1929 Willis/Alexandra Palace, London, England
1929 Willis/Alexandra Palace, London, England
Alexandra Palace

Are You Still Listening? #2340

. . . an ear-catching assortment of recently released albums of organ music.

Hour 1

AARON DAVID MILLERFanfare for a New CenturyJosh Ring (2010 Ruffatti/Centennial Chapel, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL) Ring 17314

JOANNA GILLGloria, fr Mass for HBT Queen’s GateSelwyn College Chapel Choir/Sarah MacDonald; Mack Denton, vln; Emma Denton, cello; Adam Field (1908-2001 Harrison/Ely Cathedral, England) Regent 574

JOAQUIN NIN-CULMELLGlorieux (Le Vent; Alleluia; La ceinture mystique; Ave Regina; La couronne mystique), fr Symphonie des MysteriesSt. Martin Chamber Choir/Timothy Krueger; Richard Robertson (1996 Morel/Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, CO) Toccata Classics 0011

JAMES KAZIKFanfareERNST SCHIFFMANIntermezzoJoseph Alessi, trombone; Diane Belcher (2007 Dobson/St. David’s Church, Wayne, PA) Alessi 2023

JOHN ROMMEREIMGesangvoll (Variations on a Theme by Beethoven) –Jan Kucera, oboe; Karel Martinek (1995 Rieger-Kloss/Concert Hall, Unikov, Czech Republic) Navona 829

LEON BOËLLMANNToccata, fr Suite GothiqueRussell Jackson (2021 Reuter/St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, San Antonio, TX) Raven 178

Filler – MILLER (see above)

Hour 2

RICHARD WAGNER (arr. Thalban-Ball):  Grand March, fr TannhäuserGeorge Thalben-BallMONTAGUE PHILLIPSA Forest MelodyReginald Goss-Custard (1929 Willis/Alexandra Palace, London, England; recorded 1930/1) MUSHOS 0121.  More information about the present situation regarding this famous instrument is available from the Alexandra Palace Organ Appeal.

FREDERICK DELIUS (arr. Fenby):  On hearing the first cuckoo in springJames Kealey (1878 Hook-2001 Andover/Cathedral of St. Joseph, Buffalo, NY) Pro Organo 7305 

SAMMY FAINLove is a many splendored thingSIGMUND ROMBERG:  Lover come back to me, fr The New MoonKen Double (1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA) Schlueter 11040

J. S. BACHOrgelbüchlein Chorale-prelude, Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 636SIETZE de VRIESNeues Orgelbüchlein Chorale-improvisations (Christ unser Herr; Erbarm dich mein; Wo soll ich fliehen hin; Ach Gott unser Herr; Allein zu dir)Sietze de Vries (1692 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen & 1734 Hinsz/Petruskerk, Leens, Netherlands) Fugue State Records 16

GEORG MUFFATToccata Octava, fr Apparatus Musico-OrganisticusKola Owolabi (2018 Fisk/Centennial Chapel, Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, OH) Acis 34818

KJELL MORK KARLSENToccata (Te Deum)James D. Hicks (1995 Åkerman & Lund/Kallio Church, Helsinki, Finland) Pro Organo 7306

Filler – ROMBERG (see above)

PIPEDREAMS is supported by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station.  Additional support comes from Kegg Pipe Organ Builders of Hartville, OH, and Letourneau Organs, Ltd. of St. 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.