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:
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