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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Willis-Mander/St. Paulís Cathedral, London]
Willis–Mander at St. Paulís Cathedral, London

O How Glorious

…common sense tells us that the pipe organ’s most important ‘stop’ is the room in which it speaks.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

AARON COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common ManDorothy Papadakos (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City) B&V 100

WILLIAM MATHIAS: FanfareJohn Scott (Willis-Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London) Nimbus 5367

JEAN BERVEILLER: Mouvement. OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Transports de joie, fr L’AscensionJeanne Demessieux (1967 Walker/Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, England) Festivo 141

J.S. BACH (arr. Gade): Variations on Sei gegrüsset Jesu gütig, BWV 768 (arranged for four hands and four feet) –Olivier Vernet & Cedrick Meckler (1979 Tambourini/St. Charles Church, Monte Carlo, Monaco) Ligia Digital 0104200-09

JOSEPH RENNER: Theme and Variations, Op. 58 –Franz Josef Stoiber (2009 Rieger/Regensburg Cathedral, Germany) Motette 13791

HERBERT HOWELLS: Psalm Prelude No. 1 (Lo, the poor crieth), fr Op. 32 –Christopher Dearnley (Willis-Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London) Hyperion 66394

BASIL HARWOOD: O how gloriousChoir of St. Paul’s Cathedral/John Scott, conductor; Andrew Lucas (Willis-Mander/St. Paul’s Cathedral, London) Hyperion 66618

Hour 2

BERNARDO STORACE: Balletto. OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Apparition de l’Eglise eternelleLorenzo Ghielmi (2004 Mascioni/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Tokyo, Japan) CR Studio 2004

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Allegro, Chorale & Fugue in d/DThomas Murray (1938-1962 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, New York, NY) Pipedreams 1001

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (trans. Rechsteiner): Dardanus Prelude; Fuguette & Tempete, fr Hippolyte et Aricie; Air, fr Castor et PolluxHenri-Charles Caget, percussion; Yves Rechsteiner (1741 Moucherel-1754 Lépine/Church of the Nativity of Mary, Cintegabelle, France) Alpha 650

THÉODORE DUBOIS: Chant pastoral, fr Douze Pieces Nouvelles. GEORG DERX: Fantasy in Free Style –Jan Ernst (1871 Ladegast/Scherwin Cathedral, Germany) Fagott 3903

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Harmonies du soir, fr Op. 72. JOSEPH JONGEN: ToccataMarsha Heather Long (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY) Koch 7008

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