This week we continue to explore organ music for Halloween. Listen to it here:


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This week we listen to music of Halloween. Listen to it here:


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This week we remember British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Listen to it here:


Today’s show is about William Russell, Louis Vierne, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Giuseppe Verdi. Listen to it here:


This week’s episode we celebrate several milestones: The premiere of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, the deal of composer Hendrick Joosten Speuy, the birthday of Dr. Francis Jackson, and the death of Dutch composer Carl August Nielsen. Listen to it here:


This week’s show is about organbuilder Kenneth Tickell who passed away earlier this year. Listen to it here:


This week we talk with Dr. Jan Kraybill about her new new album Organ Polychrome, The French School. This album is the premiere recording of the Casavant Organ in Helzberg Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. Listen to it here:

    Music heard in this episode:
  • Felix Alexandre Guilmant
    Caprice in B-flat, op. 20, no. 3
  • Louis Vierne
    Pièces de fantaisie, op. 51 – Prélude
  • César Franck
    Pièce Heroïque
  • Florent Schmitt
    Prière (Prélude in G minor), op. 11
  • Eugène Gigout
    Grand-Choeur dialogué, from Six Pipeces
  • Organ Polychrome – Reference RR-133
    Jan Kraybill
    2011 IV/102 Casavant, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, Missouri

Reference Recordings

This week’s show is in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Listen to it here:


    Music heard in this episode:
    Dan Locklair
  • Rubrics, liturgical suite for organ: 2. Silence may be kept
  • The Aeolian Sonata – I. Aus tiefer not (Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee)
  • The Aeolian Sonata – II. Shalom (Peace)
  • The Aeolian Sonata – III. Laudate Dominum (O Praise the Lord)
  • The Music of Dan Locklair – Loft LRCD-1110

    Marilyn Keiser

    IV/90 2007 Casavant, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

This week we explore the works of Johann Pachelbel. Listen to it here:


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