1997 Schoenstein organ at First Plymouth Congregation Church, Lincoln, Nebraska
1997 Schoenstein organ at First Plymouth Congregation Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Some Spring Notes #1114

…enhancing that ‘spring feeling’ with scores from the classics to Broadway songs, tuneful takes on the change of seasons.

Hour 1

J.S. BACH: Awake, thou wintry earth, from Cantata Number 129 –Columbia Chamber Symphony, Zoltan Rozsnyai, conductor; E. Power Biggs (1770 Mallon; 1942 Schuke/Stadtpfarrkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria) CBS Masterworks MK 42645

ANTONIO VIVALDI (transcribed by Beauregard): Concerto in E, Opus 8, number 1, La Primavera, from The Four SeasonsArnaud de Beauregard (1981 Kleuker/Eglise du Chant d’Oiseau, Brussels, Belgium) Beauregard 2000

RUDOLF LUTZ: Spring Concerto Improvisation –Rudolf Lutz (2007 Kuhn/Monastery Church, Engelberg, Switzerland), Organ Promotion 4007

ALFRED HOLLINS: Spring SongHerman van Vliet (1762 Bätz; 1921 Bik/Evangelical Lutheran Church, Den Haag, The Netherlands) Festivo FECD-116

SIDNEY TORCH: On a Spring NoteTom Hazleton (Wurlitzer hybrid/Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA) Klavier K 77014

RUBE BLOOM: Spring FeverDavid Peckham (1925 Marr & Colton/Clemens Center, Elmira, NY) Veteran Hill Productions 1961

VERNON DUKE: April in ParisGeorge Wright (Wurlitzer organs) Banda CD-59658 & Banda CD-12295

IRVING BERLIN: Easter ParadeRon Rhode (1930 Wurlitzer/Hochmuth-Stankey Residence, New Lenov, IL) Roxy Productions CD-109

RICHARD RODGERS: Younger than springtime/Wonderful guy, from South PacificLyn Larsen (1926 Wurlitzer/Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS) Pro Arte CD-339

Hour 2

JOHANN STRAUSS II: Voices of Spring, Opus 410 –Tom Gnaster (1929 Barton/Granada Theatre, Kansas City, KS) P&P Productions 031693

LÁSZLÓ FASSANG: Impressions of “Voices of Spring”, improvisation –László Fassang (2006 Mühleisen; Pécsi/Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Palace of the arts, Budapest, Hungary) Organ Promotion 4005

DAVID TIMM: Frühling, improvisation –David Timm (2002 Rensch/Martinskirche, Albstadt-Ebingen, Germany) Organ Promotion 4004

ALFRED HOLLINS: A Song of Sunshine –David Drury (1890 Hill/Town Hall, Sydney, Australia) ABC Classics 432 527

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Variations, Onder een Linde groenBernard Winsemius (1663 Smit/St. Nicolaaskerk, Edam, the Netherlands) InterSound 1009

SETH BINGHAM: Primavera, from Harmonies of Florence, Opus 27, number 2 –Christopher Marks (1997 Schoenstein/First Plymouth Congregational, Lincoln, NE) Raven OAR-991

RUDOLF FRIML: Echoes of Spring –Jason Alden (2000 Reuter/Our Lady of the Lake RCC, Rockwall, TX) Raven OAR-911

CHRISTIAN SINDING: Rustle of SpringReginald Foort (1938 Möller traveling organ) Piping Hot CD-2006

JOSEPH BONNET: In Memoriam Titanic [April 14-15, 1912] –Michael Overbury (1909 Binns/Albert Hall, Nottingham, England, UK) Priory PRCD916

JOSEPH BONNET: Chant de printemps, Opus 7, number 6 –Frederic Ledroit (1965 Beuchet-Debierre/St. Peter Cathedral, Angouleme, France) Skarbo 1026