For Old Times' Sake
Tune in Sunday at 11 pm, as host Michael Barone marks 2016's notable anniversaries from around the pipe organ world. We'll hear music by Matthias Weckmann and Johann Jacob Froberger, who would have been 400 this year; Johann Heinrich Buttstedt, who would have turned 350; Samuel Wesley, born 250 years ago; and Ellis Kohs, a composer whose centennial was in May.
Matthias Weckmann: Praeludium in Five Voices; Variations on Die lieblichen Blicke Hans Davidsson (2001 GOArt/Örgryte nya kyrka, Göteborg, Sweden)
Johann Jacob Froberger: Toccata No. 1; Variations on Auf die Maÿerin (Suite No. 6 in G) Davitt Moroney (1653 Dallam/Parish Church, Lanvellec, France) Temperaments 316007
Johann Heinrich Buttstedt: Two Chorale-preludes ("Vom Himmel hoch"; "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern") Philip Cooper (1990 Yokota/California State University, Chico, CA)
Samuel Wesley: Voluntary in G, Op. 6, No. 9 John Kitchen (1866 Willis/St. Margaret’s, Knightswood, Glasgow, Scotland)
Ellis Kohs: Passacaglia for Organ and Strings Manfred Gräsbeck, conductor; Maija Lehtonen (1980 Kangasala/Vuosaari Church, Helsinki, Finland)