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Episode 97 – December 10, 2017

This week we continue our observance of the season of Advent. All the music is French as we remember the organist Michel Chapuis who died last month. We also hear seasonal works by Daquin and Dupré and we celebrate the 195th birthday of César Franck with one of his grand […]

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Episode 96 – December 3, 2017

This week we start the Liturgical year with music for the first season of Advent, and we go to France to hear music of Degrigny and Lebegue. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Sleepers Wake! A Voice Is Calling (BWV 645) Composer: JS Bach Organist: Nicholas White […]

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Episode 95 – November 26, 2017

This week we pick up where we left off last week with Sigfrid Karg-Elert, and listen to other chorale settings of his, as well as music of his German contemporaries Max Reger, Paul Lincke, and Josef-Gabriel Rhienberger. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Choralvorspiel Schmücke dich, o […]

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Episode 94 – November 19, 2017

This week you can prepare to be thankful with an hour jam-packed with organ music of the season. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Sinfonia – Wir danken, dir, Gott, from cantata no. 29 Transcribed by Marcel Dupré Composer: JS Bach Organist: Rachel Laurin Album: Éternel Bach, […]

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Episode 93 – November 12, 2017

This week we remember Parisian organist Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wely who was born 200 years ago this week. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Sortie in B-flat (du Ile Livraison L’organiste Moderne) Composer: Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wely Organist: Gillian Weir Album: Scherzo – Koss D KCI0I3 Organ: […]

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Episode 92 – November 5, 2017

This week we remember Martin Luther as we near the 500th anniversary of the start of the protestant reformation. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Fragment From Drottningholm Music Composer: Johan Helmich Roman Organist: Janos Sebestyen Album: Organ Meditation – Naxos 8.550791 Organ: 1989 II/30 Jehmlich, House […]

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Episode 91 – October 29, 2017

This week we remember Martin Luther as we near the 500th anniversary of the start of the protestant reformation. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God The Augustana Choir Composer: Martin Luther Organist: Bruce Bengtson Album: Favorite Hymns from Augustana – Delta […]

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Episode 90 – October 22, 2017

In this Sunday’s show we prepare for our AGO program tomorrow evening with an hour of music based on chant. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Toccata sur un theme gregorienne Composer: Edward Shippen Barnes Organist: Simon Nieminski Album: The Organ Symphonies of Edward Shippen Barnes – […]

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Episode 89 – October 15, 2017

In this Sunday’s show we celebrate the 125th birthday of British composer Herbert Howells. . Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Sonata (no. 2) – I. Vivo, energico ed agitato Composer: Herbert Howells Organist: David Newsholme Album: Howells from Salisbury – Regent REGCD407 Organ: 1877 IV/68 Willis, […]

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Episode 88 – October 8, 2017

This week we hear more live performances from the 2017 St. Louis AGO Member’s Recital held on Monday, September 25. This was the opening program for the 2017-2018 season. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Listen here: Playlist All recital works performed on the Gress-Miles organ of Webster Groves […]

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Episode 87 – October 1, 2017

This week we take you live to Webster Groves Presbyterian Church for the 2017 St. Louis AGO Member’s Recital held on Monday, September 25. This was the opening program for the 2017-2018 season. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Listen here: All works performed on the Gress-Miles organ of […]

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Episode 86 – September 24, 2017

In this Sunday’s show we listen to organ music by Belgian composers. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Title: Fanfare Composer: Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens Organist: Michael Murray Album: French Organ Encores – Telarc CD-80104 Organ: 1950 IV/80 Aeolian-Skinner/Foley-Baker, Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Title: Priere in E Composer: Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens […]

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Episode 85 – September 17, 2017

This week go to Japan and hear organs from that country. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist: Title: Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541) Composer: JS Bach Organist: Masaaki Suzuki Album: Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works, Vol 2 – BIS 2241 Organ: 1983 IV/0 Marc […]

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Episode 84 – September 10, 2017

This week we celebrate a few birthdays on the calendar. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist: Opening Title: Marsch-Suite – Minuet Composer: Henry Purcell Organist: Roland Muhr Album: Orgel, marsch, marsch! – Motette MOT 13275 Organ: 1736 II/24 Fux, Klosterkirche (Marienkirche), Fürstenfeld, Germany Title: Marche Moderne, op. 2 […]

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Episode 83 – September 3, 2017

This week we listen to pipe organs found in the home. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist: Title: The Marriage of Figaro Overture (Roll no. 718 – arr. Albert Snow) Composer: WA Mozart Organist: Organ Roll Album: Great Organbuilders of America: A Retrospective, Vol 13 – JAV JAV […]

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Episode 82 – August 27, 2017

This week we listen to organs on the smaller side. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist: Title: Prelude and Fugue in F (BWV 556) Composer: JS Bach Organist: Marvin Mills Album: Historic Organs of Baltimore – OHS OHS-91 Organ: 1882 II/20 Johnson and Son/Andover, Westminster (Presbyterian) Preservation Trust, […]

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Episode 81 – August 20, 2017

This week we explore that favorite musical form of organists and others, the Toccata. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist: Title: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565) Composer: JS Bach Organist: William Porter Album: One of a Kind – Loft LRCD 1025 Organ: 1998 III/80 Fritts, […]

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Episode 80 – August 13, 2017

This week we explore organ music that comes in groups of threes. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist: Title: Tonstucke, op. 22 I. Moderato – [ ] – Tempo I – Adagio II. Allegretto III. Allegretto con fuoco Composer: Niels Gade Organist: Iain Quinn Album: Tender is the […]

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Episode 79 – August 6, 2017

To start off August, we explore music for summertime. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist: Title: Prelude I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso II. Andante con moto e poco rubato III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso Composer: George Gershwin Organist: Peter Stoltzfus Berton Album: Great Organbuilders of America: […]

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Episode 78 – July 30, 2017

On this fifth Sunday of the month, we listen to some new CD releases. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Title: Procession Royale Composer: George Baker Organist: Stephen Cleobury Album: The King of Instruments – A Voice Reborn – Kings College KGS0020 Organ: 1934 IV/75 Harrison and Harrison, University […]