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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Tlacochahuaya Organ
Organ at San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Mexico

The Marvels of Mexico

…delight in the historic sounds of modest and monumental instruments in Mexico City and Oaxaca province.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

FRANCISCO CORREA de ARAUXO: Tiento de sexto tono. SAMUEL SCHEIDT: BergamascaRobert Bates (Oaxaca Cathedral) IOHIO 3

PIERRE ATTAIGNANT: 2 Pieces (Aupres de vous secretement & A mes ennuis). ANTONIO de CABEZON: Tiento de primer tonoAndrés Cea Galán (Tlacolula)

MELCHOR LOPEZ: Sonata in G –Andre Lash (San Andrés Zautla)

ANONYMOUS (attrib. Thomas Preston): Upon la mi re. FRANZ ANTON MAICHELBECK: Gavotte –Andrés Cea Galán & Christoph Hammer (San Andrés Zautla)

GERARDUS SCRONX: Echo Fantasy. ANONYMOUS: Sin titulo. PETER PHILIPS: FantasyJan Willem Jansen (Tlacochahuaya)

DOMENICO CIMAROSA: Sonata No. 51 in C –Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (Tlacochahuaya) IOHIO 4

TRADITIONAL: Danza de la Pluma –Valentín Hernández, percussion; Cicely Winter (Oaxaca Cathedral) IOHIO 5

Filler – SCRONX (see above)

Hour 2

PADRE ANTONIO SOLER: Concerto No. 3 in G for Two OrgansJürgen Essl (1735 Nassarre) & Jeremy Joseph (1695 Sesma/Mexico City Cathedral) Cybele 031802

CORREA: Segunto tiento de quarto tonoRobert Bates (Oaxaca Cathedral) IOHIO 3

BARTOLOMÉ de SELMA y SALAVERDE: Sonata for Recorder –Horacio Franco, recorder; José Suárez Molina (Oaxaca Cathedral) IOHIO 2

HUGO DISTLER: Frish auf VariationsDavid Furniss (Tlaxiaco)

HENNING SOMMEROO: Improvisation and Song (Mari moder)Ingeborg Hungnes, voice; Henning Sommerro (Oaxaca Cathedral) Kirkelig Kulturverksted 222

SEBASTIAN AGUILERA de HEREDIA: Pange linguaJoel Vásquez (Tamazulapan)

TRADITIONAL (arr. Winter): Llevame Oaxaquena. TRADITIONAL: Jarabe Mixe –Valentin Hernandez, percussion; Cicely Winter/Oaxaca Cathedral (IOHIO 5)

ANTONIO de CABEZON: Dulce memoria. CORREA: Tiento del quinto tonoGuy Bovet (Tlacochahuaya) IOHIO 1

TRADITIONAL: Folk Tunes of Oaxaca (Mi Linda Oaxaca; Sones de Pochutla) –Valentín Hernández, percussion; Cicely Winter (Oaxaca Cathedral) IOHIO 5

Filler – ANONYMOUS: Sin Titulo (see above)

See Michael Barone's photos of Oaxacan organs by clicking here.

With commentary from Cicely Winter of the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca (IOHIO), we enjoy performances on 17th and 18th century instruments at the Cathedrals of Oaxaca (1712 Chávez) and Mexico City (1695 Sesma + 1735 Nassarre), and Oaxacan area churches (1726 Anonymous/San Andrés, Zautla; 1725 Anonymous/San Jeronimo, Tlacochahuaya; 1792 Neri/Templo de Santa Maria de la Asunción, Tlacolula; Tamazulapan; 18th c. Anonymous/Santa María Asunción, Tlaxaco), many recorded during the 2018 IOHIO Festival. Read more about that festival here.

IOHIO has released five albums devoted to historic instruments in the Oaxaca region, available in the USA through the Organ Historical Society:

• Volume 1 – Guy Bovet at Tlacochahuaya
• Volume 2 – José Suárez Molina at Oaxaca Cathedral
• Volume 3 – Robert Bates at Oaxaca Cathedral
• Volume 4 – Luigia Ferdinando Tagliavini at Tlacochahuaya
• Volume 5 – Cecily Winter & Valentin Hernandez (percussion) at Oaxaca Cathedral

The next International Organ and Early Music Festivals in Oaxaca, sponsored by IOHIO, is scheduled for February 18-23, 2020. Don’t miss out!

These additional articles, from Vox Humana, may be of some interest:

Historic Organs in Oaxaca, by Cicely Winter
The Mexican Baroque Organ at Tlacochahuaya, by Christopher Holman
Historic Organ Restoration in the Americas, by Susan Tettershall

For further listening, check out episode 0242, dedicated to the inaugural festival in Oaxaca.

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 Casavant Freres, Ltd. of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada and Dobson Pipe Organ Builders of Lake City, IA, 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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