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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1971 Holtkamp
1971 Holtkamp/Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

It's Greek to Me

…these works on classical Greek themes remind us that it was a Greek engineer, Ctesibius, who invented the pipe organ more than 2300 years ago!

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Hour 1

J-B LULLY: March, fr AlcesteMichel Chapuis (1710 Clicquot/Versailles Palace Chapel, France) Palace Versailles 004

JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (trans. Rechsteiner): Ballet excerpts (Sarabande, fr Zoroastre; Air tendre, fr Dardanus; Tambourin, fr Les Fete d’Hébé)Henri-Charles Caget, percussion; Yves Rechsteiner (1741 Moucherel-1754 Lepine/Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, Cintegabelle, France) Alpha 650

FRANZ LISZT (trans. Gottschalg): PrometheusThomas Trotter (1977 Klais/Minster/Ingolstadt, Germany) Argo 430244

LOUIS VIERNE: Naiades, Op. 55, no. 4George Baker (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Abbey of St. Ouen, Rouen, France) Solstice 917

PAMELA DECKER: KairosPamela Decker (1965 Flentrop/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle, WA) Loft 1076

HUBERT PARRY: Bridal March, fr Aristophanes’ The BirdsDouglas Major (Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Gothic 18828

Filler – RAMEAU Tamborin (see above)

Hour 2

GEORGES ATHANASIADÈSSuite for Organ (1981)Georges Athanasiadès (1950 Kuhn/Basilica, St. Maurice, Switzerland) Tudor 7130

MONICA HOUGHTONErebusKarel Paukert (1971 Holtkamp/Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH) Azica 71229

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMSThe Wasps OvertureDavid Briggs (1912 Walker-2010 Mander/Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England) Albion 21/22

JEAN GUILLOUIcarusJean Guillou (1880 Merklin-1966 Gonzalez/Church of St. Eustache, Paris, France) Philips 446644

JACQUES OFFENBACH: Orpheus in the UnderworldAhreum Han (1971 Reuter/1st Presbyterian Church, Davenport, IA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/21/17) or Raven 148

MAURICE RAVEL (trans. Idenstam):  Daybreak, fr Daphnis et ChloeGunnar Idenstam (1912 Stalhuth-2002 Jann/St. Martin’s Church, Dudelange, Luxembourg) BIS 2049

Filler – PARRY Bridal March (see above)

APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Muller Pipe Organ Company of Croton, OH, and Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc. of Stowe, PA, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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