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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

At the Opera

And why shouldn’t the King of Instruments play a special role in our enjoyment of music from the lyric stage?

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Music played in the program

RICHARD WAGNER (transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare): Die Meistersinger Prelude –Mark Laubach (1993 Reuter/St. John Lutheran, Allentown, PA) Pro Organo CD 7045

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare): Hansel & Gretel Prelude –Thomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) Priory PRCD338

GAETANO DONIZETTI: Una furtiva lagrima, from L’Elisir d’Amore.

GIUSEPPE VERDI: Di quella pira, from Il Trovatore –Roberto Cognazzo (1849 Lingiardi/Parish Church, La Brigue, France) ADDA CD-581181

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: My heart, at thy sweet voice, from Samson & DalilaLyn Larsen (1927 Wurlitzer/Senate Theatre, Detroit, MI) Musical Contrasts CD-206

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU: Dardanus Dance Suite –Viviane Loriaut (1987 Loriaut/Église Saint-Laurent, Aubenas, France) Gallo CD-768

GIUSEPPE VERDI: Un ballo in maschera Prelude –Wayne Marshall (1962 Harrison & Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England, UK) EMI Classics CDC 63490

VINCENZO BELLINI: I Puritani, excerpt GAETANO DONIZETTI: Don Pasquale, excerpt –Eric Aubier, trumpet; Thierry Escaich, organ; Pierre Verany 795061

PIETRO MASCAGNI: Intermezzo, from Cavalleria RusticanaVirgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) EMI Classics CDC 65426

GIOACCHINO ROSSINI: William Tell Overture –Amy Johansen, Robert Ampt (1979 Sharp/Opera House, Sydney, Australia) Move Digital 3170

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