In this episode we talk with Randall Harlow about his new CD Transcendante which features his transcriptions of the Transcendental Etudes of Franz Liszt.

Randall Harlow’s website
Pro Organo website

harold-stoverThis week we sit down to talk with Harold Stover about life in Maine, playing historic organs, and composing new organ music.

Lorenz Maycher

In this episode we go to Kilgore, Texas to talk with Lorenz Maycher about Roy Perry and the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival.

East Texas Pipe Organ Festival Website

nazarethpa In this episode we visit Nazareth, PA, home of a David Tannenberg organ built in 1776. We hear the organ as well as learn about David Tannenberg. Our guests are Raymond Brunner, Laurence Libin, and Ed Odell.

    Music heard in this episode
    All performed by Gwyn Michel
    on the 1776 David Tannenberg organ, Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA
  • Johann Gottfried Walther
    Herr, Christ Der Einig Gottes Sohn
  • Christian Ignatius Latrobe
    Prelude VI (from Nine Organ Preludes)
  • Frederick Nieuwenhuizen
    Freu Dich Sehr, O Meine Seele
  • Johann Gottfried Walther
    Jesu Kreuz, Leiden Und Pein

Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA
Brunner and Associates Organbuilders
J.H. & C.S. Odell Pipe Organ Builders
Viole d’Gamba sample performed and provided by Philip T.D. Cooper, creator of DavidTannenberg.com

Katelyn EmersonThis week we talk with Katelyn Emerson, winner of the 2016 National Young Artists Competition in Organ at the AGO National Convention in Houston. She took a moment while on tour in Paris to tell us about the competition and her future plans. Listen to it here:

    Music Heard in this episode:
    Performed by Katelyn Emerson
  • Charles Tournemire
    Victimae Paschali Laudes
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (BWV 676)
    Live Recording from NYACOP Competition, June 18, 2016
    1996, 2004 IV/80 Schantz, St Paul’s United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas
  • Maurice Duruflé
    Prelude et fugue sur le nom d’ALAIN, op. 7
    1855 IV/68 Cavaillé-Coll, Cathédrale Notre-Dame, Saint-Omer, France

Katelyn Emerson’s website

In this episode, we meet Laurence Libin, retired Curator of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He talks about the organs at the Museum, and his experiences with pipe organs. Listen to it here:
laurence_libin

Ralph Vaughn Williams’ setting of the Walt Whitman poem Toward the Unknown Region launched him onto the international musical scene. Despite the quality of this work, it’s rarely performed today. In this episode we hear the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in St. Louis, Missouri perform the work, and hear Cathedral Organist William Partridge discuss the work and why we don’t hear it very often.

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsWilliam (Pat) PartridgeChrist Church Cathedral

In this episode we talk with Ed Odell, owner and director of J. H. And C. S. Odell Organ Company. He tells us about himself and the company his family founded and that he reopened.

Odell Organ Company
Music heard in this episode:

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Concerto in A Minor, after Vivaldi
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Partite diverse sopra: O Gott, du frommer Gott (BWV 767)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Pastorale in F
  • Francois Couperin
    Recit de tierce en taille, from Mass for the Convents
  • Organist: Jonathan B. Hall

  • Gary Bachlund

    Prelude, Air and Fugue in C sharp minor

    Organist: Gary Bachlund
    Rosales organ of St Cyril of Jerusalem, Encino, California