Episode 73 – June 25, 2017

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This week we go to Germany for 6 early German composers.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson
Title: Chaconne en fa mineur (POP 16)
Composer: Johann Pachelbel
Organist: Vincent Boucher
Album: Oeuvres Célèbres pour Orgue – Société Métropolitaine du Disque SMD 230-1
Organ: 1960 V/117 Beckerath/Juget-Sinclair, St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Title: Toccata no. 8 in G major
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler
Organist: Gustav Leonhardt
Album: Historic Organs of Austria – Sony Classical SK 68262
Organ: 1636 III/56 Freundt, Basilica of Chorherrenstift, Klosterneuburg, Austria

Title: Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Composer: Michael Praetorius
Organist: Jean-Charles Ablitzer
Album: Michael Praetorius Pro Organico – Alpha 114
Organ: 1624 III/46 Scherer/Schuke , St. Stephan’s Church, Tangermünde, Germany

Title: Praeludium in E minor
Composer: Nicholas Bruhns
Organist: Barbara Raedeke
Album: Confluence – Raven OAR-937
Organ: 2009 II/23 Juget-Sinclair, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Title: Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist
Composer: Johann Pachelbel
Organist: Wolfgang Rübsam
Album: Pachelbel Organ Works, Vol 1 – Naxos 8.554380
Organ: 1784 III/63 Holzey/Sandtner, Klosterkirche Weißenau (St. Peter und Paul), Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Title: Es wird schier der letzte Tag
Composer: Daniel Magnus Gronau
Organist: Matteo Venturini
Album: 500 Years of Organ Music, Disc 20 – Brilliant Classics 95310
Organ: 2005 III/45 Ghilardi, Church of San Rocco, Pistoia, Italy

Title: Trio in E-flat major
Composer: Johann Ludwig Krebs
Organist: Hans Davidsson
Album: The Craighead-Saunders Organ – Loft LRCD-1115
Organ: 2007 II/39 Various, Christ Church, Rochester, New York, USA