Episode 50 – January 15, 2017

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This week we recognize the uniquely American tradition of a presidential inauguration by playing music of composers, organists, and organs that are all uniquely American themselves.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Title: Acclamation and Song
Composer: Robert Shafer
Organist: Haig Mardirosian
Album: The Dobson Organ at Sykes Chapel – Centaur CRC 3153
Organ: 2011 III/56 Dobson, Sykes Chapel, University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA

Title: Adagio from Sonata in E minor
Composer: Herbert Boswell Nanney
Organist: Adam Brakel
Album: Romantic and Virtuosic – Raven OAR-933
Organ: 2000 IV/109 Austin, The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Title: Salem Sonata – I. …to thee our cordial thankfulness…
Composer: Dan Locklair
Organist: Peter Sykes
Album: Salem’s Large Tannenberg Organ Restored – Raven OAR 700
Organ: 1799 II/13 Tannenberg/Taylor and Boody, Frank L. Horton Museum, Salem, North Carolina, USA

Title: Livre d’orgue
I. Intrada
II. Basse de Trompette
III. Fugue – In Time of War
IV. Tango – For the Feet
V. Chorale – In Time of Peace
Composer: Frank Ferko
Organist: Janette Fishell
Album: Pas de Dieu – Loft LRCD 1082
Organ: 2005 III/55 CB Fisk, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Title: Harmonies of Florence, op. 27 -Primavera and March of the Medici
Composer: Seth Bingham
Organist: Thomas Murray
Album: The Longwood Gardens Organ, Volume 1 – Direct-To-Tape DTR8305CD
Organ: 1929 IV/146 Aeolian, Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA

Title: Free Fantasy on O Zion Haste and How Firm a Foundation
Composer: William Bolcom
Organist: William Ness
Album: Great Organs of Worcester –
Organ: 1961 IV/98 Reuter/Russel and Co., First Baptist Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Scherzo (Alleluia)
Composer: Raymond Weidner
Organist: Jeremy Filsell
Album: Americana – Raven OAR-942
Organ: 1963 IV/186 EM Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner, National Cathedral, Washington, DC, USA

Title: Symphony in G major – II. Fast and Sinister
Composer: Leo Sowerby
Organist: Jan Kraybill
Album: Two by 2
Organ: 1959 IV/113 Aeolian-Skinner, Auditorium of Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, Independence, Missouri, USA