Episode 143 – October 28, 2018

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Today’s episode is all music of Joseph Jongen, including the massive Symphonie Concertante
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Chorale, op. 37 no. 4
Composer: Joseph Jongen
Organist: Gordon Turk
Album: Organ Masterworks from Ocean Grove Auditorium –
Organ: 1908 V/165 Hope-Jones, Ocean Grove Auditorium, Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA
Sheetmusic: PDF Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Petit Prélude
Composer: Joseph Jongen
Organist: Peter Crompton
Album: Roast Beef and Bordeaux – Regent REGCD408
Organ: 1933 IV/59 Hill, Norman and Beard, Royal Hospital School Chapel, Holbrook, England
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Title: Chant de Mai, op, 53 no. 1
Composer: Joseph Jongen
Organist: Thomas Murray
Album: Art of the Symphonic Organist, Vol 3 – JAV JAV 154
Organ: 1926 IV/48 EM Skinner/Thompson-Allen, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA
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Title: 4 Pieces, op.37 – I. Cantabile
Composer: Joseph Jongen
Organist: David Drury
Album: On a Grand Scale – ABC Classics 454 173-2
Organ: 1890 IV/58 TC Lewis/Harrison and Harrison, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, Australia
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Title: Symphonie Concertante

  • I. Allegro, Molto moderato
  • II. Divertimento – Molto vivo
  • III. Molto lento – lento, misterioso
  • IV. Toccata (Moto perpetuo), Allegro moderato

  • Composer: Joseph Jongen
    Organist: Michael Murray
    Album: Jongen – Symphonie Concertante – Telarc CD-80096
    Organ: 1984 V/147 Ruffatti, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, California, USA