1714 Sieber organ, Michaelerkirche, Vienna, Austria
1714 Sieber organ, Michaelerkirche, Vienna, Austria

The King of Instruments (II) #8579

…on this first broadcast of a new Pipedreams series, host Michael Barone surveys the musical and historic variety of the pipe organ, while sampling recent recordings. The emphasis is on the unusual and the unusually attractive, with wide-ranging choices covering many musical styles, performers, and instruments.

J.S. BACH: Fantasy in g minor, S. 542  -Herbert Tachezi (1755 Silbermann-Hildebrandt/Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany)

W.F. BACH: Fugue in g minor  -Leo van Doeselaar (1727 Müller/Jacobijnerkerk, Leeuwarden, The_Netherlands)

G.F. HANDEL: 3 pieces  -Johann Sonnleitner (Stadrkirche in Laufenburg)

GEORG BÖHM: Capriccio in D  -Hans Fagius (Sandviken)

GIUSEPPE VERDI: "Aida" Triumphal March  -Noel Rawsthorne (Coventry Cathedral)

J.S. BACH: Bist du bei mir. EUGÈNE GIGOUT: Toccata  -John Longhurst (Mormon Tabernacle)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Duo, Op. 8, No. 3  -Thomas Brown, piano; Rollin Smith, organ (Trinity Cathedral in Trenton)

EUGÈNE GIGOUT: Grand Choeur Dialogue  -Norman Mackenzie (Trinity Cathedral in Trenton)

ANTHONY NEWMAN: "Simple Gifts"; Communion  -Anthony Newman (St. Peter's, Bay Shore)

ANONYMOUS: Alamande -Harald Vogel (Wellesley College)

NICOLAS de GRIGNY: Recit de Cromorne  -Melvin Butler (1983 C.B. Fisk/Downtown Presbyterian, Rochester, New York)

J.S. BACH: Duet No. 3, from Clavieruebung III  -Christa Rakich (1967 C.B. Fisk/Harvard Memorial Chapel, Cambridge, Massachusetts)