Episode 114 – April 8, 2018

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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

Playlist:
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
Sheetmusic: PDF

Title: Partita on St. Elizabeth, op. 424
Composer: Carson Cooman
Organist: Erik Simmons
Album: Canzona –
Organ: 1737 III/65 Engler, Basilica of the Assumption, Krzeszów, Poland

Title: Just relax
Composer: Gijs Boelen
Organist: Gijs Boelen
Album: Crossing Borders – Quality Classics 1416212
Organ: 1738 III/64 Muller/Marcussen and Son, Grote Kirk, Haarlem, Netherlands

Title: Tryptych in Honour of Herbert Howells

  • I. Come Sing and Dance
  • II. On Chosen Hill
  • Holy is the True Light

  • Composer: David Bednall
    Organist: Paul Walton
    Album: Magna Voce – Regent REGCD 498
    Organ: 1969 IV/59 Walker, Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn, England
    Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

    Title: Resignation
    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

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    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

    Title: Toccata and Fugue on B-A-C-H
    Composer: Fredrik Sixten
    Organist: James Hicks
    Album: Nordic Journey, Volume III – Pro Organo CD 7263
    Organ: 1964 III/46 Andersen, Skara Cathedral, Skara, Sweden