Episode 77 – July 23, 2017

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This week we go to Britain to hear the music of 7 British “B”s.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Fantasia in G
Composer: William Byrd
Organist: Robert Quinney
Album: The Organs of Eton College, Vol 1 – OxRecs OXCD-65
Organ: 1760 I/7 Snetzler/Harrison and Harrison, Snetzler Chamber Organ, Eton College, Windsor, England

Title: Salve Regina
Composer: John Bull
Organist: Anne Page
Album: Ave Maris Stella – Regent REGCD436
Organ: 2007 II/31 Tickell, Little St. Mary’s, Cambridge, England

Title: Evening Song
Composer: Edward Bairstow
Organist: Nigel Potts
Album: British Fantasies and Fanfares – Herald HAVPCD 344
Organ: 2005 IV/64 Schoenstein, St. Paul’s Parish (Episcopal), Washington, DC, USA

Title: Adagio in E major
Composer: Frank Bridge
Organist: Michael Murray
Album: The Willis Organ at Salisbury Cathedral – Telarc CD-80255
Organ: 1877 IV/68 Willis, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England

Title: Three settings of Clarifica Me Pater – III
Composer: William Byrd
Organist: Jonathan Ryan
Album: A Cathedral’s Voice – Raven OAR-941
Organ: 2011 III/55 Parkey, Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Title: Voluntary (For Cornet and Echo)
Composer: John Blow
Organist: George Edward Damp
Album: From Byrd To Britten: An English Organ Music Retrospective – Calcante CAL CD001
Organ: 1991 II/36 Buzard, Episcopal Chapel of St. John the Divine, Champaign, Illinois, USA

Title: Marche Heroïque
Composer: A Herbert Brewer
Organist: Thomas Bara
Album: Pageant, A Pipe Organ Spectactular – Raven OAR 940
Organ: 2003 III/54 Reuter, St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Alexandria, Louisiana, USA