Episode 87 – October 1, 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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This week we take you live to Webster Groves Presbyterian Church for the 2017 St. Louis AGO Member’s Recital held on Monday, September 25. This was the opening program for the 2017-2018 season.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Listen here:

All works performed on the Gress-Miles organ of Webster Groves Presbyterian, recently enlarged by R.A. Colby and Robert Walker.

Title: Opening Improvisation
Organist: Ted Cronbaugh

Title: Finale, Première Symphony, op. 14 no. 1
Composer: Louis Vierne
Organist: Jennifer Spohr

Title: Psalm Prelude (paraphrase of Psalm 40:1-3)
Composer: Craig Philips
Organist: Shawn Portell

Title: Fanfare and Gothic March
Composer: Guy Weitz
Title: Psalm No. 1, Set 1
Composer: Herbert Howells
Organist: Ted Cronbaugh

Title: Toccata on A Mighty Fortress
Composer: Austin Lovelace
Organist: Wesley Kassulke

Title: 24 Pièces de fantasie: Troisième Suite, op. 53
II. Impromptu

Title: 24 Pièces de fantasie: Deuxième Suite, op. 54
V. Claire de lune
VI. Toccata

Composer: Louis Vierne
Organist: Nick Bideler

The entire uncut concert can be heard here: