Episode 79 – August 6, 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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To start off August, we explore music for summertime.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist:
Title: Prelude

  • I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
  • II. Andante con moto e poco rubato
  • III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso


Composer: George Gershwin
Organist: Peter Stoltzfus Berton
Album: Great Organbuilders of America: A Retrospective, Vol 15 – JAV JAV126
Organ: 1921 IV/70 EM Skinner, United Congregational Church, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Pièces de Fantaisie, Suite no. 2 op. 53 – III. Hymne au Soleil
Composer: Louis Vierne
Organist: Douglas Cleveland
Album: Douglas Cleveland plays Rockefeller Chapel – Loft LRCD-1118
Organ: 1928 IV/132 EM Skinner/Schantz, University of Chicago, Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Title: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?
Composer: Nils Lindberg
Organist: James Hicks
Album: Nordic Journey, Volume V – Pro Organo CD 7271
Organ: 2013 IV/72 Tostareds, Kalmar Cathedral, Kalmar, Sweden

Title: The Thunderstorms, op. 108
Composer: Thomas Philando Ryder
Organist: David Craighead
Album: The Last Rose of Summer and Other Things They Played – Gothic G49021
Organ: 1864 IV/64 E and GG Hook, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Grand Chorus with Thunder
Composer: Michel Corrette
Organist: David Britton
Album: Gargoyles and Chimeras: Exotic Works for Organ – Delos D/CD3077
Organ: 1987 III/85 Rosales, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon, USA

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Title: Andante in D major
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: John Scott
Album: Mendelssohn Music for Organ – Hyperion CDD22029
Organ: 1977 V/132 Willis/Mander, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

Title: Summer Fantasy
Composer: Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen
Organist: James Hicks
Album: Nordic Journey, Volume V – Pro Organo CD 7271
Organ: 2013 IV/72 Tostareds, Kalmar Cathedral, Kalmar, Sweden