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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[John Scott (1956-2015)]
John Scott (1956-2015)

[St. Paul's Cathedral][decorative stamp]
St. Paul's Cathedral

[1996 Taylor & Boody/St. Thomas Church, NYC][decorative stamp]
1996 Taylor & Boody at St. Thomas Church, NYC

John Scott, In Memoriam

…a tribute to the artistry of English-born organist and choral conductor John Scott, who died unexpectedly at age 59 on August 12, 2015.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1533 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1533 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of August 17, 2015

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

HENRI MULET: Tu es Petra, fr Byzantine SketchesJohn Scott (1948 Wicks/St. Mary Basilica, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/20/1980)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude & Fugue in c, Op. 37, no. 1 (1837). MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in e (1839) –John Scott (St. Paul’s Cathedral) Hyperion 66491/2

MARCEL DUPRE: Preludio, fr Deuxieme Symphonie, Op. 26John Scott (St. Paul’s Cathedral) Hyperion 67047

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in g, BuxWV 148 –John Scott (1996 Taylor & Boody/St. Thomas Church, NYC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 2/10/07)

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Ye choirs of new JerusalemChoir of St. Paul’s Cathedral/John Scott, director; Huw Williams (1872 Willis-1972 Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London) Hyperion 67087

J.S. BACH: Drum schliess ich, fr Motet No. 5, BWV 229Choir and Instruments of St. Tomas Church, NYC/John Scott, director. Resonus 10152

Filler – MARCEL DUPRÉ: Te lucis ante terminum, fr Tombeau de Titelouze, Op. 38 --John Scott (St. Paul’s Cathedral) Hyperion 66205

Hour 2

CHARLES HARFORD LLOYD & JOHN GAVIN SCOTT: Psalm 30Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral/John Scott, director; Andrew Lucas (St. Paul’s Cathedral) Hyperion 11003

JOHN GAVIN SCOTT: Easter Anthem (Christ our Passover) –Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral/John Scott, director; Huw Williams (St. Paul’s Cathedral) Hyperion 11012

WILLIAM HARRIS: Most glorious Lord of lifeSt. Thomas Church Choir/John Scott, director; Jeremy Bruns (1956 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Church, NYC) Pro Organo 7209

LIONEL ROGG: 2 Etudes for Organ (Le Canon improbable; Les Tétrachords insistant, 1986). GUY BOVET: Toccata Planyavska (1993) –John Scott (1993 Mander/Church of St. Ignatius, Loyola, NYC) Priory 643

PATRICK GOWERS: Viri Galilaei (1988)Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London/John Scott, conductor; Andrew Lucas (St. Paul’s Cathedral) Hyperion 66519

HERBERT HOWELLS: St. Paul’s Service (Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis) (1951) –Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London/John Scott, conductor; Christopher Dearnley (St. Paul’s Cathedral) Hyperion 66260

WILLIAM MATHIAS: Recessional, Op. 96 –John Scott (St. Paul’s Cathedral) Nimbus 5367

Filler – STANFORD: Justorum animae, fr Op. 38 –Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral/John Scott, director. Hyperion 66519



Some of the music and the interview segments in this program were derived from PIPEDREAMS Program #0342 (Scott Free), originally broadcast in October 2003.

Two videos show John Scott in performances of the Adagio by Frank Bridge played on the restored Kilgen organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Brooklyn, and Bach’s setting of the plaintive Advent chorale “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” on the Taylor & Boody mechanical-action organ at St. Thomas Church, NYC