Americans Abroad

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

pipe organ stops (JMC Photos/flickr)

Though relatively few in number, some significant instruments by organ builders from the U. S. have found themselves as musical ambassadors in foreign settings.

Program playlist:

W. A. MOZART (trans. Heywood):  Don Giovanni Overture. PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY (trans. Heywood):  Valse, fr Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 --Thomas Heywood (1930 Skinner/Saalkirche, Ingelheim, Germany) Griola 1033.

JEAN LANGLAIS:  Dialogue sur les mixtures, fr Suite Breve. JOHN STANLEY:  Voluntary in a.  MARCEL DUPRÉ:  Cortege et Litanie –Benjamin Nicholas (2014 Dobson/Merton College Chapel, Oxford, England) Delphian 34142.

PIERRE DuMAGE:  Tierce en taille, fr Suite on the 1st Tone. MAURICE DURUFLÉ:  Prelude, fr Suite, Op. 5 –Jean-Christophe Geisser (2003 Fisk/Notre Dame Cathedral, Lausanne, Switzerland) Organ 7210-2.

LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN:  Allegro con brio, fr Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92 --Thomas Heywood (1930 Skinner/Saalkirche, Ingelheim, Germany) Griola 1033.

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