Episode 57 – March 5, 2017

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This week on the birthday of Arthur Foote, we visit some early American organ music.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Title: Oriental Sketch, op. 41 no. 5 August 8, 2012
Composer: Arthur Foote
Organist: Jens Korndörfer
Album: Jens Korndörfer Performs
Organ: 1894 III/43 Schlag and Söhn/Scheffler, Johanneskirke, Bergen, Norway

Title: Night – A Meditation
Composer: Arthur Foote
Organist: Charles Callahan
Album: All Glory Be to God on High
Organ: 2010 III/37 Rodgers, St. Michael’s Church, Wheaton, Illinois, USA

Title: Scherzo. Vivace – Allegro Maestoso from Grand Sonata in E-flat
Composer: Dudley Buck
Organist: George Bozeman
Album: Historic Organs of Michigan – OHS OHS-95
Organ: 1861 III/41 E and GG Hook/Bozeman-Gibson, Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, Marine City, Michigan, USA

Title: Pastorale in A
Composer: William Horatio Clarke
Organist: Susan Werner Friesen
Album: Historic Organs of Chicago – OHS OHS-02
Organ: 1904 I/9 Wisconsin Pipe Organ, St. Mary Catholic Church, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA

Title: Variations on Home Sweet Home
Composer: Dudley Buck
Organist: Scott Montgomery
Album: Organo Plano – Music For A Joyous Occasion – Raven OAR-944
Organ: 2012 IV/90 Reuter, Christ United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas, USA

Title: Etude in D minor
Composer: George Elbridge Whiting
Organist: Leo Abbott
Album: 1875 E and GG Hook and Hastings Opus 801 – AFKA SK519
Organ: 1875 III/101 Hook and Hastings, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Sonata no. 2 in G
Composer: Dudley Buck
Organist: David Chalmers
Album: Organ Music of America II 1868-1908 – Gloriae Dei Cantores GDCD 011
Organ: 1864 IV/64 E and GG Hook, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA