Episode 120 – May 20, 2018

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This week we continue on our C-theme with Crowning Chorales.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Composer: Martin Luther
Organist: William Neil
Album: Amazing Grace – Hymns of Faith and Praise – MSR Classics MS1183
Organ: 1968 IV/104 Aeolian-Skinner, National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC, USA

Title: Ein feste Burg ist unser gott
Composer: Johann Pachelbel
Organist: Joseph Payne
Album: German Organ Music, Vol 2 – Naxos 8.550965
Organ: 1879 II/34 Pfeffer, St. Mary’s Church, Fort Madison, Iowa, USA

Title: An Wasserflüssen Babylon, Chorale and Chorale Prelude (BWV 653b)
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: John Ayer
Album: Remembering Biggs, Bach and The Busch – Pro Organo CD 7138
Organ: 1958 III/33 Flentrop, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Title: From Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (BWV 147) – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Roger Sherman
Album: Bach Under the Influence – Loft LRCD 1156
Organ: 1965 IV/79 Flentrop, Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, Washington, USA

Title: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (BWV 745)
Composer: CPE Bach
Organist: Luca Scandali
Album: 500 Years of Organ Music, Disc 25 – Brilliant Classics 95310
Organ: 2007 II/27 Dell’Orto and Lanzini, Santa Maria Assunta, Vigliano, Italy

Title: Allegro, Chorale and Fugue
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: Thomas Murray
Album: The Schoenstein Organ – JAV 117
Organ: 1998 IV/95 Schoenstein, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Title: Chorale Prelude on O wie Selig seid ihr doch
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Organist: Peter Hurford
Album: Romantic Organ Music – Argo 410 165-2
Organ: 1978 IV/84 Rieger, Ratzeburg Cathedral, Ratzeburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Title: 52 Easy Chorale Preludes, op. 67 no. 15. Jauchz’, Erd’, und Himmel, Juble
Composer: Max Reger
Organist: Mary Preston
Album: At the Meyerson – Gothic G 49094
Organ: 1992 IV/82 CB Fisk, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
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Title: Symphonic Choral on Jesu, meine Freude, op. 87 no. 2 – Introduction, Inferno
Composer: Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Organist: Ken Cowan
Album: Art of the Symphonic Organist – JAV JAV 141
Organ: 1921 IV/59 EM Skinner/Thompson-Allen, St. Luke Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois, USA
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Title: Chorale No. 3 in A minor – Quasi allegro
Composer: César Franck
Organist: Marie-Claire Alain
Album: Franck – Great Organ Works – Erato 0630-12706-2
Organ: 1885 III/65 Cavaille-Coll, Saint-Etienne, Caen, France
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