Episode 126 – July 1, 2018

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July is here, and this month everything revolves around the letter D. This evening we hear from several British composers whose names all start with the letter D.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Paraphrase on O filii et filiae
Composer: Ralph William Downes
Organist: Paul Derrett
Album: Benchmarks Vol 9 East Devon – Benchmarks Records 806809CD
Organ: 1999 II/36 Tickell, St. Paul’s Church, Honiton, England

Title: A Meditation On Brother James’s Air – The Lord’s My Shepherd
Composer: Harold Darke
Organist: James Warren
Album: All Through the Night – Hymn Improvisations – Regent REGCD128
Organ: 1877 IV/68 Willis, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England

Title: Fantasy in E
Composer: Harold Darke
Organist: Philip Rushforth
Album: The Grand Organ of Chester Cathedral – OxRecs OXCD-104
Organ: 1910 IV/79 Hill and Son/Rushworth and Dreaper, Chester Cathedral, Chester, England

Title: Prelude on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Composer: Harold Darke
Organist: Paul Derrett
Album: Benchmarks Vol 5 Twickenham – Benchmarks Records 806805CD
Organ: 1996 II/26 Harrison and Harrison, St. Mary’s Church, Twickenham, England

Title: RAF March Past
Composer: Henry Walford Davies
Organist: Martin Setchell
Album: A Taste of Shropshire – English Music from Ludlow – Quantum QM 7041
Organ: 1764 IV/52 Snetzler/JW Walker, St. Laurence’s Church, Ludlow, England

Title: Solemn Melody
Composer: Henry Walford Davies
Organist: Christopher Herrick
Album: Organ Dreams – Hyperion CDA67060
Organ: 1954 IV/70 Harrison and Harrison, The Temple Church, London, England
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Title: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C
Choir: Choir of the Church of the Incarnation
Composer: George Dyson
Organist: Kevin Clarke
Album: The Royal Standard – Pro Organo CD 7182
Organ: 1961 IV/65 Aeolian-Skinner/Noack, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas, USA

Title: Variations on America
Composer: Charles Ives
Organist: Tom Trenney
Album: Organa Americana – Pro Organo CD 7196
Organ: 2003 III/58 Schantz, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Savannah, Georgia, USA
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Title: On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
Composer: Frederick Delius
Organist: Thomas Murray
Album: The Transcriber’s Art – Gothic
Organ: 1928 IV/197 EM Skinner, Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA