Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ/Salt Lake Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ/Salt Lake Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT
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In the Beginning #2145

. . . Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares some of the recordings that fueled his early interest in the pipe organ.

Hour One

J. S. BACHPrelude in a, BWV 543Edouard Commette (1875 Merklin/St. John’s Church, Lyon, France) EMI 74866

FELIX MENDELSSOHNAndante religioso, fr Sonata No. 4, Op. 65Albert Schweitzer (1931 Haerpfer/Parish Church, Gunsbach, Alsace) IFO 701-6

JOHANN PACHELBELToccata in eE. Power Biggs (1685 Arp Schnitger/Steinkirchen, Germany) Columbia K2L 219

BACHToccata in C, BWV 564E. Power Biggs (1958 Flentrop/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA) CBS 42644

WILLIAM BOYCE (arr. Bauer-Fox-Hebble):  Ye sweet retreatVirgil Fox (1947-54 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, New York, NY) RCA 61251

EDWARD MacDOWELL (trans. Ellsasser):  To a wild rose, fr Woodland SketchesEDVARD GRIEG (arr. Ellsasser):  Prelude, fr Holberg SuiteRichard Ellsasser (Baldwin electronic organ) MGM 3182

JOHANNES BRAHMSFugue in a-flatCarl Weinrich (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/Symphony Hall, Boston, MA)  RCA 2698

JEHAN ALAIN:  Deux Danses a Agni Yavishta André Marchal (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse University, NY) Westminster 14130

CÉSAR FRANCKPiece héroiqueE. Power Biggs (1958 Möller/St. George’s Episcopal Church, New York, NY) Sony 60287

Filler – BACH:  Toccata in C, BWV 564 (see above)


Hour Two

CHARLES PIROYEDialogue (Les Beatitudes).  LOUIS COUPERIN:  2 Chaconnes (in d and g) –Pierre Froidebise (1725 F. C. Schnitger/St. Laurent Church, Alkmaar, Netherlands) Nonesuch 71020

MAX REGERToccata & Fugue in a, Op. 80, nos. 11/12Robert Noehren (1928-1959 Frobenius/Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark) Lyrichord 7121

JEREMIAH CLARKETrumpet VoluntarySEARLE WRIGHT: Prelude on Brother James’ AirJEAN LANGLAISPrelude, fr Suite MedievaleWilliam Whitehead (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA) Cameo 4009 & 4020

JAMES McGRANAHANO my fatherFANNIE DILLONWoodland Flute CallLOUIS VIERNE (arr. Schreiner):  Maestoso (Kyrie) in c#, fr Messe Solonnelle, Op. 16Alexander Schreiner (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT) Columbia 6101

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNSFinale, fr Symphony No. 3 in c, Op. 78 (Organ)Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Münch; Berj Zamkochian (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/Symphony Hall, Boston, MA) RCA 2341

Filler – LOUIS COUPERIN:  Chaconne in g (see above)

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