The Art of Transcription, or Is it Really (Organ) Music?!! #8423

…All the repertoire on this broadcast was originally written for some medium other than the pipe organ. While some of you may consider a transcription “impure,” the tradition of adapting music for organ performance is based on centuries-old precedents. Bach though nothing of playing a Vivaldi violin concerto on the organ.

JOHANN GOTTFRIED WALTHER: Concerto in c minor after Telemann  Wolfgang Rübsam (Felsberg/St. Martin's Cathedral, Colmar, Switzerland)

J.S. BACH/CHARLES GOUNOD: Ave Maria  Jane Parker-Smith (Westminster Cathedral, London)

BELA BARTOK: Romanian Folk Dances  Oskar Gottlieb Blarr (Rieger/Neanderkirche, Duesseldorf)

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY: Andante, from Symphony No. 6  Thomas Murray (Skinner/Trinity Church, Boston)

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Arabesque No. 1  Keith Chapman (1750 Gabler/Abbey, Weingarten, Germany)

J.S. BACH: Toccata in D, S. 912  Oskar Gottlieb Blarr (1978 Rieger/Cathedral, Ratzeburg, Germany)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Danse Macabre  Edwin H. Lemare (Welte reproducing organ rolls/Church of the Covenant, Boston)

MAURICE RAVEL: Claire de lune  Virgil Fox (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, New-York, New_York)

RICHARD WAGNER: Die Meistersinger Overture  Dean Billmeyer (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis)