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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2010 GOArt-Schnitger organ at Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York] [decorative stamp]
2010 GOArt-Schnitger organ at Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

[2010 Noack organ, Opus 152, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, Wisconsin] [decorative stamp]
2010 Noack organ, Opus 152, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Old Is New (encore)

…instruments at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and the Catholic Cathedral in La Crosse, Wisconsin demonstrate two divergent ways of approaching the "classical organ."

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN (arr. Baker): Egmont Overture, Opus 84 –Martin Baker (2010 Noack/Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, WI) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/5/11)

JOHANN GOTTLIEB GRAUN: Allegro, from Organ Concerto in g. GRAUN: Aria, Geist der Wahrheit. FREDERICK II (King of Prussia): Allegro in C –Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano; Steven Zohn, flute; David Yearsley (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornel University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/3/11)

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH: Fantasy & Fugue in e, Wq. 119/7 –Harald Vogel (Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/13/11)

MARTIN BAKER: Improvisation on Conditor alme siderumMartin Baker (La Crosse)

Filler –HANDEL (see above)

Hour 2

PAUL MANZ: Aria –Gregory Peterson (2008 Noack/Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/21/09)

G.F. HANDEL: Concerto in B-flat, Op. 4, No. 2 –Martin Baker (La Crosse Cathedral) Pipedreams Archive (r. 5/1/11)

J.S. BACH: Allegro, from Trio Sonata Number 1 in E-flat, BWV 525 –David Yearsley (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/8/11)

GEORG PHILIPP TELEMANN: Die Tonkunst –Kristen Dubenion-Smith, mezzo-soprano; Steven Zohn, flute; David Yearsley (2010 GOArt-Schnitger/Anabel Taylor Chapel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/3/11)

MAX REGER: Chorale-fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Op. 40, No. 1 –Martin Baker (La Crosse) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/5/11)

Filler –BACH: Passacaglia, BWV 582 (Baker/La Crosse)

The instrument at Cornell is a ‘fantasy reconstruction’ of an organ destroyed during World War II, originally made in 1706 by Arp Schnitger for the Eosander Chapel in Berlin 's Charlottenburg Castle. The project involved scholars at the Gothenburg Organ Art Center (GOArt) in Sweden, craftsmen from the shop of Parsons Pipe Organ Builders in Bristol, NY, and Ithaca cabinet-maker Christopher Lowe, all working under the direction of Munetaka Yokota. Performances were recorded by Roger Sherman for the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies.

The organ by Fritz Noack is one of a pair of recent projects initiated by the Archdiocese of La Crosse, WI. Though following ‘classical principals’ of design, it is a contemporary, eclectic instrument.

This 'encore' program was broadcast originally in February 2012 as #1206.


APOBAPIPEDREAMS is supported by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, and Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation. Additional support comes from Andover Organ Company of Methuen, MA, and Bedient Pipe Organ Company of Roca, NE, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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