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We. Turn to impulse problems of Namur Belgium. We explore one of the internal organs of your notes of facts or historical reviews of the interest or the performance of music composed by its contemporaries. As far as experts are able to determine the organ in the church a quasi air
dates from about the end of the 17th century it was but Debussy after my own house in 1848 at that time permanently installed. In the time of its original construction organ it undergone a number of alterations and transformations. But in 1957 it was decided to return the organ to its original form. This was Don and the instrument as we hear it today is not to be a very close representation of what its builder had conceived at the end of the 17th century. Before listening to the performance of formal compositions on this unusual instrument. It will be interesting to hear some of the individual stops. Our first tonal example is of the BO dong at 8 foot pitch. We're next we hear the Bodog at 16 foot pitch.
The eight foot flute is next. Now we hear that characteristic stop of the organ. The diet pays on this one. At 8 foot pitch. Next an odd demonstration of the tonal composition of the organ. We will hear the four foot
diet pays and stop. Certain stops on the organ cannot be played alone because they are what is called off unison stops. That is they sound a pitch Other than that of the note played. These are combined with stops which do play the pitch of the note played producing distinctive and unusual PS.. We will first hear the stop at 1 and 3 fifths what pitch played with the 8 foot board op. The cornet stop is from the family of organ stops called next year
when the organist plays a note. In this case five pipes of very high pitches will sound the purpose of such stops as to add brilliance without necessarily adding volume to the tonal ensemble of the organ mixtures two are usually played together with stops of Unison pitch. We will now hear the five rank cornet stopp played with the eight foot Badat. Our final tonal example features another mixture stop. This one called for the door. It has four high pitched tone sounding with every key the organist plays and we will hear it in combination with the eight foot Bodog again.
These then are some of the characteristic stops of the organ in the church at Bussey air in Belgium. The instrument has other distinctive stops as well. Among them are the trumpet the Clarion and the strings stop the viola physically the instrument is a very modest one. It has only one manual and no pedals. Totally though it's a different story. There are 14 stops and a total of 21 ranks of pipes. This is a fairly impressive array of tonal resources for an instrument of only one manual and no petto.
Sure paints the outstanding contemporary Belgian composer and recite a list will now play several works for us on this instrument. First we will hear a work by Samuel shyte a German composer an organist who died in 654 at about the time this organ was built. Cunt of a night in jail a car for today by Samuel shite. With.
With. With. With. Was when there's not. Going to jail a car fortune a buy a Samuel shocked another organist and composer whose life and times paralleled the period during which the bossy air organ was constructed is Johann Packard Bell born in Nurenberg and 16 53 year holder of such distinguished posts as court organist at Eisenach Stuttgart and got up and organist at such famous cathedrals as St. Stephens in Vienna and S.C. balls in your bag. Sean Haynes now plays the fantasy of Johann Bach about.
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Haines on the late 17th century organ in the church at Bussey air in the province of NAMI or Belgium. Today's broadcast from a series ancient European organs concludes with a composition by a little known composer by the name of Lum Basho Mol standard Biblia graphical sources do not mention his name. But there is a five line entry in the 1058 edition as he took a deed to my music which says that trauma was one of the three greatest Belgian organists of the 17th century in 60 95 the note continues. He published a book of organ compositions and it is from this collection that the piece we are about to hear was taken Chaumont died in a hallway in 1712. The place and date of his birth are not presently known. We now conclude our programme of music with a performance of four extracts from Lamberto mas
premier suite. Do permeate all the four selections are a few echo and JG. The organist Charlemagne's. The way.
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by lambaste show Ma one of Belgium's three greatest organists of the seventeenth century. I've been listening to another program from Iran yours was Syria's ancient European organs but having instruments erected during the period from the Middle Ages to the middle of the 18th century featuring performances of entrance music by some of Europe's outstanding recyclers today's broadcast highlight of the organ in the church and for scaring the problems of a number of the youngster members will sometime in the late 17th century by a craftsman whose identity has been lost. The organ has one manual only and no pedals. But it's remarkable because of beyond usually a large number of stocks and ranks of miles or 14 stops and 21 ranks of white material for these programs are recorded by members of the
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Ancient European organs
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This program features recordings of the organ at the church in Bossieres, Namur, Belgium. Performances include works by Gascongne; Scheidt; Pachelbel; and Chaumont.
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Recordings of noted organs at various locations throughout Europe.
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Host: Fidell, S. A. (Sanford A.)
Performer: Hens, Charles, 1898-1967
Producing Organization: University of Michigan
Writer: Welliver, Harry B., 1910-2005
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-7-4 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:43
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Chicago: “Ancient European organs; Bossieres,” 1967-12-27, University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed May 27, 2024,
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