The King of Instruments is a one-hour show airing Sunday evenings at 6:00pm on the Radio Arts Foundation in St. Louis. It is a joint production of the St. Louis AGO and the Organ Media Foundation. Hear it in the St. Louis region on 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD2, or you can listen online from anywhere in the world at rafstl.org.
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With hundreds of years of composed organ music to choose from, organists and composers are still busy creating new works for the instrument. This week we’ll be exploring some new organ music.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Title: Toccata in modo gravitazionale
Composer: Carlotta Ferrari
Organist: Carson Cooman
Album: Aubade – Organ Music by Carlotta Ferrari –
Organ: 1973 IV/150 Marcussen and Son, Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Title: Tryptych in Honour of Herbert Howells
Composer: Zachary Wadsworth
Organist: Jonathan Ryan
Album: A Cathedral’s Voice – Raven OAR-941
Organ: 2011 III/55 Parkey, Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic
Title: Quatre Pèlerinages en Lorraine, op. 30 – III. Basilique de Domremy – Fileuse (sur l’Alleluia de la fête de Saint Michel Archange)
Composer: Rachel Laurin
Organist: Brenda Portman
Album: Pilgrimages – Raven OAR-975
Organ: IV/88 Casavant, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA