Episode 86 – September 24, 2017

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In this Sunday’s show we listen to organ music by Belgian composers.

Hosts: Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, Brent Johnson

Title: Fanfare
Composer: Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens
Organist: Michael Murray
Album: French Organ Encores – Telarc CD-80104
Organ: 1950 IV/80 Aeolian-Skinner/Foley-Baker, Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Title: Priere in E
Composer: Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens
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 in G minor, op. 29 – I. Allegro con moto
Composer: Edgar Tinel
Organist: Katharine Pardee
Album: Blending Voices: Organ Music from Belgium – Pro Organo CD 7140
Organ: 1907 IV/46 Hutchings-Votey/Rosales, St. James Cathedral, Seattle, Washington, USA

Title: Aria, op. 51
Composer: Flor Peeters
Organist: Andrew Lucas
Album: Organ Showpieces from Saint Paul Cathedral – Naxos 8.550955
Organ: 1977 V/132 Willis/Mander, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

Title: Toccata, Fugue et Hymne Sur Ave Maris Stella, op. 28
Composer: Flor Peeters
Organist: Mary Beth Bennett
Album: Chant Mosaic – World Library 2930
Organ: 1949 IV/121 Kilgen/Wicks, St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Title: Prelude on Dies Irae
Composer: Gaston Marie Dethier
Organist: Charles Callahan
Album: Cathedral Echoes – Pro Organo CD 7232
Organ: 1949 IV/121 Kilgen/Wicks, St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Title: Sonata Eroica, op. 94
Composer: Joseph Jongen
Organist: Stephen Tharp
Album: Stephen Tharp Plays The Anderson Organ – JAV 160
Organ: 2005 IV/118 Casavant, Brick Presbyterian Church, New York, New York, USA

Title: Sonate no. 3 in A minor (Pascale) – III. Finale, Alleluia (Maestoso recitando-Allegro)
Composer: Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens
Organist: Ben van Oosten
Album: Lemmens – Sonatas and Selected Works – MDG 316 0975-2
Organ: 1871 III/67 Schyven/Van Bever, Notre-Dame de Laeken, Brussels, Belgium