Episode 175 – June 2, 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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This week we celebrate Edward Elgar’s birthday and 108 years of the Wanamaker Organ.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist:
Title: Orb and Sceptre (Coronation March, 1953)
Composer: William Walton
Organist: Nigel Potts
Album: British Fantasies and Fanfares – Herald HAVPCD 344
Organ: 2005 IV/64 Schoenstein, St. Paul’s Parish (Episcopal), Washington, DC, USA

Title: Sonata in G, op. 28 – Complete
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: Daniel Justin
Album: 500 Years of Organ Music, Disc 45 – Brilliant Classics 95310
Organ: 1904 IV/55 Norman and Beard/Klais, Leeds Cathedral, Leeds, England
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Title: Song of the Basket Weaver
Composer: Alexander Russell
Organist: Charles M Courboin
Album: The Wanamaker Organ – The Early Recordings – Ting
Organ: 1904 VI/457 Los Angeles Art Organ, Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Title: Symphony no. 2 in A major for Organ and Orchestra, op. 91 РIV. Andante sostenuto and V. Interm̬de et Allegro Con Brio Symphony in C, Rossen Milanov, Conductor
Composer: Felix-Alexandre Guilmant
Organist: Peter Richard Conte
Album: The Wanamaker Organ Centennial Concert – Gothic G-49293
Organ: 1904 VI/457 Los Angeles Art Organ, Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Sheetmusic: PDF

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Title: Pomp and Circumstance
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: Virgil Fox
Album: Virgil Fox plays the John Wanamaker Organ – Command CC-11025SD
Organ: 1904 VI/457 Los Angeles Art Organ, Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Title: Nimrod, from Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma), op. 36 arr. William Harris
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: George Castle
Album: A Winchester Remembrance – Regent REGCD437
Organ: 1851 IV/108 Willis/Harrison and Harrison, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, England
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