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Un-Finnished Business and Other Nordic Notions #2301

. . . the ‘energy bunny’ James D. Hicks regales us with additional accounts of his Scandinavian sojourns.

Hour One

EGIL HOVLANDToccata on Nu la oss take Gud (1884 Nielsen-2009 Kuhn/Uranienborg Church, Oslo Norway) Pro Organo 7299

JOHN GRANLUNDPrelude & Fugue in g (completed by Walter Hilse).  MARKUS MALMGREN:  Variations on a Folk Tune (Skön Anna).  SIGUDUR SAEVARSSONTears of StoneJACOB EKSTRÖMToccata in D-flat (2007 Paschen/Central Church, Pori, Finland) Pro Organo 7297

We note with sadness the death of American organist Walter Hilse on December 30, 2022… R.I.P.   

Filler – HOVLAND (see above)

Hour Two

FREDRIK ISAACSSON:  Melodia, Op. 32, no. 2.  ERIK ALVIN:  Fantasia In Antico Modo (1905 Åkerman & Lund/St. Johannes Church, Malmö, Sweden) Pro Organo 7262

KJELL MØRK KARLSENPartita Brevis No. 6 for Recorder and OrganCaroline Eidesten Dahl, recorder (2015 Torkildsen/Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway) Pro Organo 7285

BENNA MOE:  Concert Suite, Movements 2 and 3 (1879 Olsen+1986 Marcsussen/Helligåndskirken, Copenhagen, Denmark) Pro Organo 7292

GUNNAR IDENSTAMThe Ballad of St. George and the Dragon (1913 Setterquist+2013 Åkerman & Lund/Olaus Petri Church, Örebro, Sweden) Pro Organo 7290

KURT WIKLANDERToccata on the Easter Introit, Op. 3, no. 1 (1898 Åkerman & Lund/ Våsterås Cathedral, Våsterås, Sweden) Pro Organo 7264

Filler – MOE: Concert Suite, Movement 1 (see above)

All performances feature American organist James D. Hicks as soloist on various instruments throughout Scandinavia.  Mr. Hicks also appeared in several previous PIPEDREAMS programs, available in our archive:

Jim’s ongoing Nordic Journey CD series is produced and distributed by Pro Organo.  Numerous YouTube videos provide additional background on today’s featured albums.

            Volume 2 – The Nordic Symphonic Tradition, recorded in Malmö, Sweden

            Volume 4 – Modern Masters, recorded in Västeräs, Sweden

            Volume 7 – Organs of Nidaros Cathedral, Norway

            Volume 9 – Music from Sweden, recorded in Orebro

            Volume 10 – Danish Perspectives, recorded in Copenhagen and Randers

            Volume 11 – Nordic Anthology, recorded in Pori, Finland

            Volume 12 – Organ Music from Norway, recorded in Oslo

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 Goulding & Wood, Inc. of Indianapolis, IN, and Integrated Organ Technologies, Inc. of Roswell, GA, 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.