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Pipedreams 1405: Heiller and Homilius
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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Gottfried August Homilius][decorative stamp]
Gottfried August Homilius

[Anton Heiller][decorative stamp]
Anton Heiller

[1774 Chrisman-1996 Kögler/St. Florian Monastery, Austria][decorative stamp]
1774 Chrisman-1996 Kögler at St. Florian Monastery, Austria

[1727 König/Steinfeld Basilica, Germany][decorative stamp]
1727 König at Steinfeld Basilica, Germany

[1992 Eule/Dreikönigskirche, Dresden][decorative stamp]
1992 Eule at the Dreikönigskirche, Dresden

[1962 Beckerath/St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA][decorative stamp]
1962 Beckerath at St. Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA

Heiller and Homilius

…you might think them an odd couple, but Anton Heiller from 20th century Austria and Gottfried August Homilius from 18th century Saxony both knew a thing or two about writing for the organ.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1405 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1405 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 3, 2014

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

ANTON HEILLER:  Praeludium und Fuga in A (1949) –Roman Summereder (1774 Chrisman-1996 Kögler/St. Florian Monastery, Austria) Ambiente 2027

GOTTFRIED AUGUST HOMILIUSSei lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut –Jan van Mol (1727 König/Steinfeld Basilica, Germany) Pavane 7271

HOMILIUS:  2 Chorale-preludes (Gott des Himmels und der Erden; Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit) –Johannes Gerdes (1992 Eule/Dreikönigskirche, Dresden) Querstand 9608

HEILLER:  Passacaglia (1940/42) –Mark Steinbach (1962 Beckerath/St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA) Loft 1136

HEILLER:  Double Concerto for Organ, Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra –Eastman Graduate Chamber Orchestra/Peter Planyavsky, conductor; Edouardo Bellotti, harpsichord; Hans-Ola Ericsson (1952-   1991 Austin/3rd Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/28/13)

HOMILIUS:  3 Chorale-preludes (Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit; Mein Gott, das Herze bring ich dir; Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot) –Ulrike Theresia Wegele (1750 Gabler/Weingarten Abbey, Germany) Tacet 30

 

Hour 2

HEILLER:  Orgelsatz & Partita, Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen (1977/1944) –Mark Steinbach (St. Paul’s, Pittsburgh) Loft 1136

HOMILIUS:  2 Chorale-preludes (Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele; Wer nur den lieben Gott) –Jack Mitchner (1800 Tannenberg/Old Salen Visitor’s Center, Salem, NC) Raven 950

HOMILIUS:  2 Chorale-preludes (Allein Gott in der Höh; Christ lag in Todesbanden) –David Dahl (1874 Hook & Hastings/St. Casimir’s Church, New Haven, CT) OHS 94

HEILLERFreu dich sehr, o meine Seele (4 verses) –Roman Summereder (1774 Chrisman-1996 Kögler/St. Florian Monastery, Austria) Ambiente 2027

HOMILIUS:  4 Chorale-preludes (Wer nur den lieben Gott (2); Christ lag in Todesbanden; Wo soll ich fliehen hin) –Jan van Mol (1727 König/Steinfeld Basilica, Germany) Pavane 7271

HEILLER:  Partita, Nun komm, der Heiden HeilandPeter Planyavsky (1969 Pirchner/St. Michael’s Church, Steyr, Austria) Studio Weinberg 010425

Perhaps not coincidentally, we honor the tercentenary of Gottfried August Homilius (b. 2/3/1714), who studied with Bach in Leipzig and served several important churches in Dresden.