Passacalles –Léon Berben (1761 Arrazola/St. Martin de Tours, Ataun, Spain) Aeolus 10671

HEALEY WILLAN: Passacaglia & Fugue No. 2 in e –Mark Dwyer (1936 Aeolian-Skinner/Church of the Advent, Boston, MA) JAV 111

LUDVIG NIELSEN: Passacaglia, fr Ballad of the Dream, Op. 23a –Harald Rise (1948-77 Marcussen/Haderslev Cathedral, Denmark) Victoria 19107

JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Introduction & Passacaglia, fr Sonata No. 8 in e, Op. 132 –Bruce Stevens (1871 Hook/St. Mary's Church, New Haven, CT) Raven 180

Hour 2

HENRY PURCELL: A New Ground –John Butt (1982 Harrold/O'Neill Collection, University of California, Berkeley) Harmonia Mundi 9-7103

JOHANN KASPAR KERLL: Passacaglia Variata (1690) –Rupert Frieberger (1708 Egedacher, Collegiate Church, Schlägl, Austria) Coronata 1216

WALTER ALCOCK: Introduction & Passacaglia –James Vivian (1954 Harrison/Temple Church, London) JAV 156

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Ciacona in fWolfgang Rübsam (1787 Holzhay/Weissenau Abbey, Germany) Naxos 8.554380

NIELS OTTO RAASTED: Sonata No. 1 in c, Op. 16 (Grave; Con moto amabile; Passacaglia) –Anders Riber (1927 Frobenius/Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark) Kontrapunkt 32242