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Episode 175, June 9, 2019

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This week we hear one of the great 20th-century concertos for Organ, Strings, and Timpani, and some other French (and Canadian) repertoire.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Listen here:

Playlist:
Title: Presto in B-flat major
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Organist: Ken Cowan
Album: Art of the Symphonic Organist, Vol 4 - JAV JAV369
Organ: 2004 V/155 Quimby, First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Title: Méditation
Composer: Maurice Duruflé
Organist: David Hardie
Album: After the Sabbath - Regent REGCD 490
Organ: 1929 IV/72 Nicholson, Cathedral of St. Philip, Birmingham, England

Title: Hyperion or The Rhetoric of Fire - II. The Fires Of Silence
Composer: Jean Guillou
Organist: Jean Guillou
Album: The Great Organ of St Eustache - Dorian DOR-90134
Organ: 1988 V/147 van den Heuvel, St. Eustache, Paris, France
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Ave Maria - Fantasy on a Lied by Franz Schubert
Composer: Naji Hakim
Organist: Anthony Hammond
Album: Great European Organs No 98 - Priory PRCD 1156
Organ: 1826 V/89 Blondeau/Birouste, Church of St. Vincent, Roquevaire, France
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Chant mystique pour Saxophone Alto et Orgue Sophie Poulin de Courval, Saxophone
Composer: Denis Bédard
Organist: Jacques Boucher
Album: Oeuvres pour Orgue et Saxophone - Société Métropolitaine du Disque SMD 227-1
Organ: 1918 III/36 Casavant, Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, Cap-Saint-Ignace, Quebec, Canada

Title: Villanelle
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Organist: Simon Nieminski
Album: The Organ at the Met - Pro Organo CD 7222
Organ: 2007 III/63 Copley, St. Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland

Title: Concerto in G minor for Organ, Strings and Timpani
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Organist: Todd Gresick
Album: LeFebvre, Hanson, Philips and Poulenc -
Organ: 2008 III/46 Howell/Karstens, St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, Mundelein, Illinois, USA
Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic