1929 Skinner organ Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1929 Skinner organ Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Lucky Seven #0929

…back in the depths of history, the number ‘7’ was deemed lucky, or at least significant, and our music proves the point.

Hour 1

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Moderato 1st movement, from Symphony Number 7 in a, Opus 42, number 4 –Ben van Oosten (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Ouen, Rouen, France) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 316 0404

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Choral 2nd movement, from Symphony Number 7 –Herman van Vliet (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-François-de-Sales, Lyon, France) Festivo FECD-145/146

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Andante 3rd movement, from Symphony Number 7 –Pierre Pincemaille (1845 Cavaillé-Coll/Église de la Madeleine, Paris, France) Solstice CD-183

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: 3 Songs: Contemplation & Le vase brisé, Opus 43, numbers 3 & 2; Aimons toujours –Anne-Marie Rodde, soprano; Noël Lee, piano. Etcetera 1094

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro ma non troppo 4th movement, from Symphony Number 7 –Charles Krigbaum (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) AFKA SK-305

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Lento 5th movement, from Symphony Number 7 –Günther Kaunzinger (1990 Jann/Waldsassen Basilica, Germany) Novalis CD 150 098

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale 6th movement, from Symphony Number 7 –Jane Parker-Smith (1989 van den Heuvel/Église Saint-Eustache, Paris, France) ASV CD-958

Filler –CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Andante (see above)

Hour 2

JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Praeludium 1st movement, from Organ Sonata Number 7 in f, Opus 127 –Rudolf Innig (1888 Walcker/City Church, Winterthur, Switzerland) Dabringhaus und Grimm MDG 317 0894

JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Rhapsody-Andante 2nd movement, from Sonata Number 7 –Hansjörg Schellenberger, oboe; Hedwig Bilgram (1990 Rieger/Pfarre St. Gilgen, Austria) Denon 75081

JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Finale 3rd movement, from Sonata Number 7 –Sabine Steinmetz (1910 Link/Pauluskirche, Ulm, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12251

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Entrée, 1st movement, from Organ Sonata Number 7 in F, Opus 89 –Christopher Herrick (1983 van den Heuvel/Nieuwe Kerk, Ketwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands) Priory PRCD230

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Lento assai 2nd movement, from Organ Sonata Number 7 –Robert Delcamp (2003 Casavant Frères/Chapel of the Apostles, University of the South - School of Theology, Sewanee, TN) Naxos 8.557614

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Intermezzo 3rd movement, from Organ Sonata Number 7 –Georges Lartigau (1885 Puget/St. Amans Church, Rodez, France) EMA 9514

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Cantabile 5th movement, from Organ Sonata Number 7 –Joris Verdin (1900 Henry Willis & Sons/St. Patrick Cathedral, Dundalk, Ireland) Ricercar 267

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Final 6th movement, from Organ Sonata Number 7 –Georges Lartigau (1885 Puget/St. Amans Church, Rodez, France) EMA 9514