Episode 197 – November 17, 2019

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This week we’re Living Large, with music from some of the world’s largest pipe organs.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson


Title: Fantasia and Fugue in B-flat from 12 Pièces, op. 18
Composer: Alexandre Boely
Organist: Michael Dudman
Album: Sydney Opera House Organ Extravaganza – ABC 465 649-2
Organ: 1979 V/200 Sharp, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
Sheetmusic: PDF

Title: Praeludium in D-flat major
Composer: Zoltán Kodály
Organist: John Near
Album: The Boston Years 1970-1985 – Raven OAR 620
Organ: 1952 IV/241 Aeolian-Skinner/Phelps, First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Allegro vivace de la Première Symphonie, op. 14
Composer: Louis Vierne
Organist: Massimo Nosetti
Album: Louis Vierne – 3eme Symphonie et oeuvres choisies – Syrius 141426
Organ: 1949 V/220 Tamburini, Cathedral of Messina, Messina, Italy
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Title: Noel Variations, O Run, Ye Shepherds
Composer: Max Drischner
Title: Count Your Blessings
Composer: Dan Miller
Organist: Dan Miller
Album: The Calvary Grand Organ Dedication –
Organ: 1990 V/205 Moller, Calvary Church, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Title: 7 Organ Pieces, op. 145 – VII. Siegesfeier
Composer: Max Reger
Organist: Edgar Krapp
Album: Max Reger Organ Works Volume 7 – Naxos 8.557891
Organ: 1978 V/233 Eisenbarth, St. Stephan Cathedral, Passau, Bavaria, Germany
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Title: Now Thank We All Our God
Title: Crown Him With Many Crowns
Title: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Organist: Frederick Swann
Album: Hymns on the Crystal Cathedral Organ – Gothic G58519
Organ: 1977 V/200 Ruffatti, Garden Grove Community Church (Crystal Cathedral), Garden Grove, California, USA

Title: Peer Gynt – Morning Mood
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Organist: Clay Christiansen
Album: Organ of the Mormon Tabernacle – Klavier K11044
Organ: 1947 V/206 Aeolian-Skinner/Schoenstein, Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Title: Prélude et Fugue sur le nom D’Alain, op. 7
Composer: Maurice Duruflé
Organist: Scott Dettra
Album: Tongues of Fire – Pro Organo CD 7063
Organ: 1911 IV/325 Moller/Gress-Miles, Cadet’s Chapel, West Point, New York, USA
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic