Episode 167 – April 14, 2019

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This week’s episode focuses on the music of Georg Fredrich Handel
Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Composer: GF Handel
Organist: Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen
Album: Organ At The Opera – Move MD 3170
Organ: 1979 V/200 Sharp, Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Title: Concerto for Organ and Strings in B-flat major, op. 4 no. 2

  • I. A tempo ordinario
  • II. Adagio
  • III. Allegro, ma non presto
  • Strings: The Ciompi Quartet
    Composer: GF Handel
    Organist: Marilyn Keiser
    Album: Studies in Relief – Pro Organo CD 7143
    Organ: 1997 II/15 Casavant, First Baptist Church, Mount Gilead, North Carolina, USA
    Sheetmusic: PDF

    Title: Dead March from Saul
    Composer: GF Handel
    Organist: Simon Preston
    Album: Organ Favourites from Westminster Abbey – London 430 145-2
    Organ: 1937 IV/84 Harrison and Harrison, Westminster Abbey, London, England

    Title: Pieces for a Musical Clock
    Composer: GF Handel
    Organist: Olivier Latry
    Album: Musique Pour Orgue Mecanique – BNL 112792
    Organ: 1745 III/60 Stumm/Oberlinger, St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Kirchheimbolanden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

    Title: Voluntary in D
    Composer: GF Handel
    Organist: Sarah Hawbecker
    Album: Let The Pealing Organ Blow
    Organ: 2002 III/73 Letourneau, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Title: Air in F major from The Water Music (HWV 348)
    Composer: GF Handel
    Organist: Robert Woolley
    Album: Handel And His English Contemporaries – Regent REGCD382
    Organ: 1766 II/20 Parker/Goetz and Gwynne, Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Leatherhead, England
    Sheetmusic: Purchase sheetmusic

    Title: Overture and March from Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
    Composer: GF Handel
    Organist: John Kitchen
    Album: Gaudeamus Igitur – Delphian DCD 34163
    Organ: 1897 IV/62 Hope-Jones/Forth, McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Title: Concerto op. 4 no. 1 en sol mineur (HWV 289)

  • I. Larghetto e staccato
  • II. Allegro
  • III. Adagio
  • IV. Andante
  • Composer: GF Handel
    Organist: Michel Chapuis
    Album: Georg Friedrich Handel Concertos pour orgue et orchestre, op 4 – Quantum dQM 6986
    Organ: II/11 Jean David, L’eglise Mont-Dore, Mont-Dore, France
    Sheetmusic: PDF