Tongues of Fire

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Pipedreams this week presents intriguing, invigorating and inflammable compositions on themes for the Feast of Pentecost.

Program playlist:

LARRY KING:  Fanfare to the Tongues of Fire –Bruce Neswick(1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo 7251.

MATTHIAS WECKMANN:  Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (3 verses) –Wolfgang Zerer (1693 Schnitger/St. Jakobie Church, Hamburg, Germany) Naxos 8.553849.

JOHANN PACHELBEL:  2 Pentecost Chorales (Komm, heiliger Geist; Komm Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist) –Robert Breault, cantor; Marilyn Mason (1985 Fisk/University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) MHS 512823.

J.S. BACH:  Komm Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 631–Kevin Bowyer (1962 Marcussen/St. Hans Church, Odense, Denmark) Nimbus 5457/8.

NICOLAS de GRIGNY:  Veni Creator Spiritus (verse 1) –David Schrader (1964 Schlicker/Ascension Church, Chicato, IL)Ascension 2014.

JEAN CLAUDE TOUCHE:  Theme and Variations, Veni Creator Spiritus –Marie-Andrée Morisset-Balier (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Ouen, Rouen) ASOGO 94.476.

OLIVIER MESSIAEN:  Introit, fr Messe de la Pentecote –Colin Andrew (2005 Fisk/St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville, NC)Loft 1117.

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE:  Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BuxWV 199 –Ton Koopman(1683 Herbst/Dorpskerk, Basedow)Challenge Classics 72248; BuxWV 200 –Bernard Foccroullle(1692 Schnitger/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands)Ricercar250.

BACH:  Chorale-prelude, Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, BWV 651 –Reneé Ann Louprette (1976 Metzler/Trinity College, Cambridge, England) Acis 58180.