Episode 81 – August 20, 2017

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This week we explore that favorite musical form of organists and others, the Toccata.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist:
Title: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: William Porter
Album: One of a Kind – Loft LRCD 1025
Organ: 1998 III/80 Fritts, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA

Title: Toccata Prima
Composer: Girolamo Frescobaldi
Organist: Nicole Morelle
Album: Un orgue du XVIIe siècle et la musique de son temps – Quantum dQM 6999
Organ: 1657 II/14 Burat/Chanon, Saint-Bris and Saint-Cot Church, Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, France

Title: Libro Secondo – Toccata in C (FbWV 104)
Composer: Johann Jakob Froberger
Organist: Simone Stella
Album: 500 Years of Organ Music, Disc 10 – Brilliant Classics 95310
Organ: 1558 I/8 Zeffirini, Church of Badia Fiorentina, Florence, Italy

Title: Toccata For Flutes
Composer: John Stanley
Organist: Frederick Swann
Album: Frederick Swann in Hawaii – Gothic G 49092
Organ: 1960 IV/72 Aeolian-Skinner, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Title: Toccata in F major
Composer: Jules Grison
Organist: Jane Parker-Smith
Album: Grandes Toccatas Pour Orgue – EMI 7243 5 75356 2 5
Organ: 1877 IV/68 Willis, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England

Title: Toccata alla Rumba
Composer: Peter Planyavsky
Organist: Carla Edwards
Album: Homage – Raven OAR-918
Organ: 2003 III/56 Wolff, Kresge Auditorium, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA

Title: Tanz – Toccata
Composer: Anton Heiller
Organist: Mark Steinbach
Album: Organ Works of Anton Heiller – Loft LRCD-1116
Organ: 1962 IV/93 Beckerath/Taylor and Boody, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Title: Toccata on a National Air (America)
Composer: Norman Coke-Jephcott
Organist: Norman Coke-Jephcott
Album: The King of Instruments Highlights
Organ: 1954 IV/139 Aeolian-Skinner, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, New York, USA

Title: Gothic Toccata
Composer: Graeme Koehne
Organist: Stuart Forster
Album: Great Organbuilders of America: A Retrospective, Vol 8 – JAV JAV113
Organ: 1931 IV/76 EM Skinner, Cathedral of Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Title: Symphonie V op. 42 no. 1 – Toccata
Composer: Charles-Marie Widor
Organist: Michael Kleinschmidt
Album: Nativities and Passions – JAV JAV108
Organ: 1932 IV/125 Aeolian-Skinner, All Saints Episcopal Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA