Episode 218 – April 12, 2020

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It’s Easter Sunday, and since many churches are closed, the King of Instruments is providing organ music suitable for this holy day.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein

Title: Christ the Lord is Risen Today (EASTER HYMN)
Composer: Richard Webster
Organist: Tom Whittemore
Album: Fanfare – Music of Richard Webster – Advent Press
Organ: 1921 IV/59 EM Skinner/Thompson-Allen, St. Luke Episcopal Church, Evanston, Illinois, USA
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Title: Easter Hymn
Composer: John Ferguson
Organist: Judy Congdon
Album: Love So Amazing –
Organ: 1953 III/61 Holtkamp, Wesley Chapel, Houghton College, Houghton, New York, USA

Title: Christ ist erstanden, 3rd. version (BWV 627)
Composer: JS Bach
Organist: Marie-Claire Alain
Album: Bach Complete works for Organ, Vol 2 – Erato 4509-96719-2
Organ: 1714 III/67 Silbermann, Freiberg Cathedral, Freiberg , Saxony, Germany
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Title: Six Pieces – Sarabande for the Morning of Easter
Composer: Herbert Howells
Organist: Andrew Senn
Album: Herbert Howells – Compete Organ Works Vol 1 –
Organ: 2000 IV/113 Reuter, First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Title: That Easter Day with Joy Was Bright (Puer Nobis)
Composer: Robert J Powell
Organist: Marilyn Keiser
Album: Spiritual Pairs – Pro Organo CD7067
Organ: 1994 IV/94 Goulding and Wood, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Title: This joyful Eastertide (Carol)
Composer: Alec Wyton
Organist: Marilyn Keiser
Album: Spiritual Pairs – Pro Organo CD7067
Organ: 1994 IV/94 Goulding and Wood, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Title: Easter Anthem St John Episcopal Cathedral Choir
Composer: Philip Baker
Organist: Eric Plutz
Album: Sing We Merrily – Delos DE3125
Organ: 1938 IV/96 Kimball, St. John’s Cathedral, Denver, Colorado, USA

Title: Holy Week (duet) – Easter Day With Kevin Kwan
Composer: Gerre Hancock
Organist: Todd Wilson
Album: The Organ Music of Gerre Hancock – Raven OAR-951
Organ: 1956 IV/158 Aeolian-Skinner, St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (Chancel), New York City, New York, USA

Title: Variations on an Easter theme – O Filii et Filiae
Composer: John Rutter
Organist: Christopher Herrick
Album: Organ Fireworks – X – Hyperson CDA 67458
Organ: 2002 IV/122 Letourneau, Francis Winspear Centre for Music, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Title: Thine is the Glory The King’s Brass
Composer: GF Handel
Organist: Rebecca Kleintop-Owens
Album: The Best of Brass and Organ – Summit 403
Organ: 1974 IV/117 Ruffatti, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Title: On an Ancient Alleluia
Composer: Roberta Bitgood
Organist: Sally Cherrington Beggs
Album: Historic Organs of Chicago – OHS OHS-02
Organ: 1892 II/28 Hutchings/Bradford, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Title: Song Without Words
Composer: William Lloyd Webber
Organist: Jane Watts
Album: Organ Works of William Lloyd Webber – Priory
Organ: 1877 IV/68 Willis, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, England

Title: Symphony V en Fa pour Orgue, op. 42 no. 1 – V. Toccata
Composer: Charles-Marie Widor
Organist: Anthony Hammond
Album: French Masterworks and Improvisations – Raven OAR-961
Organ: 1962 IV/95 Harrison and Harrison, Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, England
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