Tuesday, 27 February 2018


doug organ and his wonderful edmontone studio have been the best show sponsors i could have asked for over the last several years. as doug prepares for his next adventures, wednesday, february 28 will be the last edition of this show to be presented by edmontone. don't stop wearing the shirt, doug!

listen to cjsr from 1-2 pm for a salute to the studio and man who have inspired me to try to produce a show worthy of our association!

Thursday, 22 February 2018

the latest show is now online, so pipe it in your ears!

february 21 playlist (with guests marnie giesbrecht and joachim segger of duo majoya):

isabelle demers - introduction and passacaille on a theme by raymond daveluy, op. 44 (rachel laurin: œuvres pour orgue)
duo majoya - charles stolte: o sacred head (organ duets on the davis concert organ)
duo majoya - jacobus kloppers: dance suite for organ duet - 1. waltz (organ duets on the davis concert)
duo majoya - gustav merkel: sonata in d minor - 1. allegro moderato (organ duets on the davis concert)
duo majoya - gustav merkel: sonata in d minor - 2. adagio (organ duets on the davis concert)
duo majoya - gustav merkel: sonata in d minor - 3. allegro con fuoco; fuga (organ duets on the davis concert)
duo majoya - joe utterback: a quiet meditation (skyscape)
christine brewer & paul jacobs - hugo wolf: mörike-lieder: no. 28, gebet (arr. hugo wolf: mörike-lieder: no. 28, gebet (arr. max reger for soprano & organ) (divine redeemer)
duo majoya - denis bedard: duet suite for organ & piano - iv. romance (skyscape)

 
duo majoya will be performing tomorrow at 11 am mst/1 pm et (friday, february 23) as part of the inauguration week for the new organ at trinity church wall street in new york. it will stream live as well!

Monday, 19 February 2018

on wednesday, february 21 on cjsr, my guests marnie giesbrecht and joachim segger (duo majoya) talk to me about a variety of subjects including their work with rcco edmonton (royal canadian college of organists) and an upcoming performance in new york, which will be available for streaming online.
 
listen to february 14 (organ grinder love suite) playlist here:

emitt rhodes - mother earth (the american dream)
aine o'dwyer - hymnals of love against the grain (music for church cleaners vol i & ii)
jean guillou - jeux d'orgue: hautbois d'amour (organ encores)
alice coltrane - a love supreme (world galaxy)
johann johannsson - the drowned world (orphee)
shirley collins & dolly collins - a song-story (anthems in eden)
z'ev - if only that love lets letting happen (organ music for organs) (spire: organ works past, present & future)
naomi barfield - egyptian love song (the old pump organ)

 

Sunday, 11 February 2018

this wednesday (february 14), it's the organ grinder love suite on cjsr from 1-2 pm.

february 7 playlist (in memory of mama organ grinder in the week of her birthday):


dr. john, the night tripper - mama roux (gris-gris)
florence mahon - handel: concerto in b flat major, op 4 no 2: allegro, ma non presto (souvenirs: scarboro united church organ)
abraham brun - yaaleh w'yowoh (cantorials)
mrs. miller - chim chim cher-ee (greatest hits)
shirley scott - things ain't what they used to be (roll 'em: shirley scott plays the big bands)
dallas symphony, andrew litton & wayne marshall - symphony for organ and orchestra (a copland profile)
james mcvinnie - nico muhly: fast cycles (cycles)
ray charles - moanin' (genius + soul = jazz)
john cale - half past france (paris 1919)

february 7 audio here.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

the latest broadcast, featuring guest isabelle demers (who will be performing at winspear centre on february 4 at 3 pm) can be heard here!
january 31 playlist:

isabelle demers - etude heroique, op. 38 (rachel laurin: oeuvres pour orgue)
isabelle demers - ein' feste burg ist unser gott, op. 27 (the chorale fantasias of max reger)
ben van oosten - symphonie no. 2 op. 20 i. allegro (louis vierne: complete organ symphonies)
christine brewer & paul jacobs - stolzel: diomedes - bist du bei bir (arr. bach) (divine redeemer)
michael tilson thomas & ralph grierson with roger kellaway, steve reich & tom raney - reich: four organs (cage: three dances/reich: four organs)