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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Stephen Cleobury][decorative stamp]
Stephen Cleobury

[Harrison & Harrison at King's College Chapel, Cambridge][decorative stamp]
Harrison & Harrison Organ at King's College Chapel, Cambridge

[2003 Blackinton/Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN][decorative stamp]
2003 Blackinton at Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN

[1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN][decorative stamp]
1963 Casavant at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN

Cleobury of King's

…after more than three decades as director of the Choir of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury knows his job and still keeps on his toes as an organ soloist!

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1509 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1509 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

JOHN GOSSHymn, Praise, my soul, the King of HeavenKing’s College Choir/Richard Farnes, organ (Argo 414 609)

HERBERT HOWELLSJubilate, fr Collegium RegaleKing’s College Choir/Peter Barley, organ (Argo 430 205)

HOWELLSAnthem, Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooksKing’s College Choir/Christopher Hughes, organ (EMI 54418)

HOWELLSPaean, fr Six PiecesStephen Cleobury (1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/29/08)

G. F. HANDELArrival of the Queen of ShebaStephen Cleobury, organ (Priory DVD 3)

HOWELLSRhapsody No. 2Stephen Cleobury, organ (Priory 480)

WALTER ALCOCKIntroduction and PassacagliaStephen Cleobury, organ (Priory 005)

Hour 2

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANNConcerto da Caccia in D –Crispian Steele Perkins, trumpet; Stephen Cleobury, organ (Priory 189)

JOHN RUTTERAll bells in paradiseKing’s College Choir/Ben-San Lau, organ (KGS 001)

JUDITH WEIRIlluminare, JerusalemKing’s College Choir/Ashley Grote, organ (EMI 58070)

JUDITH BINGHAMJacob’s Ladder (Concerto) –TCAGO Festival Orchestra/Philip Brunelle, conductor; Stephen Cleobury (2003 Blackinton/Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/24/08)

EDWARD ELGAR (arr. Atkins):  Organ Sonata No. 2Stephen Cleobury (1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/29/08)

Mr. Cleobury talks about his choir, the regular commissioning of new music, an upcoming major renovation of the Chapel’s Harrison & Harrison pipe organ (which, unless otherwise indicated, is today’s featured instrument), and ‘connecting to his roots’ by keeping in shape as a soloist.

The Choir of King’s College tours in the United States between March 20-26, 2015, with appearances in New York City, Washington-DC, Saint Paul, Chicago and Dallas.

Watch an excerpt from Stephen Cleobury’s Priory DVD of the King’s College Chapel pipe organ, and listen online to Cleobury’s performance of Calvin Hampton’s Concerto for Organ and Strings (PIPEDREAMS #1402), as well as some additional solo selections from the post-convention AGO concert at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis:

            SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY:  Choral Song and Fugue
            JOHN McCABE:  Nocturne
            WILLIAM MATHIAS:  Partita, Opus 19

 

 

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