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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1861 Hill organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK][decorative stamp]
1861 Hill organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

[1977 Klais organ at Ingolstadt Cathedral, Germany][decorative stamp]
1977 Klais organ at Ingolstadt Cathedral, Germany

[1983 Casavant at Saint Clements Church, Chicago, IL][decorative stamp]
1983 Casavant organ at Saint Clement’s Church, Chicago, IL

Organ Plus

…a diverse collection of other musical friends teams up with the King of Instruments to make a glorious noise.

Audio 1 hr 58 min

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Audio 59:00

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

G.F. HANDEL: Organ Concerto in B-flat, Opus 7, number 1 –Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr (1998 Goetze & Gwynn/St. Jude’s-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden, London, England UK) Harmonia Mundi CD-807447/8

TAKASHI SAKAI: Fantasia for Organ, Shakuhachi and Koto, Opus 25 –Yukihiko Mitsuka, shakuhachi; Mihoko Ono, koto; Takashi Sahai, organ; Tecla 009

JOSEPH CLOKEY: Symphonic Piece, Dialogue-Scherzo-Fugue –Andrew Gordon, piano; Brian Jones (1930 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens, Dupont Estate, Kennett Square, PA) AFKA SK-506

RUDOLPH BIBL: 2 Adagios, Opus 39 –Donald Moline, cello; Randall Swanson (1983 Casavant Frères/St. Clement RCC, Chicago, IL) Dorian DOR 80148

EUGÈNE GIGOUT (orchestrated by Joseph-Guy Ropartz): Grand Choeur Dialogué –Ingolstadt Philharmonic, Alfredo Ibarra, conductor; Franz Hauk (1977 Klais/Ingolstadt Münster, Germany) Guild GMCD 7185

Hour 2

GEORGE GURDJIEFF & THOMAS de HARTMANN: Seekers of Truth Number 5. J.S. BACH: Air, from Concerto in d, BWV 1053. G.F. HANDEL: Royal Fireworks Music Overture –Brian Neal, trumpet; Thomas Schuster (2001 Ruffatti/Epiphany RCC, Miami, FL) SingingTrumpet 2007

IMPROVISATION: Gott ist gegenwärtig –Thomas Klemm, saxophone; Wolfgang Schmiedt, guitar; Karl Scharnweber (1990 Schuke/Johanniskirche, Neubrandenburg, Germany) Nabel 4642

ARTHUR HONEGGER: 3 Psalms –Margaret Roest, soprano; Ben van Oosten (1981 Oberlinger/St. Joseph Church, Bonn-Beuel, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 0991

JOHANNES BRAHMS (arranged by Olson): Let nothing ever grieve thee, Opus 30 –Boston Brass; J. Melvin Butler (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Loft LRCD-1022

RICHARD POPPLEWELL: Organ Concerto Number 1 in D –Ulster Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, conductor; Jane Watts (1861 Hill, restored 1978 by Mander/Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK) Priory PRCD874


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