This week we go with Brent Johnson to the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri to hear Dr. David Pickering discuss his new book The Auditorium Organ. Listen to it here:

Links for this episode:

  • The Auditorium Organ by Dr. David Pickering
  • Specification of the Auditorium Organ
  • The Auditorium
  • Dome and Spire Fine Arts Series
  • Dr. David Pickering
  • Music heard in this episode:

  • Daniel Gawthrop
    O Jerusalem – Finale
    Dr. David Pickering
    Recorded on the Auditorium Organ, August 18, 2014
  • This week we continue our summer organ tour with a stop in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Listen to it here:

    Music heard in this episode:

    • Charles Villiers Stanford
      Organ Sonata No. 4, op. 153 “Sonata Celtica” III. St. Patrick’s Breatsplate Buy MP3
    • Charles Herbert Kitson
      Communion on an Irish Air – Buy MP3
    • John Dexter
      1902 IV/72 Willis/Harrison and Harrison, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland

    • Charles Wood
      Prelude, No. 1, Op 16 (Prelude On St Mary’s) – Buy MP3
    • Charles Villiers Stanford
      Postlude In G Major From Op 101 – Buy MP3
      Francis Jackson
    • Organ Music From The Island Of Ireland – Guild GMCD 7122

    • Jacques Lemmens
      Fanfare (allegro non troppo) in D major MP3 Link
      Michael McCracken
      1914 III/31 Harrison and Harrison/Clutton, Down Cathedral, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
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    This week our around-the-world trip goes to the Philippines, home of The Bamboo Organ. Listen to it here:

    Music heard in this episode:

    From the album Historical Organs of the Philippines, Vol. 4: Las Piñas (Bamboo Organ) VDE-GALLO
    Performed by Guy Bovet
    in St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Piñas City, Philippines.

    • Antonio Soler
      Sonata No 62 in B-Flat Major Allegro Spiritoso
    • Juan Cabanilles
      Tiento al Vuelo, Sexto Tono
    • Wolfgang Oehms
      8 Pieces of Filipino Folk Tunes, Written for the Bamboo Organ (parts 1 & 2)
    • Guy Bovet
      Variations On Purihin Ang Panginoon (Praise the Lord)

    This week our around-the-world trip stops in England and we have an interview with English organist Adrian Earnshaw. Listen to it here:

    Music heard in this episode:

    Today we visit the historic Nadaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway and hear the music of Dieterich Buxtehude. Listen to it here:

    Music heard in this episode:
    Composer: Dieterich Buxtehude
    Artist: Christopher Herrick

    Album: Buxtehude: The Complete Organ Works, Vol. 2 – Hyperion CDA67809
    Organ: Wagner Organ, Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway

    This week’s show continues our trip around the world with a stop in the Cathedral of Satiago de Compostela. Listen to it here:

      Music heard in this episode:
    • Organist Manuel Cela
      Johann Sebastian Bach
      O Mensch, bewein dein sünde groß (BWV 622)
    • Alexandre Boëly
      Fughetta sobre el Kyrie de Angelis
    • Jan Zwart
      Hymne Psalm 75
    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit (BWV 668)
    • Organist Aart Bergwerff
      Dick LeMair
      Santiago de Compostela – MP3 Download
      Impressions of a Pilgrimage
    • Jean-François Dandrieu
      Mussette et grand jeu sobre O Filii

    This week we start our summer organ tour around the world, and it starts in Christchurch, New Zealand, home of the “Cardboard” Cathedral. We feature some unique sounds from the Cathedral’s new 4-manual Rodgers Infinity 484MV Digital organ. Listen to it here:

      Music heard in this episode:
      All works are from the album Cardboard Cathedral Organ Capers
      performed by Martin Setchell
    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Largo from Concerto no. 5 (BWV 1056)
    • Antonin Dvorak
      Largo from the New World Symphony
    • Martin Setchell
      Wedding March Extraodrinaire
    • Robert Schumann
      Canon in B minor, op. 56 no. 5

    This week we’re celebrating the 238th birthday of the USA with a show of patriotic music from Atlanta and Boston. Listen to it here:

    This week we hear an interview with organist Paul Fejko, Music Director and Organist of Gloria Dei Old Swede’s Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. Listen to it here:

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    This week we explore some organs outside of churches from all over the world. Listen to it here:

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