Episode #1552

An Organist's Yearbook

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

pipe organ stops (JMC Photos/flickr)

Pipedreams presents its annual Olde Yeare-New Year reflection with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize-winning performances, memorial tributes and more.

Program playlist:

J. S. BACH: Prelude in a, BWV 543 –Todd Fickley (1721Schnitger/St. Michael’s Church, Zwolle, the Netherlands…via Hauptwerk digital samples) MSR 1561.

BACH: Wachet auf!, fr Schübler Chorales, BWV 645 –Livia Mazzanti (1930 Steinmeyer/Christuskirche, Rome) Continuo Records 111.

EMILE BOURDON: Offertoire pour la Fete de l’Assomption–Olivier Vernet (2011 Thomas/St. Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco)Ligia Digital 0104272-14.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude in A-flat, Op. 36, no. 2 –Marcel Dupré(1863 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Sulpice, Paris) Mercury 478 8388.

MARY BETH BENNETT: Ubi caritas et amor –Mary Beth Bennett(1992 Schantz/7th Street Christian Church, Richmond, VA) MBB 2015.

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Magnificat in G –Nathaniel Morley, treble; Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London/Andrew Carwood, director; Simon Johnson (2013 Quimby/Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/28/15).

GEORGE GERSHWIN: They can’t take that away from me, frShall we dance –Andrew van Varick (Wurlitzer/Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA) ATOS 2015.

HENRY MARTIN: Prelude & Fugue in G-flat –Isabelle Demers(1908 Hope-Jones, expanded/Ocean Grove Auditorium, NJ) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/8/15).

HARRY C. BANKS: Beyond the Aurora –Harry Wilkinson (1933 Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Pro Organo 7044.

WILBUR HELD: Prelude on When in our music God is glorified–Marilyn Biery (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of Saint Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/25/2003).

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