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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1978 Kleuker organ at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Neiges, L'Alpe d'Huez, France][decorative stamp]
1978 Kleuker organ at Église Notre-Dame-de-Neiges, L’Alpe d’Huez, France


…with a good theme, organist-composers can provide an exceptional ‘tour’ of the tonal resources of any instrument.

Audio 1 hr 58 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

MAX REGER: Variations on Heil dir im SiegerkranzRosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Mutter vom Guten Rat, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Germany) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 3357

SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Holsworthy Church Bells, Air with Variations –James McVinnie (1873 Henry Willis/St. Michael & All Angels, Tenbury, England, UK) Naxos 8.570410

DEREK BOURGEOIS: Variations on a Theme of Herbert Howells, Opus 87 –Christopher Herrick (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Bartholomew Episcopal, New York, NY) Hyperion CDA66605

J.S. BACH: Aria variata alla manieraitaliana, BWV 989 –Lorenzo Ghielmi (2004 Mascioni/Cathedral of Saint Mary, Tokyo, Japan) Mascioni 9798

LEO SOWERBY: Air with Variations, from Suite for Organ –Faythe Freese (1910 Skinner; 1969 Muller/Trinity Episcopal, Toledo, OH) Albany TROY368

GERRE HANCOCK: Variations on Ora LaboraBruce Neswick (1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2008 Quimby/Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo CD 7251

Filler –SAMUEL WESLEY (see above)

Hour 2

J.S. BACH: Praeludium in C, BWV 545. JOHANN CHRISTIAN HEINRICH RINCK: Variations on Heil dir im Siegeskranz, Opus 55, number 9 –Hans-Jürgen Kaiser (2009 Sandtner/St. Peter & Paul Church, Eichenzell, Germany) IFO 00 104

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG: Variations on a Recitative, Opus 40 –Livia Mazzanti (1978 Kleuker/Église Notre-Dame-de-Neiges, L’Alpe d’Huez, France) Foné CD-92F03

GERARD BUNK: Introduction, Variations and Fugue on an Old Netherlands Folksong Hoe groot, o Heer, Opus 31 –Bernhard Buttmann (2002 Klais/Konzerthaus, Dortmund, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12381

Filler –MAX REGER (see above)


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