Category Archives: pipe organ

Sunday Pipes #59

“The Incubator” I have added a sub-title to this post as the organ featured served as the “gateway organ” for my subsequent love of the instrument. I do not remember how I found out about it, but I recall driving … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #57

“The Cannon” Pachelbel’s Canon is an accompanied canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel in his Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo (German: Kanon und Gigue für 3 Violinen mit Generalbaß) (PWC 37, T. 337, PC 358). It is sometimes called Canon and Gigue in … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #52

“Pavane”, composed by Gabriel  Fauré in 1886/1187, is regarded  as one of the most peaceful pieces of music ever written. Jonathan Scott performs his solo organ transcription of Pavane Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré at the organ of Henry Le … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #47 (Special Edition)

Somewhere on this planet, is there living a man/woman who is as talented and has the “Reverence for Life”  that  Dr. Albert Schweitzer displayed and is lauded for? A noted physician, theologian, Nobel Prize Laureate, musician/organist and philosopher,  Schweitzer (1875-1965) … Continue reading

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Filler. But Dam Good Filler

Realizing that I haven’t posted much lately, I thought it wise to let you all know I was still out here, with lots of things on my  mind, but lacking the energy to write about them. I found this earlier … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #46

Here is a special treat…. from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, this is Winter.  This piece was was written for four violins, but the pipe organ adaptation is nothing less than stunning plus it has a little more  power behind it. As … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #45

How could I pass this up?….listen while you are doing something else… and you’ll do it better. Recorded earlier today across the pond.  

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The Moon Is Full

Halloween night and the moon is full. What else would  would you expect to hear? E Power Biggs died in 1977, but his legacy lives on (much to the chagrin of Virgil Fox fans) as one of the greatest organists … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #40

Massimo Gabba plays a well-known piece by Dietrich Buxthude (my favorite composer) on  the new Mascioni organ in Alessandria, one of the rare Italian organs with a high-pressure Tuba stop (400 mm.), Enjoy and you might as well “Turn it … Continue reading

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Back By Popular Demand

Just over a year ago, after 37 consecutive “Sunday Pipes” posts, I took a break from posting weekly looks into the King of Instruments. The pipe organ has always fascinated me and I even did some study on construction and … Continue reading

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