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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen][decorative stamp]
1890 Cavaillé–Coll at St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen

[1930 Skinner/Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, OH][decorative stamp]
1930 Skinner at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, OH

[1929 Skinner/Museum Center at Union Depot, Cincinnati, OH][decorative stamp]
1929 Skinner at the Museum Center at Union Depot, Cincinnati, OH

[Wurlitzer/RKO Palace, Rochester, NY][decorative stamp]
Wurlitzer at RKO Palace, Rochester, NY

[1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral][decorative stamp]
1887 Willis at Truro Cathedral

Cathedral Resonances

…sometimes lofty, sometimes light-hearted, this music either was inspired by and/or performed in an awesome ambience.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1432 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1432 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of August 11, 2013

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

LOUIS VIERNECathédrales, Op. 55, no. 3, fr Pieces de Fantasie, Book IVBen van Oosten (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen) Dabringhaus & Grimm 316 0847

SIGFRID KARG-ELERTCathedral Windows, Op. 106, nos. 1-3 (Kyrie; Ave Maria; Resonet in Laudibus)Stefan Engels (1930 Skinner/Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, OH) Priory 819

OLIVIER MESSIAENApparition de l’eglise eternelleOlivier Messiaen (1871 Cavaillé-Coll/Trinity Church, Paris) EMI Classics 67400

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (trans. Robin):  La cathédrale engloutie, fr Preludes, Book IJean-Baptiste Robin (1929 Skinner/Museum Center at Union Depot, Cincinnati, OH) Brilliant Classics 94726

VIERNELes cloches de Hinckley, Op. 55, no. 6, fr Pieces de Fantasie, Book IV --Olivier Latry (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) BNL 112742

Hour 2

FREDERICK LOEWEGet me to the church on time, fr My Fair LadyTom Hazleton (Wurlitzer/Merle Norman Tower, Sylmar, CA) Pro Arte 434

CARL HAHNThe Green CathedralRon Rhode (1927 Barton/Iowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA) Roxy Productions 103

GEOFFREY O’HARAI walked today where Jesus walkedDavid Peckham (1925 Marr & Colton/Clemens Center Theatre, Elmira, NY) Veteran Hill Productions 1961

JULE STYNESundayDavid Peckham (Wurlitzer/Auditorium Theater, Rochester, NY) Veteran Hill Productions 6412

CHRISTOPHER STEELChanging Moods, Op. 59 –William Saunders (1881 Hunter/Cathedral of Saints Mary and Helen, Brentwood, England) Regent 346

SIR ARTHUR BLISSIntermezzo, fr Miracle in the GorbalsTom Bell (1970 Harrison/Durham Cathedral, England) Regent 409

JULIAN PHILIPSChurch MusicTruro Cathedral Choir/Christopher Gray, director; Luke Bond (1887 Willis/Truro Cathedral) Regent 422

KARG-ELERTCathedral Windows, Op. 106, nos. 4-6 (Adeste fidelis; Saluto Angelico; Lauda Sion) –Hans Fagius (1928 Frobenius/Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark) Bis 1184

For adventuresome and broad-minded viewers, Paul Festa’s provocative film Apparition of the Eternal Church explores the unexpected responses of a variety of people to a first-time hearing of Olivier Messiaen’s mesmerizing 1931 score, a fascinating portrait of how people listen to music.

The Rochester (NY) Auditorium Theater Wurlitzer (see JULE STYNE above) is featured in a new season of concerts beginning September 14 with an appearance by Jonathan Ortloff, who played there in a previous PIPEDREAMS program).