The Best Feet Forward

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Pipedreams is putting the pedal to the metal with these compositions that make extraordinary use of the organist's feet, which often play the music all by themselves.

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VINCENT LÜBECK: Praeludium in C –Friedhelm Flamme (1737 Treutmann/St. George’s Church, Grauhof bei Goslar) cpo CD-777.198.

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in C, BuxWV 137 –Ton Koopman (1692 Schnitger/Ludgerikirche, Norden, Germany)Novalis 150048.

ARNOLD SCHLICK: Ascendo ad Patrem --Pierre Froidebise(1725 F. C. Schnitger/St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, The Netherlands)Nonesuch 71051.

J. S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in D, BWV 532 –Bernhard Klapprott (1761 J-A Silbermann/Arlesheim Cathedral) Aeolus 10761.

BACH: Pedal Exercitium, BWV 598 –Kevin Bowyer (1987 Marcussen/St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark) Nimbus 5734/5.

BACH: Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650 –George Ritchie (1981 Brombaugh/Southern Adventist College, Collegedale, TN) Raven 400.

DUDLEY BUCK: 2 Studies in Pedal Phrasing, Op. 28 (Nos. 8 & 14) –James Hammann (1866 Hook/St, John’s Episcopal Church, Quincy, IL) Raven 916.

JEAN LANGLAIS: Epilogue, fr Hommage a Frescobaldi --Ann Labounsky (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/Methuen Music Hall, MA) Voix du Vent Volume 7.

RAFFAELE MANARI: Concert Etude on Salve Regina –David Baskeyfield (Aeolian-Skinner/Washington National Cathedral, DC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/24/10).