Episode 55 – February 19, 2017

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This week we celebrate passing anniversaries of three composers, Jean Langlais, Niels Gade, and Edward Elgar.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Playlist
Title: Incantation pour un jour Saint
Composer: Jean Langlais
Organist: Colin Walsh
Album: Organ Music by Dupré, Langlais, Messiaen, Ropartz, Vierne and Litaize – Guild GMCD 7278
Organ: 1898 IV/68 Willis/Harris, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, England

Title: Premiére Symphonie – II. Eglogue
Composer: Jean Langlais
Organist: Kevin Bowyer
Album: Jean Langlais Works for Organ – Nimbus Records NI 5408
Organ: 1987 IV/111 Casavant, Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Title: Trois Paraphrases Grégorienne – III. Hymne d’Actions de grâces
Composer: Jean Langlais
Organist: Catharine Crozier
Album: Things Visible and Invisible – Delos DE 3147
Organ: 1987 III/85 Rosales, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon, USA

Title: Chorale Prelude on Wie schon leuchtet
Composer: Niels Gade
Organist: Scott Bennett
Album: Fast and Sinister – Pro Organo CD 7147
Organ: 1952 IV/68 Reuter, Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Title: Three Tone Pieces, op. 22
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Allegro
Composer: Niels Gade
Organist: Joseph Adam
Album: Melodia – Loft LRCD1027
Organ: 1907 IV/46 Hutchings-Votey/Rosales, St. James Cathedral, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Title: Sonata no. 2
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: Paul Derrett
Album: Laudate Dominum – Benchmarks Records 806835CD
Organ: 1901 III/40 Henry Willis and Son/GOArt, Giggleswick School Chapel, Giggleswick, England

Title: Pomp and Circumstance Military March No. 1 In D
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: Helge Gramstrup
Album: Organ Favorites – Pomp And Circumstance – Point PCD 5139
Organ: 1967 III/41 Andersen, Sankt Markus Kirke, Aarhus, Denmark