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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1976 Zwiderski/Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand, Comminges, France][decorative stamp]
1976 Zwiderski at the Cathedral of Saint–Bertrand, Comminges, France

[1971 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY][decorative stamp]
1971 Aeolian–Skinner at St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY

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

Classic Concertos

…since the 18th century, the combination of organ with other instrumental ensembles has provided many good vibes.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

J. S. BACHSinfonia No. 29 –Columbia Chamber Symphony/Zoltan Rozsnyai, director; E. Power Biggs (1770 Mallon/Eisenstadt Parish Church, Austria) CBS 42646

MICHEL CORRETTEOrgan Concerto No. 1 in G –Concerto Rococo; Jean-Patrice Brosse (1976 Zwiderski/Cathedral of Saint-Bertrand, Comminges, France) Pierre Verany 793113

ANDREA LUCHESIOrgan Concerto in F –J.C. Bach Akademie/Ingeborg Scheerer, director; Johannes Geffert (1990 Klais positive/Emanuel Church, Cologne-Rondorf, Germany) Fermate 20002

GEORG CHRISTOPH WAGENSEILConcerto No. 6 in G –SW German Chamber Orchestra/Vadislav Czarnecki, director; Stefan Johannes Bleicher (1733 Vischer/St. Peter & Paul Church, Mössingen, Germany) ebs 6089 

LEO SOWERBYClassic Concerto –Fairfield Orchestra/John Welsh, director; David Mulbury (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York, NY) Marco Polo 8.223725

Hour 2

BACHSinfonia No. 35 –Leipzig Gewandhaus Chamber Orchestra/Hans-Joachim Rotzsch, director; E. Power Biggs (1975 Schuke/Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany) CBS 42646

BACHConcerto in D, BWV 1053Le Parlement de Musique/Martin Gester, director/André Isoir (1990 Westenfelder/Saint Macre, Fere-en-Tardenois, France) LaDolceVolta 118.0

G. F. HANDELOrgan Concerto No. 10 in d, Op. 7, no. 4Concerto Amsterdam/Jaap Schröder, director; Daniel Chorzempa (1780 Künckel/Oud Katholieke Kerk, Haarlem, The Netherlands) PentaTone 5186 109

JEAN LANGLAIS:  Theme, Variations and Finale –Georgian Chamber Orchestra of Ingolstadt/Markus Poschner, director; Franz Hauk (1977 Klais/Ingolstadt Cathedral, Germany) Guild 7264

If you are intrigued by this genre of music for organ and larger ensembles, check out these resources:

                Program #9937 – Four Concertos           
                Program #0304 – Concertos a la Carte
                Program #0409 – Concertos a la Française
                Program #0519 – Concerto Curios 
                Program #0637 – Getting a Handel On It
                Program #0807 – The English Concerto
                Program #1205 – Concertos (I)
                Program #1224 – Concertos (II)
                Program #1325 – Concertos (III)
                Program #1402 – More Concertos
                Program #1402 – Still More Concertos

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