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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Stephen Tharp][decorative stamp]
Stephen Tharp

[1949 Aeolian-Skinner/First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston][decorative stamp]
1949 Aeolian–Skinner at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston

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

[2005 Casavant/Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY][decorative stamp]
2005 Casavant at Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY

[2010 Pasi/Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston, TX][decorative stamp]
2010 Pasi at Sacred Heart Co–Cathedral, Houston, TX

Stephen's Points

…the unflappable American virtuoso Stephen Tharp talks about his career and introduces us to some pieces for which he has a strong attraction.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1503 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1503 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

NAJI HAKIMFinal, fr Hommae a Igor Stravinsky (1986)

LEO SOWERBYFantasy for Flute Stops (1934)

VINCENT PERSICHETTISonata for Organ (1960)

NADIA BOULANGER:  Prelude in f (1912)

MAX REGERChorale-Fantasy, Straf’ mich nicht in deinem Zorn, Op. 40, no. 2  --Stephen Tharp plays the 1949 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ of 235 ranks at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, performing for the American Guild of Organists (r. 6/27/14)

Hour 2

"J.S. BACHUn poco allegro, fr Trio Sonata No. 4 in eNICOLAUS BRUHNSLOUIS VIERNEFeux follets, fr Fantasy Pieces, Op. 52. Praeludium in G (1738 Müller/St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands) JAV 178

CHARLES TOURNEMIREPastorale, fr Op. 24 (2005 Casavant/Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY) JAV 160

GASTON LITAIZE: Lied, fr 12 PiecesGEORGE BAKERVariations on the Hymn Tune Rouen (2010 Pasi/Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/12/12)

 

Check out this extra audio feature of Stephen Tharp’s amazing solo transcription of Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, as premiere on the 2006 Casavant Freres organ at the Brick Church in New York City and featured on PIPEDREAMS Program #1215

Hear Stephen Tharp’s premiere performance of George Baker’s Variations on the Hymn Tune Rouen as presented in September 2010 during a Pipedreams Live event on C. B. Fisk Opus 100, the Lay Family Concert Organ of the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX. 

 

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