Episode 75 – July 9, 2017

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This week we return to America for an hour of music by American composers.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Fanfare d’Orgue
Composer: Harry Rowe Shelley
Organist: Charles Callahan
Album: Charles Callahan plays American Music at Sacred Heart, Tampa Florida – Pro Organo CD 2223
Organ: 1993 IV/54 Moller/Wicks, Sacred heart Catholic Church, Tampa, Florida, USA

Title: Variations to the Sicilian Hymn
Composer: Benjamin Carr
Organist: Peter Sykes
Album: A Nantucket Organ Tour – Raven OAR 320
Organ: 1831 II/14 Appleton/E and GG Hook, Centre United Methodist Church, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Flute Voluntary
Composer: Benjamin Carr
Organist: Marian Ruhl Metson
Album: Yankee: Come Home! – Raven OAR 190
Organ: 1867 II/23 Stevens, Belleville Congregational Church, Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Patriotic Medley
Composer: Charles Callahan
Organist: Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault
Album: 20th-21st Century Organ Music for Two, Vol 4 – Gothic G-49292
Organ: 1941 IV/103 Aeolian-Skinner/Schoenstein, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Amarillo, Texas, USA

Title: Six Pieces, op. 9 – Prelude and Fugue in C minor
Composer: Seth Bingham
Organist: Christopher Marks
Album: Organ Music of Seth Bingham, Vol 3 – Raven OAR 992
Organ: 1998 IV/95 Schoenstein, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Title: Carillon
Composer: Leo Sowerby
Organist: Stephen Williams
Album: Platinum – Raven OAR-957
Organ: 1938 IV/87 EM Skinner/Reuter, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Title: Toccatina in G major
Composer: James Hotchkiss Rogers
Organist: Martin Weyer
Album: Rheinberger, Guilmant, and Their American Pupils – Raven OAR 410
Organ: 1926 III/37 Casavant/Murphy, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden, New Jersey, USA

Title: Sonata no. 2
Fugue in five voices, maestoso
Theme and Variations

Composer: Eugene Thayer
Organist: Karl Moyer
Album: As the Dew From Heaven Distilling – Raven OAR 290
Organ: 1865 I/11 E and GG Hook/Andover, First Congregational Church, Orwell, Vermont, USA

Title: Rubrics – V. The people respond – Amen!
Composer: Dan Locklair
Organist: Philip Scriven
Album: Sounds of Cranleigh – Regent REGCD398
Organ: 2010 III/39 Mander, Cranleigh School, Cranleigh, England