Episode 208 – February 2, 2020

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Episode 208 marks the beginning of our 5th year on the air in St. Louis! To celebrate, we have a show full of birthday events. Charles Brenton Fisk, Paul Jacobs, Louis Marchand, Felix Mendelssohn, Jehan Alain, and Aristide Cavaillé-Coll all have birthdays in the first week of February!

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist
Title: March for a Joyous Occasion
Composer: Conrad Susa
Organist: David Higgs
Album: David Higgs premieres the CB Fisk Organ of the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas – Delos DE 3148
Organ: 1992 IV/82 CB Fisk, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Trois Pièces pour Orgue
  • I. Prélude
  • III. Improvisation

  • Composer: Nadia Boulanger
    Organist: Paul Jacobs
    Album: Divine Redeemer – Naxos 8.573524
    Organ: 2010 IV/116 Schantz, Church of the Gesu, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    Sheetmusic: PDF

    Title: Dialogue in C major
    Composer: Louis Marchand
    Organist: Wolfgang Rübsam
    Album: Soli Deo Gloria – The Reddel Memorial Organ – VUCA Media VMCD1004
    Organ: 1959 IV/101 Schlicker/Dobson, Valparaiso University Chapel, Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
    Sheetmusic: PDF

    Title: A Quaker Reader – There is a Spirit that Delights to Do No Evil
    Composer: Ned Rorem
    Organist: Timothy Olsen
    Album: Timothy Olsen Organ Recital – Naxos 8.557218
    Organ: 1983 III/58 CB Fisk, Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York, USA
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    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, USA
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    Title: Fugue in f minor
    Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
    Organist: Walter Hilse
    Album: Great Organbuilders of America A Retrospective, Vol 3 – JAV JAV103
    Organ: 1938 IV/91 Aeolian-Skinner, St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA
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    Title: Variations sur un thème de Clément Jannequin (JA 118)
    Composer: Jehan Alain
    Organist: Jean-Baptiste Robin
    Album: Alain – Complete Organ Works – Brilliant Classics 94233
    Organ: 2004 III/79 Aubertin, Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, Paris, France

    Title: Marche Pontificale from Symphonie no.1, op.13
    Composer: Charles-Marie Widor
    Organist: Stephen Tharp
    Album: Stephen Tharp at St. Sulpice – JAV JAV130
    Organ: 1862 V/128 Cavaillé-Coll, Church of St. Sulpice, Paris, France
    Sheetmusic: PDF Purchase sheetmusic