Episode 2 – February 14

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This week we celebrate the birthdays of Rudolph von Beckerath and Henry Tellers, and we hear some music suitable for Valentine’s Day.

This episode has been underwritten by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.


Title: Prelude and Fugue in E minor “Wedge” (BWV 548)
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Organist: Clauida Dumschat
Album: A Baroque Organ Trilogy – Pro Organo CD 7054
Organ: 1967 III/55 Beckerath, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, New York

Title: Liebesdtod (from Tristan und Isolde)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Organist: Peter Richard Conte
Album: Midnight In The Grand Court – Gothic G 49247
Organ: Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Title: Alles was du bist
Composer: Billy Nalle
Organist: Martin Setchell
Album: Bonbons for Organ – Atoll ACD600
Organ: 1997 III/42 Rieger, Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch, New Zealand

Title: Embraceable You
Composer: George Gershwin
Organist: Harold Stover
Album: An American Album – Albany TRYO765
Organ: 1928 III/40 E.M. Skinner, Cathedral of St. Luke, Portland, Maine

Title: Love Bade Me Welcome
Composer: Alec Wyton
Organist: David J. Kienzle
Memphis Boychoir and Memphis Chamber Choir

Album: God is Gone Up – Pro Organo CD7088
Organ: 1956 III/51 Schantz, St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Memphis, Tennessee

Title: Tre Tonestykker, op. 22 – III. Allegro con fuoco
Composer: Niels Gade
Organist: James D. Hicks
Album: Nordic Journey, Volume II – Pro Organo CD7262
Organ: 2008 III/27 Åkerman and Lund, St. Johannes Church, Malmö, Sweden

Title: Tuba Tune Ragtime
Composer: George Baker
Organist: Yun Kyon Kim
Album: Pops and Pipes – TTL TTL041123
Organ: 1967 IV/57 Tellers/Muller, Christ Episcopal Church, Dayton, Ohio

Title: Sonata in A major, op. 65 no. 3
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: Alison J. Luedecke
Album: A Rudolph von Beckerath Retrospective – Raven OAR 610
Organ: 1962 IV/93 Beckerath, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania