Episode 136 – September 9, 2018

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This week we have music by the English composer Edward Elgar.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Coronation March, op. 65 arr. Herbert Brewer
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: John Challenger
Album: Elgar from Salisbury – Regent REGCD463
Organ: 1877 IV/68 Willis, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England
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Title: Chanson de Nuit, op. 15, no. 1
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: Simon Nieminski
Album: Sir Edward Meets Father Willis – Pro Organo SACD 7199
Organ: 1897 IV/66 Willis, St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Title: Vesper Voluntaries andantino
Composer: Edward Elgar
Organist: Thomas Murray
Album: Edward Elgar Music for Organ – Gothic G49076
Organ: 1928 IV/197 EM Skinner, Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Title: Enigma Variations, Op.36 – Enigma

  • Andante, Variation 1 – C.A.E. (L’istesso Tempo)
  • Variation 2 – H.D.S-P. (Allegro)
  • Variation 3 – R.B.T. (Allegro)
  • Variation 4 – W.M.B. (Allegro di molto)
  • Variation 5 _ R.P.A. (Moderato)
  • Variation 6 – Ysobel (Andantino)
  • Variation 7 – Troyte (Presto)
  • Variation 8 – W.N. (Allegretto)
  • Variation 9 – Nimrod (Adagio)
  • Variation 10 – Dorabella (Intermezzo – Allegretto)
  • Variation 11 – G.R.S. (Allegro di molto)
  • Variation 12 – B.G.N. (Andante)
  • Variation 13 – *** (Romanza – Moderato)
  • Variation 14 – E.D.U. (Finale – Allegro, Presto)

  • Composer: Edward Elgar
    Organist: Keith John
    Album: Elgar: Enigma Variations and Organ Sonata – Hyperion CDA67363
    Organ: 1954 IV/70 Harrison and Harrison, The Temple Church, London, England