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Episode 57 – March 5, 2017

This week on the birthday of Arthur Foote, we visit some early American organ music. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Oriental Sketch, op. 41 no. 5 August 8, 2012 Composer: Arthur Foote Organist: Jens Korndörfer Album: Jens Korndörfer Performs – Organ: 1894 III/43 Schlag and Söhn/Scheffler, […]

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Episode 56 – February 26, 2017

This week we again ask “Who needs an orchestra?” as we hear orchestral transcriptions of music by Tchaikovsky, Barber, and Elgar. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Lyric Scenes to Eugene Onégin, Act III – Polonaise transcribed by Thomas Heywood Composer: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Organist: Thomas Heywood […]

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Episode 55 – February 19, 2017

This week we celebrate passing anniversaries of three composers, Jean Langlais, Niels Gade, and Edward Elgar. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Incantation pour un jour Saint Composer: Jean Langlais Organist: Colin Walsh Album: Organ Music by Dupré, Langlais, Messiaen, Ropartz, Vierne and Litaize – Guild GMCD […]

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Episode 54 – February 12, 2017

As preparation for the AGO program tomorrow night, we listen to some works published by MorningStar Music. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: March for a Joyous Occasion Composer: Conrad Susa Organist: David Higgs Album: David Higgs premieres the CB Fisk Organ of the Meyerson Symphony Center, […]

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Episode 53 – February 5, 2017

We start our second year with the organs of Henry Willis, the foremost organ builder of Victorian England. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Scherzo (Dix pieces, no. 8) Composer: Eugčne Gigout Organist: Andrew Lucas Album: Organ Showpieces from Saint Paul Cathedral – Naxos 8.550955 Organ: 1977 […]

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Episode 52 – January 29, 2017

Our new incarnation of The King of Instruments has been on the air in St. Louis for one year. In episode 52 we look back at our this first year and pick up some works that were cut of our episodes, or that we couldn’t find a place for. Hosts: […]

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Episode 51 – January 22, 2017

This week we celebrate the birthday of Joseph Casavant, the first Casavant to build organs in Canada, and father of the two Casavant Brothers whose company is still building organs today. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: DeuxiZème Symphonie en ré mineur, op. 13 no. 2 – […]

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Episode 50 – January 15, 2017

This week we recognize the uniquely American tradition of a presidential inauguration by playing music of composers, organists, and organs that are all uniquely American themselves. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Acclamation and Song Composer: Robert Shafer Organist: Haig Mardirosian Album: The Dobson Organ at Sykes […]

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Episode 49 – January 8, 2017

This episode is about the organbuilding brothers Gottfried and Andreas Silbermann. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major – St. Anne (BWV 552) Composer: JS Bach Organist: Wolfgang Rübsam Album: Bach – Clavierubung III, Vol 1 – Naxos 8.550929 and Bach – […]

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Episode 48 – January 1, 2017

We celebrate the arrival of the new year by stepping out of our usual show and present an hour of popular and theatre organ music. This week’s show is sponsored by William Partridge. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Broadway Rhythm Composer: Johnny Green Organist: Jelani Eddington […]

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Episode 47 – December 25, 2016

This week ‘s show is an hour of music to help out your Christmas celebrations. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein Playlist Title: Hark! The herald angels sing (MENDELSSOHN) Ashbury Brass and Friends, Choir of St. Luke’s, Evanston Composer: Richard Webster Organist: Charles Snider Album: Blow Ye the Trumpet in Zion […]

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Episode 46 – December 18, 2016

This week we observe the fourth Sunday of Advent and prepare ourselves for the arrival of Christmas. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist opening Title: Hört, es singt und klingt mit Schalle Composer: Herbert Paulmichl Organist: Huw Williams Album: Christmas Organ Music From St Pauls Cathedral – Priory […]

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Episode 45 – December 11, 2016

This week we observe the third Sunday of Advent with settings of the Advent chorale In dulci jubilo, and we also remember Joseph Jongen who was born 143 years ago this week. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Sortie on In dulci jubilo Composer: David Briggs Organist: […]

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Episode 44 – December 4, 2016

This week we observe the second Sunday of Advent with settings of the Advent chorale Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, and we also remember César Franck who was born 194 years ago this week. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland Composer: Andreas […]

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Episode 43 – November 27, 2016

This week we observe the first Sunday of Advent with a cantata, and we also hear the infrequently played Fantasie Triomphale of Théodore Dubois. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Title: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) Composer: JS Bach Organist: Ton Koopman Album: Bach: Organ Works […]

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Episode 42 – November 20, 2016

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving with works of Thanksgiving and settings of popular hymn tunes for the season. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Title: Sinfonia from Cantata no. 29 – Wir danken dir, Gott (BWV 29) Composer: JS Bach Organist: Benjamin Nicholas Album: The Merton Organ – Delphian […]

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Episode 41 – November 13, 2016

This week we celebrate the birthdays of Louis-James-Alfred Lefebure-Wely and Paul Hindemith. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Title: Sortie in B-flat Composer: Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wely Organist: Gordon Turk Album: French Spectaculars on the Ocean Grove Auditorium Organ – Dorian xCD90267 Organ: 1908 V/165 Hope-Jones, Ocean Grove Auditorium, […]

Episode 40 – November 6, 2016

We escape all the clamor of this week’s election and embrace the shortening daylight hours with a trip to Norway. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Title: The Bells of Nidaros Cathedral – Organ Fantasy, op. 37b Composer: Ludvig Nielsen Organist: James Hicks Album: Nordic Journey – Pro Organo […]

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Episode 39 – October 30, 2016

On this 5th Sunday of the month, we listen to new releases of recorded organ music.. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Chorale Fantasy on Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, op. 27 Composer: Max Reger Organist: Balász Szabó Album: Reger: Chorale Fantasies – MDG 920 1945-6 […]

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Episode 38 – October 23, 2016

This week we use the occasion of the birthdays of composers Franz Liszt and Howard Hanson to hear some of their music. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Title: Concerto for Organ, Harp and Strings, op. 22 no. 3, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra Composer: Howard Hanson Organist: Joseph Jackson […]