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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1978 Mascioni/Chiesa San Alessandro, Barzio, Italy][decorative stamp]
1978 Mascioni at Chiesa San Alessandro, Barzio, Italy

[2004 Aubertin/Saint-Louis en l’Ile, Paris, France][decorative stamp]
2004 Aubertin at Saint-Louis en l'Ile, Paris, France

[1873 Hill/Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex, England][decorative stamp]
1873 Hill at Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex, England

[2010 Reuter/Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, TX][decorative stamp]
2010 Reuter at Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, TX

[1991 Ahrend/San Simpliciano Basilica, Milan, Italy][decorative stamp]
1991 Ahrend at San Simpliciano Basilica, Milan, Italy

Various Variants

…with a good theme, variation sets provide organists and composers an exceptional opportunity to tour the tonal resources of any instrument.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1606 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1606 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

ANONYMOUS: Variations on La FoliaAntonio Frigé (1978 Mascioni/Chiesa San Alessandro, Barzio, Italy) Nuovo Era 7042

W. A. MOZART: Andante & Variations in G, K. 501Olivier Vernet & Cédric Meckler (2004 Aubertin/Saint-Louis en l’Ile, Paris, France) Ligia Digital 0104171-06

GERRE HANCOCK: Variations on Ora LaboraTodd Wilson (1969 Adams/St. Thomas Church, New York, NY) Raven 951

JOSEPH BONNETMagnificat (6 verses), Op. 10, no. 7 –Frédéric Ledroit (1965 Beuchet-Debierre/Cathedral of St. Peter, Angouleme, France) Skarbo 2038

DEREK BOURGEOIS: Variations on a Theme by Herbert HowellsDaniel Moult (1873 Hill/Arundel Cathedral, West Sussex, England) Regent 434

JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: Concert Variations on the Austrian HymnScott Montgomery (2010 Reuter/Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, TX) Raven 944

Hour 2

J. S. BACH: Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667Lorenzo Ghielmi (1991 Ahrend/San Simpliciano Basilica, Milan, Italy) Passacaille 954

JOHANN SAMUEL BEYER: Variations, Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist –Dietrich Wagler (1735 Silbermann/Petrikirche, Freiberg, Germany) Motette 12081

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Ballo del Granduca (variations)Brad Hughley (2003 Rosales/St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA) Raven 930

JOSEPH BONNET: Magnificat (6 verses), Op. 10, no. 7Frédéric Ledroit (1965 Beuchet-Debierre/Cathedral of St. Peter, Angouleme, France) Skarbo 2038

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren (3 verses), BuxWV 213John Scott (1996 Taylor & Boody/St. Thomas Church, NYC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/28/07)

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG: Variations on a Recitative, Op. 40Aaron David Miller (1979 Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (11/2008)

FLOR PEETERS: Variations on an Old Flemish SongJean-Paul Imbert (1885 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Etienne, Caen, France) Festivo 157

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