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  • 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

    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:

    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