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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1475 Da Prato/San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy]
1475 Da Prato at San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy

Toccata, Again!

…whether fiery demonstrations of tactile agility or thoughtful meditations on cosmic principals, this genre provides a touchstone for the organist’s art.

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Hour 1

WILLIAM WOLSTENHOLME:  Toccata in B-flat –Adrian Partington (1882 Willis/Reading Town Hall, England) Priory 687

BASIL HARWOODToccata, Op. 49 –Jeremy Filsell (1986 Harrison/Winchester Cathedral, England) Herald 162

AURELIO BONELLIToccata AthalantaHadrien Jourdan (1596 Malamini) & Jean-Christopher Leclere (1475 Da Prato/San Petronio Basilica, Bologna, Italy) Syrius 141312

JOHN LAMBERT:  Echo Toccata –Timothy Boyd (1998 Jehmlich/St. Wolfgang’s Church, Schneeberg, Germany) Regent 252

GUY BOVETToccata (1963)Guy Bovet (1993 Woehl/St. Petri Church, Cuxhaven, Germany) MD&G 320 0675

HERMANN SCHROEDERToccata in c, Op. 5 –Hans-André Stamm (1980 Klais/Altenberg Cathedral, Germany) Prezioso 800.012

FRANCIS JACKSON:  Toccata in b –Hugh McLean (Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England) Argo 478 8918

JOSEPH JONGENToccata in D-flat, Op. 104 –David Spicer (1963 Austin/Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, PA) Pro Organo 7132

Hour 2

ROBERT PRIZEMANToccata (Songs of Praise)Martin Heini (1996 Goll/Church of St. Katharina, Horw, Switzerland) Guild 7401

GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDIToccata No. 9 (Book 2) –Massimo Nosetti (1981 Zanin/Santa Maria Maggiore, Spilimbergo, Italy) Syrius 141304

BONAVENTURA SOMMAToccataMassimo Nosetti (1948 Tamburini/Messina Cathedral, Italy) Syrius 141403

J. S. BACHToccata in c, BWV 911 –Kevin Bowyer (1962 Marcussen/St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark) Nimbus 5606/7

CHRISTOPHER MAXIMToccata NuptialeMichael Stairs (1931 Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Stentor 00872

ACHILLE PHILIPToccata & Fugue in aGerard Brooks (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen Abbey, Rouen, France) Priory 558


If you enjoyed this program, you’ll surely take pleasure in these shows from the archive:

Reach Out and Touch! (#0205)
Toccata! (#0518)
Toccata (#0847)
Toccatas, Again (#1516)

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