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A weekly show about the classical organ and its music

A weekly show about the classical organ and its music

Location:

St. Louis, MO

Description:

A weekly show about the classical organ and its music

Twitter:

@the_organ

Language:

English

Contact:

314-496-1278


Episodes

Episode 179 – What I did this summer Part 10

4/23/2021
Brent Johnson and Keith Williams of Buzard Organ Company explore The Reuter-Schwartz Opus 1, the very first Reuter organ installed in Trinity Episcopal Church in Mattoon, Illinois. They’re joined by organist Alan Webern.

Duration:00:28:35

Episode 178 – Mario Salvador at the St. Louis Cathedral part 2

4/9/2021
This scratchy record episode brings us another album from 1954 with Mario Salvador at the organ of the St. Louis Cathedral. Album: Mario Salvador at the console of the Saint Louis Cathedral’s Kilgen OrganArtist: Mario SalvadorWorks:César Franck – Pièce Heroïque”Frank Campbell-Watson – Prelude II: Puer natus estRobert Schumann/Mario Salvador – Ave MariaJohann Sebastian Bach –...

Duration:00:31:50

Episode 177 – What I did this summer Part 9b

4/2/2021
Brent Johnson and Matt Palisch explore two early 20th century Hinners organs in Gordonville and Pocohontas, Missouri. Arthur Seboldt provides memories of coming to the church when the organ was still hand-pumped.

Duration:00:36:03

Episode 176 – What I did this summer Part 9

3/26/2021
Brent Johnson and Matt Palisch explore the 1925 Hinners organ of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit, Missouri. Specification of the organ. You can view the video we made that day here:

Duration:00:28:25

Episode 175 – Mario Salvador at the St. Louis Cathedral

3/20/2021
This scratchy record episode brings us an album from 1954 with Mario Salvador at the organ of the St. Louis Cathedral. Album: Mario Salvador at the console of the Saint Louis Cathedral’s Kilgen OrganArtist: Mario SalvadorWorks:Charles Gounod – Pontificat MarchEdmond Lemaigre – CapriccioHenry Purcell – Trumpet TuneJohann Sebastian Bach – Toccata in D minor “Dorian”...

Duration:00:36:03

Episode 174 – Helmut Walcha Plays Bach

12/18/2020
Another pull from our LP library. This one isn’t quite so random as it features some works of Bach appropriate for the holiday season. Helmut Walcha again and once again at the Great Organ of the Laurenskirk in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Album: The Works of Johann Sebastian Bach Series F: Organ WorksARC 3030Artist: Helmut Walcha...

Duration:00:52:09

Episode 173 – The Works of Johann Sebastian Bach Series F ARC 3030

10/16/2020
It’s another random grab out of our library of old vinyl LPs. This is one of many from Archive, the History of Music Division of Deutsche Grammophon. We hear Helmut Walcha playing two historic organs in three works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Album: The Works of Johann Sebastian Bach Series F: Organ WorksARC 3030Artist: Helmut...

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 172 – Paul Manz

10/2/2020
In honor of the centennial of the birth of Paul Manz, the St. Louis AGO and the Organ Media Foundation created a 4-part series about the organist and composer. Now, we’ve put all 4 parts together into one podcast for you to hear. Music heard in this episode:Organist and Arranger: Paul ManzLift High the CrossA...

Duration:00:40:44

Episode 171 – Johann Sebastian Bach Vol. XIII, Part 2

9/25/2020
We continue with last week’s episode by paying the second disc in a random grab out of our collection of historic LPs for another episode of Brent’s Scratchy records. Again it’s from a multi-volume set of the works of Bach performed by Marie-Claire Alain, this time on the 1963 Marcussen organ of St. Peter’s Cathedral...

Duration:01:00:31

Episode 170 – Johann Sebastian Bach Vol. XIII, Part 1

9/21/2020
Time for another seemingly random grab out of our collection of historic LPs for another episode of Brent’s Scratchy records. Again it’s from a multi-volume set of the works of Bach performed by Marie-Claire Alain, this time on the 1963 Marcussen organ of St. Peter’s Cathedral in Schleswig, Germany. Album: The Organ Works of Johann...

Duration:01:00:17

Episode 169 – What I did this summer Part 8

9/11/2020
Listen as Brent Johnson, Mark Scholtz, Bill Stein, and Fr. Jeremy Secrist explore the 1897 Pfeffer organ installed in the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in St. Thomas, Missouri. The organ was restored by the Quimby Organ Company in 2011. You can view the video we made that day here: Specification of the organ

Duration:00:32:56

Episode 168 – Johann Sebastian Bach Vol. XII, Part 2

9/4/2020
Again we randomly pull an LP out of our collection for another episode of Brent’s Scratchy records. Again it’s from a multi-volume set of the works of Bach performed by Marie-Claire Alain on the 1965 Marcussen organ at the Holmens Kirke in Copehagen, Denmark. Album: The Organ Works of Johann Sebastian Bach Vol XII Disc...

Duration:00:52:57

Episode 167 – Johann Sebastian Bach Vol. XII

8/28/2020
This week we randomly pull an LP out of our collection for another episode of Brent’s Scratchy records. This time it’s the first disc from a multi-volume set of the works of Bach performed by Marie-Claire Alain on the 1965 Marcussen organ at the Holmens Kirke in Copehagen, Denmark. Album: The Organ Works of Johann...

Duration:00:53:54

Episode 166 – What I did this summer Part 7

8/21/2020
Specification of the Organ St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Music performed by Bruce Ludwick Recognize the one of the three works by Antonio Cabezón? Leave a comment and the first person to guess each one of the works will get a couple of our extra library CDs mailed your way. One guess per person, so three...

Duration:00:42:24

Episode 165 – Carl Weinrich Performs the Complete Works of Bach, Vol. 2

7/31/2020
This week we randomly pull an LP out of our collection for another episode of Brent’s Scratchy records. This time it’s 4 works of Bach performed by Carl Weinrich on the the 1939 Marcussen and Son instrument at the Vårfrukyrka in Skänninge, Sweden. Album: Westminster XWN 18148Artist: Carl WeinrichComposer: Johann Sebastian BachToccata & Fugue in...

Duration:00:46:04

Episode 164 – What I did this summer Part 6

7/24/2020
We return to First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood where we visited the 76-rank 2013 Casavant organ. Specification of the organ First Presbyterian Facebook Page Your Sunday Service Videos Music performed by Bill Stein and Jeremy Tarrant. Charles-Marie Widor Symphony no 7 in A minor Raven OAR-146. Recorded by Jeremy Tarrant in 2018.

Duration:00:43:40

Episode 163 – The Organ

7/17/2020
Our next installment of Brent’s Scratchy Records brings us another from E. Power Biggs. The Organ was a 1958 album about the history and design of the pipe organ with narration and playing examples by Biggs, and which included a book with writings by Albert Schweitzer, Dirk Flentrop, John McClure, and Biggs. “The Organ” Columbia...

Duration:00:49:50

Episode 162 – What I did this summer Part 5

7/10/2020
We’re in the Central West End of St. Louis to hear the 60-rank 1965 Schantz at Second Presbyterian Church.

Duration:00:36:32

Episode 161 – Stars and Stripes Forever, Two Centuries of Historic Music in America

7/2/2020
This week we pull out a scratchy LP and record it here for posterity. E. Power Biggs plays American music from the 18th and 19th centuries. Listen to it here: Music heard in this episode: Title: A.D. 1620 (from Sea Pieces, Op. 55 no. 3)Composer: Edward MacDowell Title: The London MarchComposer: Anonymous Title: ChesterComposer: William...

Duration:00:57:34

Episode 160 – What I did this summer Part 4

1/29/2019
We return to the South St. Louis neighborhood of Carondelet to explore a Kilgen organ thought to be from 1924, but as it turns out, a bit older. Horst Buchholz joins Brent Johnson as they explore this 2-manual, 19 rank instrument.

Duration:00:31:20