The Best Feet Forward

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

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.

Program details:

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).

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