Episode 78 – July 30, 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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On this fifth Sunday of the month, we listen to some new CD releases.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Procession Royale
Composer: George Baker
Organist: Stephen Cleobury
Album: The King of Instruments – A Voice Reborn – Kings College KGS0020
Organ: 1934 IV/75 Harrison and Harrison, University of Cambridge, King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England

Title: Incarnation Suite

  • I. Prelude
  • “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In him was life, and the life was the light of humankind.”

  • II. Cantilena
    “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.”
  • III. Meditation
    The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
  • IV. Postlude
  • “We have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.”
    Composer: Joel Martinson
    Organist: Laura Ellis
    Album: Music For The Testaments Old and New – Raven OAR-995
    Organ: 1924 V/99 EM Skinner/Reuter, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

    Title: Pièce Symphonique, op. 16
    Composer: Charles Tournemire
    Organist: Vincent Boucher
    Album: Tournemire Organ Works, Vol 4 – ATMA Classique ACD2 2473
    Organ: 1960 V/117 Beckerath, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

    Title: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, op. post 7, no 1 and 2
    Composer: Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Organist: Iain Quinn
    Album: The Enlightenment Influence – Regent REGCD 476
    Organ: 1975 III/61 Metzler, Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, England

    Title: Six Studies in Canonic Form, op. 56

  • I. Nicht zu schnell
  • II. Mit innigem Ausdrück

  • Composer: Robert Schumann
    Organist: Daniel Bruun
    Album: Variations Sérieuses – DB2017
    Organ: 2015 III/48 Lund, Parish Church, Hellerup, Denmark

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    Title: Allegro in G major WoO 33, no. 3
    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
    Organist: Iain Quinn
    Album: The Enlightenment Influence – Regent REGCD 476
    Organ: 1975 III/61 Metzler, Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, England

    Title: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 582)
    Composer: JS Bach
    Organist: Christopher Houlihan
    Album: Christopher Houlihan Plays Bach – Azica ACD-71314
    Organ: 1971 III/79 Austin, Mather Chapel, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA