1962 Beckerath organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1962 Beckerath organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Pride of Pittsburgh #1023

…a collection of musical instruments that add immeasurably to this western Pennsylvania city’s enviable ‘livability’ rating.

Hour 1

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Now thank we all our God, Opus 65, number 59 –Richard Szeremany (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/East Liberty Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive

JOHN BARRETT: Voluntary in C. JOHN STANLEY: Adagio. SIMON STUBLEY: AllegroGerald Webster, trumpet; Paul Klemme (1995 Reuter/Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7057

MICHAEL McCABE: All things bright and beautifulShadyside Church Choir, John Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7072

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Adagio Cantabile, from Symphony Number 3, Opus 78 –William Evans (1991 Austin/Westminster Presbyterian, Upper St. Clair, PA) Audible Images 1001

JOHN KARL HIRTEN: Allein Gott in der Höh. NOEL RAWSTHORNE: Hornpipe HumoresqueAlison Luedecke (1962 Beckerath/Cathedral of St. Paul, Pittsburgh, PA) Raven OAR-610

GASTON DETHIER: Caprice, The BrookEdwin Arthur Kraft (1931 Skinner/Elm Court, Butler, PA) JAV CD-123

JEAN LANGLAIS: Noel Variations on Ihr Hirten erwachtAnn Labounsky (1963 Casavant Frères/Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA) MHS CD-522018

Filler –JOHANN PACHELBEL: Variations, Ach, was soll ich Sünder machenAlison Luedecke; Raven OAR-610 (see above)

Hour 2

NICOLAUS BRUHNS: Praeludium in G –Alan Lewis, organst. EDWARD BAIRSTOW: Anthem, Sing ye to the LordCalvary Episcopal Choir, Alan Lewis, conductor; Thomas P. Smith (1963 Casavant Frères/Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7159

HAROLD ARLEN: As long as I liveRuby Braff, cornet; Dick Hyman (1926 Wurlitzer/Keystone Oaks High School, Dormont, PA) Arbors Jazz 19269

MAURICE DEPRET: Sourire d’Avril (1892 Welte Orchestrion/Frick Collection, Pittsburgh, PA) Frick CD-2001

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Resonet in laudibus, from Cathedral Windows, Opus 106 –John Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7189

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139. SAMUEL SCHEIDT: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz. JOHANN PACHELBEL: Praeludium in d –Harald Vogel (1962 Beckerath/Cathedral of St. Paul, Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 22, 2009

Filler –MATTHIAS WECKMANN: Praeludium in d –Harald Vogel, St. Paul’s Cathedral (see above)

 

The Organ Historical Society will hold its 2010 Convention in Pittsburgh, June 21-26. Check their website, as some events may be open to the public: www.organsociety.org/2010

 

American recitalist Paul Jacobs has recorded an entire CD on the Beckerath organ at St. Paul’s Cathedral, JAV CD-145