Episode 153 – January 6, 2019

The King of Instruments is a one-hour show airing Sunday evenings at 6:00pm on Classic 107.3 FM 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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Happy new year! This month we return to the alphabet for inspiration for our show. Our next stop is the letter ‘G’. Today we have Gregorian Gifts, with a nod to the Feast of Epiphany.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist:
Title: Prelude sur l’Introit de l’Epiphanie
Composer: Maurice Duruflé
Organist: Todd Wilson
Album: Maurice Durufle Organ Music (Complete) – Delos DE 3047
Organ: 1978 III/52 Schudi, Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, Dallas, Texas, USA

Composer: Naji Hakim
Organist: Naji Hakim
Album: Canticum: French Organ Music – EMI Classics 5 72272 2 3
Organ: 1871 III/82 Cavaille-Coll/Glandaz, Ste. Trinite, Paris, France
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Ave Verum
Composer: Everett Titcomb
Organist: Charles Callahan
Album: Invocation
Organ: 1996 V/76 Turner, Church of the Holy Family, New York City, New York, USA

Title: Cinq Improvisations – IV. Fantasie-Improvisation sur l’Ave maris stella
Composer: Charles Tournemire
Organist: Wilma Jensen
Album: Sketches and Improvisations in the French Tradition – Pro Organo CD 7186
Organ: 1986 III/85 Casavant, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Variations on Ubi Caritas
Composer: Denis Bédard
Organist: Maxine Thévenot
Album: Tell of His Love – Raven OAR-144
Organ: 2002 III/65 Reuter, Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Composer: Heinrich Scheidemann
Organist: Karin Nelson
Album: Heinrich Scheidemann Organ Works vol 2 – Naxos 8.554203
Organ: 1991 II/27 Brombaugh, Haga Church, Göteborg, Sweden
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Artizarra – Fantaisie sur un chant populaire pour la fête de l’Epiphanie
Composer: Daniel Roth
Organist: Stephen Tharp
Album: Stephen Tharp at St. Sulpice – JAV JAV130
Organ: 1862 V/128 Cavaillé-Coll, Church of St. Sulpice, Paris, France
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic