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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1981 Kern
1981 Kern/Strasbourg Cathedral, France

Alsacian Adventure

…we preview some instruments to be visited during the upcoming Spring Pipedreams Tour (May 23-June 7, 2020).

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

J. S. BACHPrelude in E-flat, BWV 552Ute Gremme-Geuchen (1741 Johann-Andrea Silbermann/St. Thomas Church, Strasbourg) Aeolis 10861

BACHJesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665Ewald Kooiman (1778 J-A Silbermann/Protestant Temple, Bouxwiller) Aeolus 10851

BACH:  2 Chorale-preludes (Nun freut euch, BWV 734; An Wasserflüssen Babylon, BWV 653b) –Helmut Walcha (1780 J-A Silbermann/St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg) Archiv 419904

THEODORE PARMENTIER:  Andantino.  THEOPHILE STERN:  Fantasie in d –Yannick Merlin (2003 Koenig/St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg) Ktesiobios 043

BACHLobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich, Emans 129 –Gerhard Gnann (1745 J-A Silbermann/Protestant Temple, Wasselonne) Aeolus 10931

BACHFugue in c, BWV 575 –Gerhard Gnann (1750 J-A Silbermann/St. Maurice, Soultz-Haut-Rhin) Aeolus 10911

JULES MASSENETSunday Evening, fr Scenes AlsaciennesBéatrice Piertot & Yannick Merlin (1833 Callinet/St. Jean-Baptiste, Mollau) Sonare Resonare 1111026

Filler – BACH:  Nun freut euch (see above)

Hour 2

SIGFRID KARG-ELERTNun danket alle Gott, Op. 65, no. 59GUNTER RAMIN:  Canzona  –Joachim Dorfmüller (1780 J-A Silbermann/St. Pierre-le-Jeune, Strasbourg) MG&D 3330

FRANÇOIS COUPERIN (trans. Bach):  Aria, BWV 587 –Ann Elise Smoot (1741 Johann-Andreas Silbermann/St. Thomas Protestant Church, Strasbourg) JAV 192

JACQUES BOYVINSuite on the 3rd Ton (Prélude-Fugue-Desus de cornet- Grand Dialogue) –Kola Owolabi (1732 Andreas Silbermann/St. Maurice Abbey, Ebersmunster) Raven 997

FELIX MENDELSSOHNFugue, fr Sonata No. 6Albert Schweitzer (1931 Haerpfer/Protestant Church, Gunsbach) Archipel 0224

CHARLES-MARIE WIDORClassique d’aujourd’hui, fr Op. 87Frédéric Ledroit (1864 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Etienne, Mulhouse) Skarbo 1102

CHARLES KIENZL:  Pastorale.  MARTIN VOGT:  Sonata (excerpts) –Béatrice Piertot & Yannick Merlin (1833 Callinet/St. Jean-Baptiste Church, Mollau) Sonare Resonare 1111026

MARIE-JOSEPH ERB:  Sonata (1927) –Yannick Merlin (2003 Koenig/St. Pierre-le-Jeune Church, Strasbourg) Ktesiobios 043

Filler – BACH:  Prelude in E-flat (see above)

The pipe organ traditions of the Alsace-Lorraine region have been enriched by the area’s blended Franco-Gernanic culture. Be part of the party when we visit these and many other instruments during the next PIPEDREAMS Group Tour of Alsace-Lorraine (May 23-June 7, 2020). Register now!


APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their 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 Bond Organ Bulders, Inc. of Portland, OR, and Buzard Pipe Organ Builders of Champaign, IL, 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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