Episode 53 – February 5, 2017

The King of Instruments is a one-hour show airing Sunday evenings at 6:00pm on the Radio Arts Foundation 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 via at rafstl.org.

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We start our second year with the organs of Henry Willis, the foremost organ builder of Victorian England.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Playlist
Title: Scherzo (Dix pieces, no. 8)
Composer: Eugčne Gigout
Organist: Andrew Lucas
Album: Organ Showpieces from Saint Paul Cathedral – Naxos 8.550955
Organ: 1977 V/132 Willis/Mander, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

Title: Larghetto in F-sharp minor
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Organist: Melville Cook
Album: EMI Great Cathedral Organ Series, Vol 2 – Amphion PHI CD 161
Organ: 1892 IV/76 Willis/Harrison and harrison, Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, England

Title: Rhapsody no. 3 in C-sharp minor
Composer: Herbert Howells
Organist: Gillian Weir
Album: The Grand Organ of The Royal Albert Hall – Priory PRCD 859
Organ: 1871 IV/78 Willis/Mander, Royal Albert Hall, London, England

Title: Voluntary in G minor op. 6 no. 9
Composer: Samuel Wesley
Organist: John Kitchen
Album: Organs in Glasgow – Delphian DCD 34032
Organ: 1866 II/16 Willis/Andrew Watt & Son, St. Margaret’s, Knightswood, Scotland

Title: Folk Tune from Five Short Pieces
Composer: Percy Whitlock
Organist: Christopher Herrick
Album: Organ Dreams 3 – Hyperion CDA67317
Organ: 1887 IV/45 Willis, Truro Cathedral, Truro, England

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Title: Trois pieces – Scherzando
Composer: Gabriel Pierné
Organist: Ian Tracey
Album: Bombarde! French Organ Classics – Chandos CHAN 9716
Organ: 1923 V/181 Willis, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, England

Title: Choral no. 3 in A minor
Composer: César Franck
Organist: Andrew Lucas
Album: Organ Showpieces from Saint Paul Cathedral – Naxos 8.550955
Organ: 1977 V/132 Willis/Mander, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

Title: Sinfonia to Cantata No 29
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Ian Tracey
Album: Liverpool Encores – Mirabilis MRCD901
Organ: 1923 V/181 Willis, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, England