Episode 144 – November 4, 2018

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For the month of November, everything is geared toward the letter F. We start with one of the towering figures in French organ music, César Franck.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Six Pieces, V. Pastorale, op. 19
Composer: César Franck
Organist: Michael Murray
Album: Cesar Franck, Complete Masterworks for Organ – Telarc CD-80234
Organ: 1888 III/54 Cavaillé-Coll, Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse, France
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Title: Prélude, Fugue et Variation, op. 18
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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Title: Piece Heroique
Composer: César Franck
Organist: Jeanne Demessieux
Album: Cesar Franck Organ Works Vol 1 – Londone STS 15103
Organ: 1846 IV/82 Cavaillé-Coll, Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France
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Title: Trois Pièces – Cantabile
Composer: César Franck
Organist: Jean Langlais
Album: The Complete Organ Works of César Franck – GIA CD-272
Organ: 1859 III/74 Cavaillé-Coll/Beuchet-Debierre, Ste. Clotilde, Paris, France
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Title: Sonata no. 1 in F minor – II. Adagio
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: Stephen Tharp
Album: Mendelssohn Organ Sonatas – Naxos 8.553583
Organ: 1983 II/27 Casavant, St. Clement Church, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Title: Panis Angelicus Chuck Seipp, Trumpet
Composer: César Franck
Organist: Mary Mozelle
Album: The Wedding Book, Ceremonial Music for Trumpet and Organ
Organ: 1968 IV/104 Aeolian-Skinner, National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC, USA

Title: Choral No 1 en mi majeur
Composer: César Franck
Organist: Lynne Davis
Album: Musique Pour Cathedrales – Quantum dQM 6998
Organ: 1971 IV/98 Danion-Gonzalez/Cicchero, Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Chartres, France
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