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

Following is the same list twice, first sorted by Performer, then by Composer.  Once you find the performer or composer and piece to which you want to listen, note the corresponding number in the left-most column.  This number indicates the position of that recording within the long scroll of recordings below the lists – on the left above each “play bar”, in “[ ]” .

Broadcasts on Website sorted by Performer

Broadcasts on Website by Composer

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.

 

[1]

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

[2]

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

[3]

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

[4]

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.

[5]

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

[6]

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

Eugene Gigout: Scherzo in E

Louis Vierne: Andante & Finale from Symphony No. 1

[7]

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

John LaMontaine: Evensong

Joseph Jongen: Sonata Eroica

[8]

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)

[9]

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)

[10]

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

[11]

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

[12]

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

[13]

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

Cesar Franck: Pastorale

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

[14]

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

Joseph Rheinberger: Last two mvts Concerto in C Minor

[15]

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

Max Reger: Fantasy on Hallelujah, Gott zu Loben

[16]

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

[17]

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

[18]

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

Durufle: Sicilienne

Bach: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C

[19]

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

Durufle: Meditation

Joseph Jongen: Sonata Eroica

[20]

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

[21]

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

[22]

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

[23]

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

Cesar Franck: Chorale in A Minor

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, Finale

[24]

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

[25]

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

[26]

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

[27]

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

[28]

Dong-Ill Shin – Methuen Memorial Music Hall – Broadcast June 10, 2007

Durufle: Sicilienne from the Suite for Organ

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

[29]

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

[30]

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

[31]

E. Power Biggs/Arthur Fiedler – Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA (stitching needed throughout)

Handel: Concerto #4

Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden; Jesus Christus, unser Heiland; Christ ist erstanden; Erstanden ist der heil’ge Christ; Erschienen ist der herrliche Tag; Heut’ triumphieret Gottes Sohn

Handel Concerto #5

[32]

Stuart Forster – Christ Church, Cambridge, MA – Broadcast August 26, 2007

Guilmant: Sonata No. 1 in D minor

[33]

James David Christie/Stuart Forster/Synergy Brass Quintet – Old South Church, Boston, MA – Broadcast September 2, 2007

Ropartz: Sortie in B-flat

Handel: Overture from the Fireworks Music

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 in G

Strauss: Festival Prelude

[34]

John Scott – All Saints Church, Worcester, MA – Broadcast January 20, 2008

Mendelssohn: Overture to Oratorio “St. Paul”

Whitlock: Fantasy-Chorale No. 1

[35]

Mark Husey – St. Cecilia Church, Boston, MA – Broadcast January 27, 2008

Bach: Prelude in Eb Major

Langlais: Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella

Improvisation on the themes, In Paradisum, and Rendez a Dieu,

[36]

Frederick Guzasky – Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern University, Charleston, SC – Broadcast April 27, 2008

Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in G Major

Bach: Two from the set of 6 Schubler Chorales

Fantasy-Improvisation on “Ave Maris Stella” Tournemire

[37]

Richard J. Clark – Holy Name Church, West Roxbury, MA – Broadcast July 13, 2008

Franck: Chorale No. 2 in B Minor

Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory

[38]

Heinrich Christensen – St. Cecilia Church, Boston, MA – Broadcast July 20, 2008

Vierne: Intermezzo, Third Symphony

Franck: Chorale in E Major

[39]

Douglas Major/Richard Watson – Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA – Broadcast July 27, 2008

Tomasi: Variations on the Gregorian tune “Salve Regina”

Telemann: Two selections from the “Heroic Music”

Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory

Telemann: Selection from “Heroic Music”

[40]

Richard J. Clark – Holy Name Church, West Roxbury, MA – Broadcast August 3, 2008

Clark: Unity

Buxtehude: Toccata in D Minor

Clark: Ascent to Freedom

[41]

Michael Murray – Church of our Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA – Broadcast October 5, 2008

Bach: Fantasia & Fugue in G Minor

Widor: Two movements from Symphony No. 5

[42]

Lynne Davis – St. Joseph, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA – Broadcast October 12, 2008

Schiedt: Alamanda

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D Major

[43]

Olivier Latry – Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston, MA – Broadcast January 25, 2009

Vierne: Finale from Symphony No. 2

Franck: Chorale No. 2 in B Minor

[44]

John Finney – St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Wellesley, MA – Broadcast February 1, 2009

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G Major

Widor: Andante Cantabile from Symphony No. 6

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

[45]

Mary Preston – Christ Church, Cambridge, MA – Broadcast February 8, 2009

Ives: Variations on “America”

Bach: Chorale Prelude and Trio on “Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns”

Walton: Crown Imperial March

[46]

Andrew Shenton – University Chapel, Princeton, NJ – Broadcast February 15, 2009

Bohm: Partita on “Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flugtig”

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

Mendelssohn: First Movement from the Sonata in A

[47]

John Scott – All Saints Church, Worcester, MA – Broadcast February 22, 2009

Bach: Toccata, Adagio, & Fugue in C

Handel: Concerto in F

[48]

Carl Klein – The Mission Church. Boston, MA – Broadcast March 8, 2009

Gigout: Scherzo in E

Vierne: Andante and Finale from Symphony No. 1

[49]

Balint Karosi – First Lutheran Church, Boston, MA – Broadcast March 15, 2009

Bach: Chorale-Prelude on “Schmucke dich O liebe Seele”

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in F

[50]

Janette Fishell – Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA – Broadcast March 22, 2009

Bach: Chorale-Prelude on “Jesu, meine Zuversicht”

Bach: Concerto in G Major

Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G Minor

[51]

Peter Sykes – Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA – Broadcast November 22, 2009

Debussy: La Fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair)

Phillips: Suite Breve

Karg-Elert: Fantasy on “Ein Feste Burg”

[52]

Ezequiel Menendez – Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA – Broadcast November 29, 2009

Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 4

Mendelssohn: Final Movement from Sonata No. 1

[53]

Peter Sykes – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boston, MA – Broadcast August 10, 2008

Gigout: Scherzo

Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 1

[54]

Heinrich Christensen – St. Cecilia Church, Boston, MA – Broadcast August 17, 2008

Dupre: Symphonie-Passion: The World Awaiting the Savior, Nativite, Resurrection

[55]

John Finney – Allin Congregational Church, Dedham, MA – Broadcast September 7, 2008

Bach: Now thank we all our God

Bach: Resound ye joyous songs

Schutz: Lift up your head o ye gates

Bach: We all believe in one true God

Gabrielli: Canzona on the Seventh Tone

Bach: My spirit be joyful

[56]

Olivier Latry – St. Joseph Memorial Chapel, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA – Broadcast September 14, 2008

Bach: Trio Sonata No. 2 in C Minor

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

[57]

Lynne Davis – St. Joseph Chapel, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA – Broadcast November 2, 2008

Bruhns: Praeludium in G

Bohm: Chorale Prelude “Vater Unser im Himmelreich”

Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 3 in A Major

[58]

Charles Callahan & Friends – Marsh Chapel, Boston University, Boston, MA – Broadcast November 9, 2008

Loeliett: Sonata for Flute, Violin, and Continuo

Bach: Sonata in Eb

Callahan: Aria

Reger: Benedictus

[59]

Stephen Hamilton – St. Joseph Chapel, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA – Broadcast November 30, 2008

Pasquini and Valente: Two Compositions on Ground Basses

Bach: Partita on “O Gott, du Frommer Gott”

[60]

Frederick Hohmann – Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA – Broadcast December 7, 2008

Mozart: Fantasy in F Minor

Schumann: Canon No. 4 in Eb Major

Handel: Hornpipe from “Water Music Suite”

[61]

Peter Stolzfus Berton – St. Joseph Chapel, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA – Broadcast December 14, 2008

Chapman: Infant holy, infant lowly

Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 4

[62]

Peter Stolzfus Berton – St. Joseph Chapel, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA – Broadcast December 21, 2008

Brahms & Heiller: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen

Bach: In Dulci Jubilo

[63]

Frederick Hohmann – Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA – Broadcast December 28, 2008

Brahms: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor

Dupre: Variations on Noel

[64]

Stephen Hamilton – St. Joseph Chapel, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA – Broadcast January 4, 2009

Bohm: Chorale Prelude on “Vater Unser im Himmelriech”

Mendelssohn: Finale from Sonata No. 6

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor

[65]

Matthias Schmelmer – First Congregational Church, Woburn, MA – Broadcast May 24, 2009

Buck: Sonata No. 2 in G Minor

[66]

Mark Dwyer – Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA – Broadcast May 31, 2009

Bach: Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D

Franck: Chorale No. 2 in B Minor

[67]

Richard J. Clark – Holy Name Church, West Roxbury, MA – Broadcast August 30, 2009

Franck: Chorale No. 2 in B Minor

Hovhaness: Prayer of St. Gregory

[68]

Ezequiel Menendez – Busch Hall, Harvard Unversity, Boston, MA – Broadcast November 8, 2009

Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 3

Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 2

[69]

Stuart Forster – Christ Church, Cambridge, MA – Broadcast November 15, 2009

Krebs: Fantasia on “Freu dich sehr, O meine Seele”

Howells: Master Tallis’s Testament

Dvorak: “Adagio and Allegro” from Symphony No. 9

[70]

Peter Sykes – Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA – Broadcast December 23, 2007

Bach: “Christum wir sollen loben schon”, “Von Himmel kam de Engel Schaar”, “Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern”, “Herr Gott nun schleuss den Himmel auf”, “Das Alte jahr vergangen ist”, “Mit Fried und Freund”, “Ich fahr’ dahin”, “and “In dir ist Freude”

[71]

John Scott – Parish of All Saints-Ashmont, Boston, MA – Broadcast December 30, 2007

Handel: Concerto in G

Leighton: Festival Fanfare

[72]

Peter Krasinski – Saint Cecilia Church, Boston, MA – Broadcast March 16, 2008

Improvisation on Hosanna Filio David

Improvisation on Ubi Caritas

Improvisation on Betrayal

Improvisation on Hassler’s Passion Chorale

Improvisation on Waiting

[73]

Peter Krasinski – Saint Cecilia Church, Boston, MA – Broadcast March 23, 2008

Improvisation on Lumen Christi

Improvisation on O filii et filiae

Improvisation on Veni Creator Spiritus

[74]

Frederick Guzasky – Doudna Fine Arts Center. Eastern University, Charleston, SC – Broadcast April 6, 2008

Buxtehude: Toccata in D Minor

DeGrigny: Recit on Tierce en Taille

Bach: Four from the set of 6 Schubler Chorales

[75]

Barbara Bruns – Wellesley Congregational Church, Wellesley, MA – Broadcast April 13, 2008

Bach: Schmucke dich, O Liebe Seele

Bach: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Major

[76]

Lee Ridgeway – Holy Name Church, West Roxbury, MA – Broadcast June 15, 2008

Greenlee: Three Spirituals

Widor: Pastorale and Finale from Symphony No. 2

[77]

Peter Sykes – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boston, MA – Broadcast June 22, 2008

Saint-Saens: Prelude and Fugue No. 2

Josef Rheinberge: Pastoral from Sonata No. 12

Eugene Gigout: Prelude, Chorale, and Allegro

[78]

Broadcast April 12, 2009

James Hammond – E.M. Skinner Organ, Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI

Guilmant: March Religious

Frederick Swann – Riverside Church, New York City, NY

Farnum: Toccata on “O Filii et Filiae”

Douglas Major with Empire Brass – Aeoilian Skinner Organ, National Cathedral, Washington, DC

Bach: Sinfonia from Easter Oratorio

Robert Noehren – Reger Organ, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA

Bach: Christ Lag in Todesbanden

Michael Murray – Aeoilian Skinner Organ, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Widor: Toccata from Symphony No. 5

[79]

Janette Fishell – Busch Hall, Harvard University, Boston, MA – Broadcast April 19, 2009

Bach: Chorale Prelude on “Ach Herr, mich armen Sunder”

Bach: Three Selections from the Clavierübung