James Hicks
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Scandinavian Sojourn #2241

. . . another visit with the irrepressible James D. Hicks, who shares some of the Nordic music that has been his mission for the past dozen years.

Hour One

FRIDTHJOV ANDERSSEN:  Festival Prelude on Ave Høyheten Opprunnener (1930 Steinmeyer/Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway) Pro Organo 7285

JOHN SUNDBERG:  Partita on an Old Finnish Melody (1741 Wagner/Nidaros Cathedral) Pro Organo 7285

GOTTFRED PEDERSEN:  Prelude & Fugue on Kirken den er et gammelt hus, Op. 2.  KRISTIAN BLAKSettings of Folk Theme from GreenlandANDERS BÖJESSON:  Toccata, fr 3 Pieces (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Pro Organo 7287

MARKO HAKANPÄÄTrumpet Tune (2005) & In the AlpsFREDRIK ISACSSONFantasia-Sonaatti (2002 Grönlunds/St. Michael’s Church, Turku & 1980 Virtanen/Turku Cathedral, Finland) Pro Organo 7279

Filler – ANDERSSEN (see above)

Hour Two

FREDRIK SIXTENPreludio & Agnus Dei, fr Messa Misteriosa (1929 Setterquist/Linköping Cathedral, Sweden) Pro Organo 7239

YNGVE SKÖLDLarghetto (1939).  SKÖLD:  Prelude & Fugue in b (1932) –James D. Hicks (1905 Åkerman & Lund/St. Johannes Church, Malmö, Sweden) Pro Organo 7262

ERLAND VON KOCH:  Sommarpastoral (1913 Setterquist-2013 Åkerman & Lund/Olaus Petri Church, Orebro, Sweden) Pro Organo 7290

SIXTEN: Toccata & Fugue on B-A-C-H (1964 Andersen/Skara Cathedral, Sweden) Pro Organo 7263

JON  LEIFS:  Chorale Prelude, Op. 16, no.1 (2013 Tostareds Kyrkorgelfabrik/Kalmar Cathedral, Sweden) Pro Organo 7271

PÁLL ISOLLFSSON:  Introduction & Passacaglia (1905 Åkerman & Lund/St. Johannes Church, Malmö, Sweden) Pro Organo 7262

Filler – SIXTEN: Toccata & Fugue on B-A-C-H (see above)

All of our selections are drawn from several albums in the continuing Nordic Journey series (12 albums released, with more on the way), a monumental project of James D. Hicks issued by Pro Organo, with additional video features available via YouTube on the individual album web pages.

PIPEDREAMS is supported in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley by their family, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, by Jan and Steve Kirchner, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station.  Additional support comes from Kegg Pipe Organ Builders of Hartville, OH, and Letourneau Organs Limited of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, 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.  A resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.