Walther, Williamson and Walcha

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

This week on Pipedreams three wildly different composers, one from the German Baroque and a pair from 20th century Germany and England, make for interesting contrasts.

Program playlist:

JOHANN GOTTFRIED WALTHER: Prelude and Fugue in A–Olivier Vernet (1985 Ahrend/Jesuit Church, Porrentruy, Switzerland) Ligia Digital 0104064-98.

WALTHER: Partita, Jesu meine Freude –Harald Vogel (1737 Treutmann/Cloister Church, Grauhof, Germany) Loft 2102.

HELMUT WALCHA: Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen -- Renate Meierjürgen, recorded September 1980 (1961 Karl Schuke/Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt, Germany) Motette 10391.

WALCHA: 2 Chorale-preludes (Bis hierher hat mich Gott gebrachtWo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält) –Delbert Disselhorst (2004 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Naxos 8.572913.

MALCOLM WILLIAMSON: Prelude, Sonata and Toccata, fr Symphony for Organ (1960) –Tom Bell (1970 Harrison/Durham Cathedral, England) Regent 409; Tom Winpenny (1912 Harrison/St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, England) Toccata Classics 0246.

WALCHA: 3 Chorale-preludes (Gott des Himmels und der Erden; Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein; Lobet den Herren)–Wolfgang Rübsam (2004 Brombaugh/1st Presbyterian Church, Springfield, IL) Naxos 8.572911.

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