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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1721 F. C. Schnitger
1721 F. C. Schnitger/St. Michael’s Church, Zwolle, Netherlands

'M' is for Michael

…celebrating the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (9/29) with compositions and performances by various name-sakes.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

J. S. BACH:  Sinfonia to the Michaelmas Cantata, BWV 19 –Graham Ashton Brass; Duncan Patton, timpani; Anthony Newman (1993 Mander/St. Ignatius Loyola Church, New York, NY) Sonoma 0011

MICHAEL BERKELEY:  Wild Bells –Tom Winpenny (1962-2009 Harrison/St. Alban’s Abbey, England) Resonus 10119

HENRY MARTIN:  Prelude & Fugue No. 20 in B-flat (world premiere)–Christopher Houlihan (1929 Casavant-1987 Gilbert/St. Michael’s Cathedral, Springfield, MA) PD Archive (r. 6/28/15)

HERBERT HOWELLS:  Hymn, Michael (All my hope on God is founded) –Choir of Queen’s College, Cambridge/James Weeks; Matthew Steynor (1892 Binns/Queen’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England) Guild 7160

HENRY MARTIN:  2 Preludes & Fugues (No. 23 in a; No. 24 in C) (world premiere) –Michael Unger (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO) PD Archive (r. 7/5/18)

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Hour 2

GUGLIELMO MATTIOLI:  Toccata brillante –Andre Macinanti (1889 Verati/St. Michael the Archangel Church, Bologna, Italy) Tactus 800002

BACH: Fugue in D, BWV 532 –Michael Murray (1721 F. C. Schnitger/St. Michael’s Church, Zwolle, Netherlands) Telarc 80385

MICHAEL BURKHARDT:  4 Hymn Improvisations (At the name of Jesus; Children of the heavenly father; I know that my redeemer lives; Crown him with many crowns) –Michael Burkhardt (1988 Casavant/Christ College, Irvine, CA) MorningStar 11MB

MICHAŁ MARKUSZEWSKI:  Variations, Jesu, meine Zuversicht –Michał Markuszewski (1938 Rieger/Mother of God Church, Röwne, Poland) Ars Sonora 15

MICHAEL RADULESCU:  2 Old Testament Prayers (Kehre uns, herr, zu dir; Herr, ich höre die Lunde) –Maria Höller, soprano; Michael Radulescu (1982 Metzler/Jesuit Church, Lucerne, Switzerland) Ars Musica 1075

OLIVIER MESSIAEN:  Combat de la Mort et de la Vie, fr Les Corps Glorieux –Jon Gillock (1871 Cavaillé-Coll/Church of the Trinity, Paris, France) Jade 2.  We note that the Archangel Michael is known both as the healing angel and the protector and leader of the Army of God, elements well-portrayed in this remarkable score.

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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 Berghaus Organ Company, Inc. of Bellwood, IL, and Bond Organ Builders, Inc. of Portland, OR, 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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