This page is under construction and represents a test to see if the radio broadcasts will work on the website. It is in rather rough format at the moment, but we hope to make it better and add many more broadcasts in the coming year.

Boston AGO Radio Broadcasts

The first items in this list are broadcasts made by E. Power Biggs from Adolphus Busch Hall at Harvard University on the E. M. Skinner that was there at the time.  They were originally recorded on 78 rpm discs, and then put on cassettes by the Library of Congress.  These cassettes are now being digitized, and the files uploaded to this site.  Editing to “knit together” the sides of the records, and to reduce noise has not yet been accomplished, but we hope to do so as time allows.  These recordings are the sole property of the AGO Organ Library, and may not be recorded or used without permission, other than for private listening from our site.

 

E. Power Biggs Tape 1, Side 1, Broadcast from Skinner at Harvard, with Chamber Orchestra & Arthur Fiedler conducting: 1947 April 4 [sides of the discs not yet stitched together]

Handel Concerto No. 4

J. S. Bach: Easter Chorale settings from the Orgelbuchlein

Handel Concerto No. 5

E. Power Biggs Tape 1, Side 2, Broadcast from Skinner at Harvard: June 29, 1947 [sides of the discs not yet stitched together]

Handel: Fugues 5 and 6

Reger: Fantasia on “BACH”

Bach: Trio Sonata No. 1

E. Power Biggs Tape 2, Side 1, Broadcast from Skinner at Harvard: August 24, 1947 [edited/restored, but needs de-crackling and  de-clicking throughout]

Franck: Chorale in A Minor

Franck: Pastorale (in E Major)

Bach: Toccata in F

E. Power Biggs Tape 2, Side 2, Broadcast from The Salt Lake City Tabernacle: February 9, 1947 [glitch in B.A.C.H. is on original]

Liszt: B.A.C.H.

Walford-Davies: Solemn Melody

Schreiner, Alexander: Our Redeemer and Our Lord

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid: Pastels from Lake Constance, The Reed-Grown Waters

 

The following are Radio Broadcasts that were aired on WCRB.  There are 50 years of these broadcasts, in five different recording formats, to be digitized and put up to the site.  A small sample is below, more will be added as time and staffing permits.

NOTICE:  These recordings are the property of the Boston Chapter AGO and are for listening only; they may not be copied or disseminated in any format.

Christa Rakich  –  Old West Church, Boston  –  Broadcast March 2, 2008

J.S. Bach: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend

J.S. Bach: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen

J.S. Bach: Variations on Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

Carl Klein  –  The Mission Church, Boston  –  Broadcast March 9, 2008

Eugene Gigout: Scherzo in E

Louis Vierne: Andante & Finale from Symphony No. 1

Mary Preston – Christ Church, Cambridge, MA – Broadcast September 30, 2007

John LaMontaine: Evensong

Joseph Jongen: Sonata Eroica

Brian Jones – Allin Congregational Church, Dedham, MA – Broadcast Aug 12, 2007

Lefebure-Wely: Concert Bolero in G

Edward McDowell: A.D. 1620

Edwin Lemare: Toccata & Fugue in D Minor

Louis Vierne: Finale (Symphony No. 1)

John Finney – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wellesley, MA – Broadcast Aug 12, 2007

J.S. Bach: Variation on “O God, Thou Faithful God”

Charles Marie Widor: Allegro (Symphony No. 6)

Leo Abbott – Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, MA – Broadcast Jan 6, 2008

Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata # 3, 1st Mvt

Charles-Marie Widor: Symphonie Romane, 1st Mvt

George Whiting: Concert Etude in D Minor

Andrew Shenton – University Chapel, Princeton University – Broadcast Jan 13, 2008

J.S. Bach: Fantasia on Nun komm der Heiden Heiland

Georgy Mushel: Toccata

Joseph Bonnet: Concert Variations

Lois Toeppner – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Worcester, MA – Broadcast May 20, 2007

Martha Sobaje: Trumpet Tune

Jehan Alain: Berceuse

Felix Mendelssohn: Sonata in B-flat

Gregory Peterson – Methuen Memorial Music Hall – Broadcast May 27, 2007

Cesar Franck: Pastorale

J.S. Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor

Heinrich Christensen – King’s Chapel, Boston – Broadcast May 6, 2007

Joseph Rheinberger: Last two mvts Concerto in C Minor

Leo Abbott – Methuen Memorial Music Hall – Broadcast May 13, 2007

Max Reger: Fantasy on Hallelujah, Gott zu Loben

Barbara Bruhns – St. Michael’s Church, New York – Broadcast October 26, 2008

Serge Rachmaninov: Vocalise

Hugo Distler: Partita on Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland

Frigyes Hidas: Domine, Dona Nobis Pacem

Erik William Suter – Parish of All Saints, Ashmont (Boston) – Broadcast June 3, 2007

Bach: Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr

Durufle: Scherzo, Opus 2

Dupre: Prelude and Fugue in B Major

Dong-Ill Shin – Methuen Memorial Music Hall – Broadcast June 3, 2007

Durufle: Sicilienne

Bach: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C

Roger Vine – Methuen Memorial Music Hall – Broadcast April 22, 2007

Durufle: Meditation

Joseph Jongen: Sonata Eroica

Andrew Shenton – University Chapel, Princeton – Broadcast November 11, 2007

Georg Bohm: Partita on Ach wie nichtig, ach wie fluchtig

Joe Utterback: Variations on “There is a Balm in Gilead”

Mendelssohn: Sonata in A, first movement

Peter Sykes – Old West Church, Boston – Broadcast November 18, 2007

J. S. Bach: Three Chorale Preludes:

Komm, heiliger Geist; Jesu Christus, unser Heiland; O Lamm Gotte, unschuldig

John Finney – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Wellesley, MA – Broadcast July 15, 2007

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G major

Charles Marie Widor: Symphony No. 6, Cantabile

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Stuart Forster – Christ Church, Cambridge, MA – Broadcast July 22, 2007

Cesar Franck: Chorale in A Minor

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, Finale

Jeremy Bruhns – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boston – Broadcast November 4, 2007

Mozart: Andante in F

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck: Variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End

Charles Marie Widor: Symphony No. 6, Vivace

Lee Ridgeway – First Parish, Lexington, MA – Broadcast December 9, 2007

Dieterich Buxtehude: Preludium in C Major

Buxtehude: In dulci jubilo; Komm, Heiliger Geist

Nicholas Bruhns: Praeludium in E Minor

Olivier Latry – Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston – Broadcast December 16, 2007

Thierry Escaich: Vers l’esperance

Nicolas Sejean: Noel Suisse

Jean Langlais: Theme and Variations

Maurice Durufle: Scherzo

Olivier Latry – Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston – Broadcast October 21, 2007

Vierne: Finale from Symphony No. 2

Franck: Chorale No. 2 in B Minor

Dong-Ill Shin – Methuen Memorial Music Hall

Durufle: Sicilienne from the Suite for Organ

J. S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C

C. Martin Steinmetz – Arlington Street Church (March 1963)(Aeolian-Skinner)

N. Le Begue: Le Cloches (The Bells)

Franck: Chorale in A Minor

J.S. Bach: Vater unser im Himmelriech

F. Couperin: Offertoire sur les Grandes Jeux

C. Martin Steinmetz – First Congregational Church, Braintree June 1964 (Austin)

J.S. Bach: Piece d’Orgue

Brahms: “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen

Dupre: Two Antiphons:

“I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem”;    “How fair and pleasant art thou”

Buxtehude: Prelude, Fugue & Chaconne