Episode 153 – January 6, 2019

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Happy new year! This month we return to the alphabet for inspiration for our show. Our next stop is the letter ‘G’. Today we have Gregorian Gifts, with a nod to the Feast of Epiphany.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Prelude sur l’Introit de l’Epiphanie
Composer: Maurice Duruflé
Organist: Todd Wilson
Album: Maurice Durufle Organ Music (Complete) – Delos DE 3047
Organ: 1978 III/52 Schudi, Church of St. Thomas Aquinas, Dallas, Texas, USA

Composer: Naji Hakim
Organist: Naji Hakim
Album: Canticum: French Organ Music – EMI Classics 5 72272 2 3
Organ: 1871 III/82 Cavaille-Coll/Glandaz, Ste. Trinite, Paris, France
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Title: Ave Verum
Composer: Everett Titcomb
Organist: Charles Callahan
Album: Invocation
Organ: 1996 V/76 Turner, Church of the Holy Family, New York City, New York, USA

Title: Cinq Improvisations – IV. Fantasie-Improvisation sur l’Ave maris stella
Composer: Charles Tournemire
Organist: Wilma Jensen
Album: Sketches and Improvisations in the French Tradition – Pro Organo CD 7186
Organ: 1986 III/85 Casavant, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Title: Variations on Ubi Caritas
Composer: Denis Bédard
Organist: Maxine Thévenot
Album: Tell of His Love – Raven OAR-144
Organ: 2002 III/65 Reuter, Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Composer: Heinrich Scheidemann
Organist: Karin Nelson
Album: Heinrich Scheidemann Organ Works vol 2 – Naxos 8.554203
Organ: 1991 II/27 Brombaugh, Haga Church, Göteborg, Sweden
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Title: Artizarra – Fantaisie sur un chant populaire pour la fête de l’Epiphanie
Composer: Daniel Roth
Organist: Stephen Tharp
Album: Stephen Tharp at St. Sulpice – JAV JAV130
Organ: 1862 V/128 Cavaillé-Coll, Church of St. Sulpice, Paris, France
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