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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1746 Hildebrandt
1746 Hildebrandt/Welzelkirche, Naumburg

A Way With Bach

…in anticipation of the upcoming Pipedreams Tour in Germany, we sample various interpretive approaches of Bach’s music played on instruments in Bach Country.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

BACH: Komm, heiliger Geist, BWV 651 –James Kibbie (1755 Silbermann-Hildebrandt/Hofkirche, Dresden) Block M Records 3

BACH: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 655 –Johannes Unger (2000 Wöhl/Thomaskirche, Leipzig) Rondeau 6050/51

BACH: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 709 –Ewald Kooiman (1735 Silbermann/Petrikirche, Freiberg) Querstand 0022

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend. BACH: Fugue in d, BWV 538 –Michael Schönheit (1739 Trost/Schlosskirche, Altenburg) MD&G 319.052

DAVID TIMM: Prelude in E (after Bach’s WTC, BWV 854) –Reiko Brockelt, saxophone; David Timm (2000 Wöhl/Thomaskirche, Leipzig) Profil 04087

BACH (arr. Karg-Elert): Air, fr Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 –Johannes Unger (1908 Sauer/Thomaskirche, Leipzig) Priory 788

MAX REGER: 2 Pieces, fr Op. 129 (No. 4, Melodia in B-flat; No. 5, Capriccio in g) –Michael Schönheit (1911 Walcker/Jakobuskirche, Ilmenau) MD&G 319.0052

BACH: Fugue in F, BWV 540 –James Kibbie (1755 Silbermann-Hildebrandt/Hofkirche, Dresden) Block M Records 1

Hour 2

BACH (attrib.): Prelude & Fugue in B-flat, BWV 898 –Jean Ferrard (1721 Silbermann/ Georgenkirche, Rötha) Querstand 0219

BACH: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 737; Ach, was sol lich Sünder machen, BWV 743 –Cristina Garcia Banegas (1722 Silbermann/Evangelische Kirche, Störmthal) Perro Andaluz 6216

BACH: Fantasy & Fugue in c, BWV 537 –Cristina Garcia Banegas (1714 Silbermann, main organ/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Freiberg) Perro Andaluz 6934

BACH: Prelude in b, BWV 544 –Dietrich Wagler (1719 Silbermann, choir organ/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Freiberg) Motette 12701

BACH: Canonic Variations, Vom Himmel hoch, BWV 769a –James Kibbie (1755 Silbermann-Hildebrandt/Hofkirche, Dresden) Block M Records 1

DAVID FRANKE: Evening Intermezzo (after Bach’s BWV 565) –David Franke (1746 Hildebrandt/Welzelkirche, Naumburg) Organ Promotion 8007

Our next PIPEDREAMS Tour takes place May 22-June 4, 2019, with visits to Bach Country: Eisenach, Arnstadt, Erfurt, Weimar, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin, Naumburg, Altenburg, Freiberg and many other towns and villages in Saxony and Thuringia.


APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in memory of Wesley C. Dudley by his family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, IA, and Randall Dyer & Associates, Inc. of Jefferson City, TN, 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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