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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1691 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands]
1691 Schnitger at the Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Follow the Star

…music for the Feast of Epiphany, celebrating the journey of the Wise Men and their celestial beacon.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1701 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1701 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDEFantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der MorgensternMarie-Claire Alain (1691 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) Warner Classics 65179

ROBERT EDWARD SMITHWe three kingsRobert Gallagher (1995 Lively-Fulcher/Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, DC) World Library 3027

SAMUEL SCHEIDTVariations on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BuxWV 223 –Phillip Kloeckner (1997 Fisk-Rosales/Rice University, Houston, TX) Raven 935

MALCOLM WILLIAMSONThe Wise Men visit the Prince of Peace, fr Peace PiecesTom Winpenny (1963 Walker/St. John the Evangelist, London, England) Naxos 8.571375

THEODORE DUBOISMarch of the MagiRené Oberson (1992 Ayer-Morel/St. Laurence Church, Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland) Gall 700

PETER CORNELIUSThe Three Kings –Henry Hawkesworth, bass; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury, director.  KGS 0007

MAX REGERChorale-Fantasy, Wie schön leucht’ uns der Morenstern, Op. 40, no. 1 –Isabelle Demers (1942 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Amarillo, TX) Acis 01901

Hour 2

HUGO DISTLERWie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Op. 8, no. 3 –Armin Schoof (1637 Stellwagen/Jakobikirche, Lübeck, Germany) Thorofon 2293

HEINRICH REIMANN:  Fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Op. 25 –Szabó Balázs (1914 Kuhn/St. Anton Church, Zurich, Switzerland) MD&G 920 1945

CHARLES TOURNEMIRESuite for Epiphany, fr L’Orgue MystiqueAndré Marchal (1950 Holtkamp/Crouse College, Syracuse University, NY) Westminster 14130

NIELS WILHELM GADEWie schön leuchtet der MorgensternHEINRICH KAMINSKI:  Toccata on Wie schön leuchtet der MorgensternTorsten Laux (1939-79 Steinmeyer/Speyer Cathedral, Germany) Organ 7009

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