2000 van den Heuvel organ at the Katarina Church, Stockholm
2000 van den Heuvel organ at the Katarina Church, Stockholm

Going On Record #0247

From sprightly Renaissance dances to grandious symphonies, this week’s show celebrates the many diverse elements which make organ music so remarkable, and a mirror of changes in western culture. Style, emotion, compositional and mechanical ingenuity all play a part in creating music of joy and contemplation, of restraint and exhultation. Whether in folk-song improvisation or anthem accompaniment, flashy toccata or rhumba-inspired trumpet voluntary, the pipe organ does it all. Listen to newly released compact discs from around the world in this sonic spectacular.

J.S. BACH: Orgelbüchlein Chorale-preludes: Komm, Gott Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, S. 631; Ach wie nichtig, S. 644; Alle Menschen müssen sterben, S. 643; Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, S. 635; Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein, S. 641; Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, S. 609 –George Ritchie (1998 Fritts/Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Raven OAR-580

J.S. BACH: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, S. 669, from Clavierübung III –Memphis Chamber Choir; John Ayer (1958 Flentrop/Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) Pro Organo CD 7138

J.S. BACH: Fugue in g, S. 578 –Thomas Murray (1854 E. & G.G. Hook/First Unitarian, Jamaica Plain, MA) AFKA SK-550/51

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro, fragment from Symphony Number 6, Opus 42, #2, plus narrated organ demonstration –Thomas Murray (1863 E. & G.G. Hook/Immaculate Conception RCC, Boston, MA) AFKA SK-550/51

HENRY PURCELL: Trumpet Sonata Number 2 –Timothy Moke, trumpet; Georg Masanz (1993 Hauser/Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Kirchdorf, Switzerland) Moke Recordings CD-2001

FRANZ LEHRNDORFER: Improvisation on a Folksong Im Märzen der BauerFranz Lehrndorfer (1959 Steinmeyer/Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany) Kuckuck CD-13208

PHILIP WILBY: Sonnet, from Lincoln Windows –Choir of Lincoln College, Oxford, Tom Lydon; Philip Smith (1994 Walker/Exeter College Chapel, Oxford, England, UK) Guild GMCD 7236

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro, from Organ Symphony Number 6, Opus 42, number 2 –Kristiaan Seynhave (2000 van den Heuvel/Katarina Church, Stockholm, Sweden) Rene Gailly CD-173 ANTONIO GARDANE, publisher: Renaissance Dances –Kimberly Marshall (1519 Piffaro/Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, Italy) Loft LRCD-1046

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Toccata in d –Kimberly Marshall (1992 Fritts/Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ) Loft LRCD-1029

OTTO DIENEL: 3 Chorale-preludes, from Opus 52 #1, Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade; #6, Eins ist Not; #7, Es ist das HeilEdward Zimmerman (1851 Hook; 1988 Andover/Cathedral of St. John, Providence, RI) AFKA SK-552

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Valse mignonne, Opus 142 –Harry Wilkinson (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Pro Organo CD 7144

PATRICK GOWERS: An Occasional Trumpet Voluntary –Christopher Herrick (2000 Kuhn/Berner Münster, Switzerland) Hyperion CDA67228