Episode 109 – March 4, 2018

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For March we return to our alphabet-themed shows, and our next stop is the letter B. We call this show the B-list and we feature 500 years of composers whose names start with the letter B.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Mary Beth Wittry, Brent Johnson

Title: A Fancy
Composer: William Byrd
Organist: Scott Montgomery
Album: Inspirations From England – Regent REGCD309
Organ: 2001 III/53 Mander, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Title: La Battaglia, Dialogo per l’organo, Bizarria 1° tono
Composer: Adriano Banchieri
Organist: Guy Bovet
Album: L’Orgue de Valere, vol 2 – Gallo CD-0281
Organ: 1435 I/10 Unknown, Valère Basilica, Sion, Switzerland
Sheetmusic: PDF

Title: Vater Unser im Himmelreich
Composer: Georg Böhm
Organist: Leon W Couch III
Album: Hamburger Rhetorik – Pro Organo CD 7166
Organ: 1985 II/35 Noack, Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas, USA
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Title: Sonata I D-Dur – III. Presto
Composer: CPE Bach
Organist: Ton Koopman
Album: Orgelfestwoche Waltershausen – Articex ARCD 9901
Organ: 1730 III/59 Trost/Waltershausen, Stadtkirche, Waltershausen, Germany

Title: Andante con moto en sol mineur
Composer: Alexandre Boëly
Organist: Stuart Forster
Album: Symphonic Quest – Pro Organo CD 7228
Organ: 1998 IV/95 Schoenstein, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Title: Offertoire in G major
Composer: Antoine Edouard Batiste
Organist: Christopher Herrick
Album: Organ Dreams – Hyperion CDA67060
Organ: 1954 IV/70 Harrison and Harrison, The Temple Church, London, England

Title: Prelude on an Old Folk Tune – The Fair Hills of Eire, O
Composer: Amy Beach
Organist: Christa Rakich
Album: Deferred Voices: Organ Music by Women – AFKA SK527
Organ: 1933 III/68 Kilgen, St. Justin’s Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Title: Symphony pour orgue – Allegro
Composer: Edward Shippen Barnes
Organist: Simon Nieminski
Album: The Organ Symphonies of Edward Shippen Barnes – Pro Organo CD 7131
Organ: 1937 III/57 Wicks, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Sheetmusic: PDF

Title: Les Elfes, op. 7 no. 11
Composer: Joseph Bonnet
Organist: Michael Eckerle
Album: Wein und Wasser – Motette CD 12631
Organ: 1901 III/49 Schwarz, Salem Abbey, Salem, Germany
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Title: Chorale Prelude on God Himself is With Us
Composer: Roberta Bitgood
Organist: Frances Nobert
Album: Music, She Wrote: Organ Compositions by Women – Raven OAR 550
Organ: 1998 III/81 Glatter-Gotz/Rosales, United Church of Christ, Congregational, Claremont, California, USA

Title: Danse Diabolique
Composer: George Baker
Organist: Stephen Tharp
Album: The St James Recital – Acis APL31995
Organ: 2010 IV/78 Schoenstein, St. James Episcopal Church, New York, New York, USA