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  • 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

    Dr. Horst Buchholz

    Dr. Horst Buchholz

    In this episode we talk with Dr. Horst Buchholz, Organist and Director of Music of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, and Vice-President of the Church Music Association of America. He tells us about the association and their annual Colloquium coming up next month in St. Louis.

    Dr. Horst Buchholz
    CMAA Colloquium 2016

    Music heard in this episode:

    Today we’re talking with David Enlow, organist of the Church of the Resurrection in New York City, a member of the organ faculty of The Juilliard Schooland Dean of the New York City Chapter, American Guild of Organists. He’s discussing his latest album on the Pro Organo label, “Bach on Park Avenue”.

    Bach on Park Avenue at Pro Organo records

    David Enlow’s website

    In this episode, Jim Logue interviews Father Christopher Smith, Episcopal Vicar and Rector of Christ Cathedral in Orange, California, and John Romeri, newly appointed Director of Music for the Cathedral, formerly known as the Crystal Cathedral. Thy discuss the church and the Hazel Wright organ, currently undergoing restoration in Italy.



    Christ Cathedral Website

    This week, Jim Logue talks with organist Stephen Tharp as he prepares for the opening recital of the convention of the Organ Historical Society in Philadelphia. Listen to it here:

    Stephen Tharp’s website
    OHS 2016 – Philadelphia

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    In preparation for the live broadcast of the new Schoenstein and Company organ at Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church in Ladue, Missouri, we’re revisiting out conversation with Jack Bethards this week. You can listen to it here:

    Schoenstein & Co. Pipe Organs

    The Ladue Chapel Organ Project Tune-in links

    Recital Program

    Podcast Link

    In this week’s episode we talk with Dr. Rhonda Furr, Convention Coordinator for the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston, Texas. Listen to it here:

    AGO 2016 National Convention Website

    Podcast link

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This week we have an interview with Organ Media Foundation producer Brent Johnson, and we talk about some new changes this year in Internet Streaming, and some new things for you to look forward to this year. Listen to it here:

      Music heard in this episode:
    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 548)
      Jörg Abbing
      Recorded Live in Concert, April 10, 2015
    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Sinfonia to Cantata 29, “Wir danken dir, Gott”, Arranged by Harvey Grace
      David Erwin
      Recorded Live in Concert, November 20, 2015
    • Louis Vierne
      24 Pièces in style libre, Op. 31 – Cortège
      Nicholas Botkins
      Recorded Live in Concert, October 9, 2015
    • 1947/2012 IV/72 Kilgen/Möller/Reuter, Third Baptist Church, St. Louis, Missouri

    Some links with more information about new webcaster licensing:
    Radio and Internet News

    Podcast Link

    In this week’s episode we remember Felix Mendelssohn, whose 207th birthday is February 3rd. Listen to it here:

    Podcast link