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  • Archive for June 2016

    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:

    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