Episode #1144

Variations

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

This week's Pipedreams demonstrates that with a good theme, organist-composers can provide an exceptional ‘tour’ of the tonal resources of any instrument.

Program Details:

MAX REGER: Variations on Heil dir im Siegerkranz –Rosalinde Haas (1983 Albiez/Mutter vom Guten Rat, Frankfurt-Niederrad, Germany) Dabringhaus & Grimm 3357

SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Holsworthy Church Bells (Air with Variations) –James McVinnie (1873 Henry Willis/St. Michael & All Angels, Tenbury, England, UK) Naxos 8.570410

DEREK BOURGEOIS: Variations on a Theme of Herbert Howells, Op. 87 –Christopher Herrick (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Bartholomew Episcopal, New York, NY) Hyperion CDA66605

J.S. BACH: Aria variata alla manieraitaliana, BWV 989 –Lorenzo Ghielmi (2004 Mascioni/Cathedral of Saint Mary, Tokyo, Japan) Mascioni 9798

LEO SOWERBY: Air with Variations, from Suite for Organ –Faythe Freese (1910 Skinner; 1969 Muller/Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, OH) Albany TROY368

GERRE HANCOCK: Variations on Ora Labora –Bruce Neswick (1954 Aeolian-Skinner; 2008 Quimby/Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo CD 7251

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