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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Johann Sebastian Bach][decorative stamp]
Johann Sebastian Bach

[2001 Metzler/St. Jakob Church, Friedberg, Germany][decorative stamp]
2001 Metzler at St. Jakob Church, Friedberg, Germany

[1997 Kern/Kitara Concert Hall, Saporo, Japan][decorative stamp]
1997 Kern at Kitara Concert Hall, Saporo, Japan

[1738 Müller/St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1738 Müller at St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands

[1772 Robustelly/St. Lambertus Kerk, Helmond, The Netherlands][decorative stamp]
1772 Robustelly at St. Lambertus Kerk, Helmond, The Netherlands

Bach's the Best

…whether on historic instruments in his homeland, a Catholic church in New Orleans, or in a Japanese concert hall, nothing quite satisfies like the music of Johann Sebastian Bach!

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1429 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1429 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of July 21, 2014

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

J. S. BACHPrelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547Peter Van de Velde (1749 Delhaye/Church of Our Lady, Melsele, Belgium) Unda Maris 20531

BACHToccata in C, BWV 564Philipp Christ (1740 Köhler/Kreuzkirche, Suhl, Germany) Organ 7245

BACHToccata in d, BWV 913Peter Schnur (2001 Metzler/St. Jakob Church, Friedberg, Germany) Chromart Classics 12008

BACHAn Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653William Kuhlman (1978 Sipe/Center for Faith and Life, Luther College, Decorah, IA) Luther College 2005

ANTONIO VIVALDI (trans. BACH):  Concerto in a, BWV 596Maria Magdalena Kaczor (1997 Kern/Kitara Concert Hall, Saporo, Japan) Sapporo 015

BACHWir glauben all’an enien Gott, Vater, BWV Anh.69Joan Lippincott (1984 Fritts-Richards/St. Alphonsus Church, Seattle, WA) PGM 115

Hour 2

BACH (trans. Harbach):  Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen, fr Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 –Barbara Butler & Charles Geyer, trumpets; Barbara Harbach (1970 Schlicker/1st Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lyons, NY) Gasparo 2002

BACH (trans de Jong):  Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 114Euwe and Sybolt de Jong (1738 Müller/St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands) WestraMedia VI

BACHSchmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654Wim van Beek (1692 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) WBG 9905

BACHValet will ich dir geben BWV 736George Ritchie (1979 Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, MN) Raven 740

BACHIch hab’ mein Sach Gott heimgestellt, BWV 707André Isoir (1982 Grenzing/St. Cyprien, Perigord, France) Calliope 9796

BACH (trans. Reger):  Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in d, BWV 903Isabelle Demers (2009 Murphy/St. Patrick’s  Church, New Orleans, LA) Pro Organo 7259

BACHVor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit, BWV 668Kees van Houten (1772 Robustelly/St. Lambertus Kerk, Helmond, The Netherlands) Robustelly 01



Enjoy some additional performances by some of today’s artists:
Peter Van de Velde plays Bach-Widor at Antwerp Cathedral
Maria Magdalena Kaczor plays a Bach Trio Sonata in Poznan
Joan Lippincott discusses and plays from Bach’s Art of Fugue in Princeton, NJ
Wim van Beek plays Bach’s Fantasy in G in Groningen
George Ritchic plays from Bach’s Art of Fugue in Prescott, AZ
Andre Isoir plays Bach’s Wachet auf! at Weingarten