Episode 211 – February 23, 2020

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Our final birthday month celebration is the Great British Birthday show, celebrating the birthdays of Frank Bridge, Samuel Wesley, C.H.H. Parry, and G.F. Handel.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Allegro Marzial
Composer: Frank Bridge
Organist: Christopher Dearnley
Album: EMI Great Cathedral Organ Series, Vol 2 – Amphion PHI CD 161
Organ: 1977 V/132 Willis/Mander, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England
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Title: In Memoriam C.H.H. Parry
Composer: Frank Bridge
Organist: Todd Wilson
Album: Frank Bridge and Friends – JAV 120
Organ: 1998 IV/71 Quimby, St. Margaret’s Church, Palm Desert, California, USA

Title: Adagio in E
Composer: Frank Bridge
Organist: Scott Montgomery
Album: Inspirations From England – Regent REGCD309
Organ: 2001 III/53 Mander, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Title: Larghetto, Introduction and Fugue
Composer: Samuel Wesley
Organist: Paul Derrett
Album: Benchmarks Vol 15 Isle of Man – Benchmarks
Organ: c. 1870 I/0 Unknown, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Castletown, Isle of Man

Title: 12 Short Pieces nos. 2 and 9
Composer: Samuel Wesley
Organist: Barbara Owen
Album: Historic Organs of Maine – Organ Historical Society OHS-92
Organ: 1867 I/9 George Stevens/Andover, The Baptist Church, Blue Hill, Maine, USA

Title: I was glad when they said unto me Choirs of St. Mary’s Collegiate Church
Composer: CHH Parry
Organist: Mark Swinton
Album: Gaudeamus Omnes – Regent REGCD461
Organ: IV/84 Nicohlson, St. Mary’s Collegiate Church, Warwick, England
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Title: Chorale Fantasia on an Old English Tune – When I survey the wondrous cross
Composer: CHH Parry
Organist: David Goode
Album: A Parry Collection – Regent REGCD365
Organ: 1885 IV/63 Hill/Mander, Eton College Chapel, Windsor, England
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Title: Jerusalem
Composer: CHH Parry
Organist: Ian Tracey
Album: Liverpool Encores – Mirabilis MRCD901
Organ: 1923 V/181 Willis, Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, England
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Title: Chorale Prelude On Croft’s 136th – O Ye Immortal Throng Of Angels Round The Throne
Composer: CHH Parry
Organist: James Warren
Album: All Through the Night – Hymn Improvisations – Regent REGCD128
Organ: 1877 IV/68 Willis, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England
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Title: Organ Concerto in B-flat major, op. 7 no. 1
Composer: GF Handel
Organist: Ekaterina Melnikova
Album: A Dance to the Music of Time – Bel Air Music BAM 2002
Organ: 1976 I/0 Tamburini, Saint Nicholas Cathedral (Choir Organ), Monaco-Ville, Monaco