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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1651 van Hagerbeer organ at the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands]
1651 van Hagerbeer organ at the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

[1692 Arp Schnitger organ [plus additions] at the Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands]
1692 Arp Schnitger organ [plus additions] at the Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands

[1738 Müller organ at Saint Bavo Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands]
1738 Müller organ at Sint-Bavokerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Dutch Treats

The Netherlands, beyond its eye-catching windmills and colorful tulips, is home to an incredible treasure of historic and modern pipe organs.

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Music played in the program

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Toccata –Leo van Doeselaar (1643 van Hagerbeer/Pieterskerk, Leiden, The Netherlands) Radio Nederland CD-92119

HANS KOTTER: 2 Pieces: Prooemium in d; Salve ReginaPieter van Dijk (16th c. Anonymous/Reformed Church, Oosthuizen, The Netherlands) Emergo CD-3995

SUSANNE VAN SOLDT MANUSCRIPT: 2 Dances –Vincent van Laar (1659 de Mare/Reformed Church, Midwolde, The Netherlands) Organa Incognita CD-260598

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Variations, Ick voer all over RhijnBernard Winsemius (1651 van Hagerbeer/Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) InterSound 1006

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in C –Piet Kee (1725 F.C. Schnitger/Sint Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, The Netherlands) Chandos CD-0514

SIETZE de VRIES: Psalm 118 –Sietze de Vries (1727 Müller/Jacobijnerkerk, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands) JSB Records 10113

WILLEM van TWILLERT: Psalm 117 –Willem van Twillert (1743 Hinsz/Bovenkerk, Kampen, The Netherlands) Festivo FECD-126

BERT MATTER: Agnus Dei –Maria voor’t Hekke, soprano; Toon Hagen (1639 Bader; 1813 Timpe/Sint Walburgiskerk, Zutphen, The Netherlands) VLS Records 1097

MARIUS MONNIKENDAM: Toccata Number 2 [1976] –Jaap Kroonenburg (1732 Garrels/Grote Kerk, Maassluis, The Netherlands) Lindenberg LBCD-88

GEORG BÖHM: Praeludium, Fuga & Postludium in g –Wim van Beek (1692 Arp Schnitger [plus additions]/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) Fidelio Praestant 6609

MAX REGER: Prelude in d, Opus 65, number 7 –Bas de Vroome (1857 Witte/Oude Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands) Lindenberg LBCD-67/70

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Andante & Variations –Feike Asma (1726 Vater/Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) Festivo 6921 692

KLAAS BOLT: Postlude on a Dutch Chorale –Klaas Bolt (1738 Müller/Sint-Bavokerk [St. Bavo Church], Haarlem, The Netherlands) Lindenberg LBCD-38

Filler –SIETZE DE VRIES: Psalm 118 (see above)


These and other remarkable instruments were visited during our 2007 Organ Tour in the Netherlands, May 6-18.

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