King of Instruments

Series produced by Brent Johnson

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A one-hour show of classical pipe organ music

The King of Instruments is produced by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in conjunction with the Organ Media Foundation. The show features an hour of classical organ music, both sacred and secular, and from commercial recordings and from live events in and around St. Louis.


33 Pieces

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This week's episode features live performances recorded by five organists in front of an audience at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, Missouri.

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Today is the final stop on the Parisian tour, and we will visit two churches: St Etienne du Mont and La Madeleine, and hear music by some of their ...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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This week we continue our Parisian exploration with a stop to hear the Van den Heuvel organ of St. Eustache.

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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We visit the organ of St. Clotilde as well as listen to music by organists who have served there.

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  • Added: Jun 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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This week we stay in Paris and hear the Cavaillé-Coll organ of St. Sulpice, and music performed and written by organists that have served there.

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  • Added: Jun 03, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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This week we visit Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris to hear the Cavaillé-Coll organ, as well as the music of musicians that played the organ there.

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  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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This week on Memorial Day weekend, we listen to music written "In Memoriam"

  • Added: May 22, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Explore music by English composers John Blow, George Thalben-Ball, Jonathan Battishill, Thomas Arne, Frank Bridge, George Shearing, Ethel Smyth, Jo...

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  • Added: May 10, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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This week we celebrate the arrival of Spring with music that celebrates the season.

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Caption: Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
In the 19th century, musicians flocked to Germany to study composition, many of them going to the Royal Conservatory of Music in Munich. Their aim ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Felix-Alexandre Guilmant
French Romantic era composers and organists are favorites of both performers and audiences. The soaring melodies and fiery toccatas make for some e...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Caption: Max Reger
We continue our month of exploring Romantic musical giants by going to Germany and the music of Max Reger and some of his contemporaries.

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This month we're exploring romantic music and composers, and we start in England with Charles Villiers Stanford, his music, and that of his student...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2024
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This week we feature music suitable for Easter Sunday and works based on Easter hymntunes and chants.

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we highlight the work of American organist and pedagogue Damin Spritzer. Spritzer has enthusiastically brought a new awareness to some co...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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We’re continuing our commemoration of Women’s History Month with an episode of music recorded by the enormously gifted, and very influential women ...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2024
  • Length: 01:00:00
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This week, we turn our focus to home and bring you an hour of music penned by American women, some familiar, and some that may be new to you. We'll...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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For Women's history month, we look at organ music created by women over the years. We start with music from Europe and beyond.

  • Added: Mar 04, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we explore organ music based on three popular hymntunes.

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we remember the organist and composer who died on December 25, 2023.

  • Added: Feb 12, 2024
  • Length: 59:00