Episode 122 – June 3, 2018

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We’re taking a trip through all the musical keys this month. We start in C major and climb up the keyboard to F minor today.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Organist: David Britton
Album: Gargoyles and Chimeras: Exotic Works for Organ – Delos D/CD3077
Organ: 1987 III/85 Rosales, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon, USA
Sheetmusic: PDF

Title: Malda (A Prayer) C-sharp minor
Composer: Juozas Naujalis
Organist: Martin Rost
Album: Organ Landscape: Lithuania – MDG 319 1559-2
Organ: 1890 III/38 Radavicius, Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Vabalninkas, Lithuania

Title: Rhapsody op. 17 no. 1
Composer: Herbert Howells
Organist: Herbert Sumsion
Album: EMI Great Cathedral Organ Series, Vol 1 – Amphion PHI CD 160
Organ: 1971 IV/82 Hill, Norman and Beard/Nicholson, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, England
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Title: Sonata in D major – Allegro (K 288)
Composer: Domenico Scarlatti
Organist: Marie-Claire Alain
Album: Organ Encores – Erato D 102964
Organ: 1894 III/51 Cavaille-Coll/Merklin, Saint-Antoine des Quinze-Vingts, Paris, France
Sheetmusic: PDF

Title: Sonata no. 6 in E-flat minor, op. 119 – I. Praeludium
Composer: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Organist: Wolfgang Rübsam
Album: Rheinberger: Works for Organ Vol 2 – Naxos 8.554213
Organ: 1877 IV/72 Sauer-Rieger, Fulda Cathedral, Fulda, Hesse, Germany
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Title: A Song of Sunshine
Composer: Alfred Hollins
Organist: Frederick Hohman
Album: Opus 190 – Pro Organo CD 7042
Organ: 1910 IV/55 EM Skinner/Quimby, Grand Avenue United Methodist Temple, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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Title: Arabesque No. 1 in E major
Composer: Claude Debussy
Organist: Peter Richard Conte
Album: Midnight In The Grand Court – Gothic G 49247
Organ: 1904 VI/457 Los Angeles Art Organ, Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Title: Organ Sonata in F Minor, op. 65 no. 1
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: Stephen Cleobury
Album: The King of Instruments – A Voice Reborn – Kings College KGS0020
Organ: 1934 IV/75 Harrison and Harrison, University of Cambridge, King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England
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