Episode 157 – February 3, 2019

The King of Instruments is a one-hour show airing Sunday evenings at 6:00pm on Classic 107.3 FM in St. Louis. It is a joint production of the St. Louis AGO and the Organ Media Foundation. Hear it in the St. Louis region on 107.3 FM, 96.3 HD2, or you can listen online from anywhere in the world at Classic1073.org.

Email us your questions, suggetstion, requests, and comments at koi@kingofinstruments.show

Subscribe to our weekly calendar podcast.

Become a Friend of the King of Instruments and help keep organ music on the air. Full information available here.

This Sunday marks 210 years since the birth of Felix Mendelssohn, so we’re spending the hour with Mendelssohn and Friends.
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Sonata in A major, op. 65, no. 3
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: Andrew Shenton
Album: Virtuoso – Ethereal Recordings ER-119
Organ: 1928 IV/135 EM Skinner/Mander, Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Sheetmusic: PDF Purchase sheetmusic

Title: The War March of the Priests from ‘Athalie’
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Organist: Thomas Trotter
Album: The Grand Organ of Birmingham Town Hall – CDA66216
Organ: 1837 V/112 Hill/Mander, Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham, England
Sheetmusic: PDF Purchase sheetmusic

Title: Tonstucke, op. 22

  • I. Moderato – [ ] – Tempo I – Adagio
  • II. Allegretto
  • III. Allegretto con fuoco

  • Composer: Niels Gade
    Organist: Iain Quinn
    Album: Tender is the North – Chandos CHAN 10581
    Organ: 1962 IV/95 Harrison and Harrison, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, England
    Sheetmusic: PDF Purchase sheetmusic

    Title: Prelude for Organ in F major Edited by Barbara Harbach
    Composer: Fanny Mendelssohn
    Organist: Brenda Lynne Leach
    Album: Windswept – Pro Organo CD 7237
    Organ: 2002 IV/89 Berghaus, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

    Title: Prelude and Fugue no. 1 in C minor, op. 37
    Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
    Organist: Angela Kraft Cross
    Album: Felix Mendelssohn – A 200th Birthday Album – Compass Audio CA7125
    Organ: 1801 III/20 Pike, St. Margaret Lothbury, London, England
    Sheetmusic: PDF Purchase sheetmusic

    Title: Fuge d-Moll
    Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
    Organist: Peter Planyavsky
    Album: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Das Orgelwerk – Motette CD11291
    Organ: 1985 III/55 Pirchner, St. Augustin, Perchtoldsdorf, Austria

    Title: Sonata No.5, D major
    Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
    Organist: Felix Hell
    Album: Mendelssohn at Methuen – Felix Hell FHCD0504
    Organ: 1947 IV/112 Aeolian-Skinner, Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, Massachusetts, USA
    Sheetmusic: PDF Purchase sheetmusic