Episode 210 – February 16, 2020

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This week we’re making it all up! It’s an hour of improvisation!

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist:
Title: Fanfare
Composer: Improvisation
Organist: Gerre Hancock
Album: Fanfare – Gothic 49038
Organ: 1956 IV/158 Aeolian-Skinner, St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (Chancel), New York City, New York, USA

Title: Deux Réflexions sur un thème donné
  • Poissons
  • Oiseaux

  • Composer: Jan Von Hassel
    Organist: Jan Von Hassel
    Album: Couleurs d’Orgue – Spektral SRL4-10079
    Organ: 1846 IV/82 Cavaillé-Coll, Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris, France

    Title: Picardy
    Composer: Dorothy Papadakos
    Organist: Dorothy Papadakos
    Album: Dorothy Over the Rainbow – Pro Organo CD7080
    Organ: 1954 IV/139 Aeolian-Skinner, Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York City, New York, USA

    Title: Improvisation d’un diptyque symphonique – Adagio
    Composer: Improvisation
    Organist: Dominique Joubert
    Album: Dominique Joubert Improvisations – Société Métropolitaine du Disque SMD 273-3
    Organ: 1915 IV/92 Casavant, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

    Title: Zepyrs – Improvisation on a theme by Leopold Stokowski
    Composer: Marcel Dupré
    Organist: George Baker
    Album: Dupré Complete Works Vol 13 – Naxos 8.554542
    Organ: 2000 III/59 Aeolian-Skinner/JF Dupont, Perkins Chapel, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA

    Title: Three Liturgical Improvisations – I. My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord
    Composer: George Oldroyd
    Organist: Jonathan Ryan
    Album: A Cathedral’s Voice – Raven OAR-941
    Organ: 2011 III/55 Parkey, Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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    Title: Improvisation
    Composer: David Drury
    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

    Title: Sortie de Vepres, improvisation sue l’Alléluia du Messie de Haendel
    Composer: Improvisation
    Organist: Dominique Joubert
    Album: Dominique Joubert Improvisations – Société Métropolitaine du Disque SMD 273-3
    Organ: 1898 IV/64 Mutin /Yves Koenig, Cathédral Saint-Apollinaire, Valence, France