1741 Silbermann organ at Saint Thomas Church, Strasbourg, France
1741 Silbermann organ at Saint Thomas Church, Strasbourg, France
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Bach in Alsace #2144

. . . an exploration of instruments that influenced Albert Schweitzer and inspired the beginnings of the Organ Reform movement.

Hour One

J. S. BACHPrelude & Fugue in C, BWV 547Ewald Kooiman (1709 Andreas Silbermann/St. Etienne Abbey, Marmoutier)

BACHAllegro, fr Trio Sonata No. 5 in C, BWV 529Ewald Kooiman (Marmoutier)

BACHPartita, Christ, der du bist der helle Tag, BWV 766Ewald Kooiman (1732 A. Silbermann/St. Maurice Abbey, Ebersmünster)

BACHPraeludium in a, BWV 569Ewald Kooiman (1745 Johann-Andreas Silbermann/Protestant Temple, Wasselonne)

BACHWir glauben all’ an einen Gott, BWV 740Ute Gremmel-Guechen (Marmoutier)

BACHFuga sopra il Magificat, BWV 733Ewald Kooiman (Ebersmünster)

Filler – Prelude in C, BWV 547 (see above)


Hour Two

BACH4 Orgelbüchlein Chorale-preludes, BWV 635-638 (Dies sind die heiligen zehn Gebot; Vater unser im Himmelreich; Durch Adams Fall; Es ist das Heil uns kommen her) –Bernhard Klapprott (1761 J-A Silbermann/Arlesheim Cathedral, Switzerland)

BACHDies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot, BWV 679/678Ute Gremmel-Geuchen (1741 Johann-Andreas Silbermann/St. Thomas Church, Strasbourg)

BACHEin feste Burg, BWV 720 & BWV Anh. 49Gerhard Gnann (1741 J-A Silbermann/St. Thomas Church, Strasbourg & 1750 J. A. Silbermann/St. Maurice Church, Soultz-Haut-Rhin)

BACHFugue in G, BWV 577Gerhard Gnann (Wasselonne)

BACHPrelude & Fugue in G, BWV 557Ute Gremmel-Geuchen (Marmoutier)

BACH (attrib.) 4 Rudorff Chorale-preludes (Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’Mensch und Gott [2]; Es spricht der unweisen Mund; Ach, was ist doch unser Leben)  –Ute Gremmel-Geuchen (2002 Kern/Benedictine Church, Villingen)

BACHFugue in c, BWV 546Ewald Kooiman (Marmoutier)

Filler –  Fugue in C, BWV 547 (see above, Hour One)

The instruments featired in this broadcast, plus many others, will be heard, seen and often played by participants in the PIPEDREAMS 2022 Organ Tour of Alsace.  Should you wish to participate, please contact us soon.

Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Schoenstein & Company Pipe Organ Builders of Benecia, CA, and Solid State Organ Systems of Alexandria, VA, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.