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Episode 17 – May 29, 2016

In this week’s show we listen to some recent CD releases. This episode has been underwritten by Quimby Pipe Organs Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Trio Sonata no. 3 in D minor (BWV 527) – III. Vivace Composer: JS Bach Organist: David Enlow Album: Bach on […]

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Episode 16 – May 22, 2016

In this week’s show we explore music written for or featuring the pedals! This episode has been underwritten by Allen Organs Midwest Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Pedal Exercitum Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach Organist: Walter Kraft Album: Bach: The Complete Organ Music Title: Sonatine for Pedals […]

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Episode 15 – May 15, 2016

In this week’s show we take a trip through French Organ Music History. This episode has been underwritten by Allen Organs Midwest Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Fantaisie sur anchor che col partire Composer: Nicholas de la Grotte Organist: Juliette Grellety-Bosviel Album: Hortus Voluptatis – Hortus […]

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Episode 14 – May 8, 2016

In this week’s show we talk about organs built in St. Louis. This episode has been underwritten by Wicks Organ Company Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Vor deinen Trhon tret’ ich (BWV 668) and Wer nur den lieben, Gott lasst walten (BWV 647) Composer: Johann Sebastian […]

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Episode 13 – May 1, 2016

In this week’s show we talk about the music of three composers with birthdays this week, Johannes Brahms, Marcel Dupré, and Leo Sowerby. This episode has been underwritten by Allen Organs Midwest Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist opening Title: Neue Liebeslider waltzes, op. 65 – From the […]

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Episode 12 – April 24, 2016

This week’s show is about music performed on small pipe organs. This episode has been underwritten by Allen Organs Midwest Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Sonata – Allegro Composer: Baldassare Galuppi Organist: Catherine Todorovski Album: Historic Organs of Montréal – Organ Historical Society OHS-99 Organ: 1876 […]

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Episode 11 – April 17, 2016

This week’s show is about music for made up right on the spot. It’s all about Improvisation This episode has been underwritten by Allen Organs Midwest Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Sortie Organist: Kevin Clarke Album: Kindle Our Hearts – Pro Organo CD 7120 Organ: 1961 […]

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Episode 10 – April 10, 2016

This week’s show is about music for Organ and other instruments. It’s Organ Plus! This episode has been underwritten by Allen Organs Midwest Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Opening music Title: Trumpet Tune in D major Composer: Henry Purcell Organist: Michael Murray Trumpet: Rolf Smedvig Album: Ceremonial […]

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Episode 9 – April 3, 2016

This week we spend some time with composers and organists who spent time in St. Louis This episode has been underwritten by Third Baptist Church. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist opening Title: From the West – I. In Missouri Composer: Edwin H. Lemare Organist: Simon Nieminski Album: […]

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Episode 8 – March 27, 2016

This week we celebrate Easter with music for Brass and Organ This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Christ the Lord is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN) Composer: Richard Webster Organist: Tom Whittemore […]

Episode 7 – March 20, 2016

This week we celebrate the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach. This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist All works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach Title: Prelude and Fugue in C (BWV 531) Organist: […]

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Episode 6 – March 13, 2016

This week we explore transcriptions, music for the orchestra and other instruments brought to life on the organ. This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Overture to William Tell Composer: Gioachino Rossini […]

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Episode 5 – March 6, 2016

This week’s episode we hear music of a couple of American Composers for organ, as well as a preview of Monday night’s AGO program with Agnes Armstrong and Felix-Alexandre Guilmant. This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill […]

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Episode 4 – February 28

This week we get a preview of the dedication of the new Schoenstein and Company pipe organ of Ladue Chapel, including some words from Schoenstein President Jack Bethards. We’ll also hear some music from other St. Louis organs. This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the […]

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Episode 3 – February 21

This week we remember two noted composers and improvisateurs who share a birthday on February 21, Gerre Hancock and Charles-Marie Widor. This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson Playlist Title: Allegro from Symphony no. […]

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Opus Newsletter – February 2016

PDF Format FROM THE DEAN Transformation isn’t about improving. It’s about re-thinking—Malcolm Gladwell, author and lecturer. Time and time again I witness the transformative power of music. Whether it is how much stronger I feel at the end of a good choir rehearsal, how a withdrawn student opens up as […]

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Episode 2 – February 14

This week we celebrate the birthdays of Rudolph von Beckerath and Henry Tellers, and we hear some music suitable for Valentine’s Day. This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Playlist Title: Prelude and Fugue in E minor “Wedge” (BWV 548) Composer: […]

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Episode 1 – February 7

This week’s episode kicks off our new show with some examples of new organs, new music, and new organists. Our hosts are Mark Scholtz and Bill Stein. Playlist Title: Fanfare Composer: John Cook Organist: Christian Lane Album: Sounds of the Yard Organ: 2012 III/54 C.B. Fisk, Memorial Church, Harvard University […]

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Opus Newsletter – January 2016

PDF Format A WEEKEND OF EXCELLENCE With holiday festivities a memory (perhaps more of a blur . . . for whatever reason[s]), the Chapter’s activities are off and running with a terrific opportunity to learn from the very gifted Nathan Laube in a master class at The First Presbyterian Church […]