Episode 213 – March 8, 2020

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This week w continue our N themed shows with Nordic Niceties, music from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Playlist
Title: Toccata on Nun Danket alle Gott
Composer: Egil Hovland
Organist: Philip Rushforth
Album: Philip Rushforth plays the organs of Southwell Minster and Chester Cathedral – OxRecs OXCD-103
Organ: 1994 IV/66 Nicholson and Co, Southwell Minster (Screen Organ), Southwell, England

Title: Organ Chorale – Af Hoiheden oprunden
Composer: Niels Gade
Organist: David Dahl
Album: A Scandinavian Christmas – Loft LRCD 1017
Organ: 1998 III/80 Fritts, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, USA
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Title: Taagen letter
Composer: Carl Nielsen
Organist: Helge Gramstrup
Album: Dream Visions – Point Records PCD 5158
Organ: 1967 III/41 Andersen, Sankt Markus Kirke, Aarhus, Denmark

Title: Passacaglia in D minor (BuxWV 161)
Composer: Dieterich Buxtehude
Organist: Adam Brakel
Album: In Times of Crisis – Raven OAR-956
Organ: 1962 IV/93 Beckerath, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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Title: The Bells of Nidaros Cathedral – Organ Fantasy, op. 37b
Composer: Ludvig Nielsen
Organist: James Hicks
Album: Nordic Journey – Pro Organo CD 7239
Organ: 1929 III/74 Setterquist, Linkoping Cathedral, Linkoping, Sweden

Title: Prelude and Fugue In Memoriam Maurice Duruflé
Composer: Fredrik Sixten
Organist: Margaret Phillips
Album: Capriccio – Regent REGCD419
Organ: 2007 IV/61 Beckerath, Marlborough College, Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels, Marlborough, England

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Title: Melodia, op. 32 no. 2
Composer: Fredrik Isacsson
Organist: James Hicks
Album: Nordic Journey, Volume II – Pro Organo CD 7262
Organ: 2008 III/27 Åkerman and Lund, St. Johannes Church, Malmö, Sweden

Title: Drei Tonstücke, op. 22
Composer: Niels Gade
  • I. Moderato
    Organist: Adam Brakel
    Album: In Times of Crisis – Raven OAR-956
    Organ: 1962 IV/93 Beckerath, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • II. Allegretto
    Organist: Iain Quinn
    Album: Tender is the North – Chandos CHAN 10581
    Organ: 1962 IV/95 Harrison and Harrison, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, England
  • III. Allegro
    Organist: Thomas Murray
    Album: An American Masterpiece – AFKA SK-507
    Organ: 1863 IV/69 E and GG Hook/Hook and Hastings, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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