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The Benedictine monastery and author Byron just saying the pope is church. Hamburg Germany. Today's injured European market with acts of musical and historical interest. And music composed by men who were contemporaries of their builders. Today's broadcast is the 24th as are a series of ancient European organs and it marks the series regulars are having a particular service. What you want to know little more than the imposing instruments or manuals of 70 or more stocks housed in the smallest of parish church large castle churches and great halls of manor houses and even music. Musically and historically each has been of considerable importance representing
steps in the evolution of the art of organ building on the Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century. Today's broadcast revisits two of the most outstanding organs heard during the series. First we will return to the Benedictine monastery an altar boy in Germany where the monastery church has long been considered to be the most beautiful example of baroque church architecture built north of the Alps during the 18th century. From the time the instrument was completed in 1766 until the present day the Benedictines have sheltered the organ with great care. It has been completely protected from the ravages of time and secularization and affords one of the very few examples of pure baroque organ building still available to us. Carl Yosef was born in 1710 there out of Byron but before returning to his native countryside he had been an organ builder in Paris and the royal organ builder to the court in Dijon. He returned to autobio in 1754 to build two organs for the monastery church. The large Trinity organ on
the official side of the altar and the small Holy Ghost organ on the gospel side the Trinity organ which we are about to hear has four manuals and pedals and forty two stops almost from the very day of its completion it was considered one of the masterpieces of organ building and today it's one of the two largest ancient organs in southern Germany. Still in playing condition. Organist Hines or Chanel for I will now perform with six variations by Johann Berlin a Berlin was born and goodness bore Bavaria and 17 too and died in Salzburg in 1762 during his lifetime he was chief organist at the cathedral insults Borg and court organist to the archbishop Franz I'm taught he was a prolific composer who was most active as a composer an organist at the time the organ we are about to hear was built and directed produce wood with six variations by Johann Abraham performed by Hines shelter on the Trinity organ in the Benedictine monastery in auto
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and pedal Trinity organ of forty eight stops in the Benedictine monastery church an altar boy in Germany. The second portion of our final broadcast of ancient European organs comes from the same Jacoby church in Hamburg Germany. So in trickle up is one of the very oldest churches in Homburg as early as 15 16. It contained an organ of considerable significance. That instrument was four years in the building a directing stage in the workmanship and materials must have been the best available. This instrument was still in use in 60 93 one hundred and seventy seven years later when it was decided to erect an even larger organ in the church. The greatest builder of his time and quite possibly one of the greatest organ builders of all time are passionate Grrr. It was some of the pipes from this 15 12 organ when he built and directed the large instrument we are about to hear today. This organ completed in 60 93 after having been under construction for four years is
considered the largest and most important typifying the art of organ building in northern Germany during the 18th century. It has thirty five hundred pipes distributed between four manuals and pedals. There are sixty seven stops. The instrument has already pointed out was completed in 60 93. The great Johann Sebastian Bach was then only 8 years of age but by 79 when he was 24 years old he was court organist at via Mar where he stayed until 17 17 to recompose many of his larger organ works such as the fantasy and Fugue in D minor which we are about to hear and became famous throughout Saxony and beyond. As a great organist organist Hines of Wunderlich. Well now before Johann Sebastian Bach sf fantasy and few in G minor on the 4 manual and pedal organ of 67 stops directed by our passionate girl in St. Jacoby's church Homburg in 16 93 fantasy and Fugue in G minor by Bach.
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The fantasy and feel in G minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Hines Wunderlich. Listening for the quality of my hope for a series of European organs as attic instruments erected during the period that all ages through the eighteenth century together with facts about them and the structures in which they are
housed music performed on them by their contemporaries. Today's broadcast revisited the famous Benedictine monastery church in part of yron Germany and the sacred puppy's church in Hamburg Germany. Both organs probably being outstanding examples of the art of organ building of the time. Period recorded by the European market asking today's program having been recorded by the German Reich guesting system especially the presently United States by Stations of the county. Our network. Programme prepared and written by Honeywell over at birth
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Ancient European organs
German organs
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University of Michigan
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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This program features recordings of the organs at St. Jacobi, Hamburg, Germany and Trinity Organ, Ottobeuren, Germany. Performances include works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Johann Ernst Eberlin.
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Recordings of noted organs at various locations throughout Europe.
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Host: Fidell, S. A. (Sanford A.)
Performer: Wunderlich, Heinz
Performer: Schnauffer, Heinz
Producing Organization: University of Michigan
Writer: Welliver, Harry B., 1910-2005
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-7-24 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:56
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