Organ Music on Radio


Colours of the King 2MBS-FM 102.5MHz

Broadcast on the second Saturday of every month from 6.00pm - 7.00pm

The Theatre Pipe Organ - Seriously 2MBS-FM 102.5MHz

Broadcast on the second Tuesday of every month from 12.30pm - 1.00pm

Prepared and presented on behalf of the Organ Music Society of Sydney by Andrew Grahame



Colours of the King 2MBS-FM 102.5MHz


10th January 2004

6.00 pm

Note new timeslot!

Organs of Provence

Anon - Suite de Danses
Francis Chapelet - Church of Roquemaure

Frescobaldi - Toccata Settima; Canzona
Lucienne Antonini at Notre-Dame des Doms, Avignon

Muffat - Toccatas 10, 2 and 9
Rene Saorgin at Malaucene (organ of 1637)

Roberday - Fugue Dixieme
Michel Chapuis at L'Isle-sur-Sorge (organ of 1648)

Couperin - Gloria from Messe des Paroisses
Michel Chapuis at Basilica de St Maximin (organ of 1772)


14th February 2004

6.00 pm

Note new timeslot!

The Gabler organ at Weingarten Abbey (completed 1750)

Pachelbel - Praeludium in D minor (Piet Kee)
Krebs - Chorale Prelude "Ach Herr mit Armer Sünder" (Gerhard Gnann)
JS Bach - Fugue in F minor BWV 534 (PK)
Krebs - Toccata and Fugue in A minor (GG)
Krebs - Chorale Prelude "Allein Gott in her Hoh' sei Ehr" (GG)
JM Bach - In Dulci Jubilo (PK)
Lebegue - Les Cloches (PK)
Krebs - Prelude and Fugue in C major (GG)

13th March 2004

6.00 pm

Note new timeslot!

Organ Music of Heinrich Scheidemann (1565 - 1663)

Karin Nelson at the Brombaugh Organ (1992) at the
Haga Church, Gothenburg, Sweden

Praeambulum in D minor WV 33
Chorale Prelude "Lobet den Herren"
Fantasia in G major
Chorale Variations "Christ Lag in Todesbanden"
Chorale Variations "Es spricht der unweisen mund wohl"
Toccata in C WV 85

10th April 2004

6.00 pm

Two Organs built by Arp Schnitger

(a) Helmut Walcha at Cappel, North Germany
(b) Wolfgang Baumgratz at Grasberg, North Germany

V Lubeck – Prelude & Fugue in E major (a)
J C F Fischer – 8 Short Preludes & Fugues from “Ariadne Musica” (b)
S Scheidt – Chorale Variations on “Jesus Christus, unser Heiland” (a)
J C F Fischer – 5 Ricercare (b)
N Bruhns – Prelude & Fugue in E minor (a)

8th May 2004

6.00 pm
Transcriptions for organ played by Frederick Hohman on the Schoenstein organ in the First Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture (transcribed by Edwin H Lemare)
Tchaikowsky – Finale from Symphony Pathetique (No 6) (transcribed by C McPherson)
Victor Herbert – “March of the Toys” from “Babes in Toyland” (tr. F Hohman)
Tchaikowsky – The Nutcracker Suite (transcribed by F Hohman)

12th June 2004

6.00 pm
Excerpts from new recordings by Sydney organist David Kinsela playing Bach
(a) The 1740 Wagner organ at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
(b) The 1968 Pogson organ at the Kings School, Parramatta
(c) The 1979 Fincham/Smenge organ at Mary Immaculate Church, Waverley

Prelude & Fugue in D major BWV 532 (a)
Canzona in D minor BWV 588 (b)
Little Harmonic Labyrinth BWV 591 (b)
Fugue in C minor on a theme of Legrenzi BWV 574 (b)
Pedal Excercitium BWV 598 (a)
“Little” Fugue in G minor BWV 578 (a)
J Ernst (arr. Bach) – Presto from Concerto in G Major BWV 592 (a)
“Great” Prelude & Fugue in C major BWV 547 (c)

10th July 2004

6.00 pm
The Opening Recital of the new Ruffatti organ at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Church Hill, Sydney (Monday February 9, 2004)

Organ Soloist – Sergio de Pieri (a)
Organ Accompanist – Godelieve Ghavalas (b)
With the St Patrick’s Chorale directed by Adrian Bendt (b)

A 2MBS-FM Concert Recording
Recording Engineer – Greg Simmons, Assistant Recording Engineer – Greg Smith
Producer – David Hinder
Sound Editor - Greg Ghavalas

J S Bach – Fantasia in 5 voci BWV 562 (a)
Marcello – Adagio from Concerto in D minor (a)
Daquin – Le Coucou (a)

Shaw – With a voice of singing (b)
Rutter – The Lord bless you and keep you (b)
Rutter – For the beauty of the earth (b)

de Pieri – Omaggio Improvisato al Signor Cornetto (a)
J S Bach – Chorale Prelude “Ich ruf’ zu dir” BWV 639 (a)
J S Bach – Chorale Prelude “In Dich had’ Ich gehoffet, Herr” (a)
J S Bach – Chorale Prelude “Herzlich thut mich verlangen” (a)

Da Viadana – Exsultate Justi (b)
Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine – Opus 11 (b)
Mawby – Praise God in his Holy Place (b)

21st August 2004

6.00 pm
Two contrasting organs

Coventry Cathedral (played by Wayne Marshall)
Dupre - Prelude & Fugue in G minor
Verdi - Prelude to "Un Ballo in Maschera"
Hollins - Concert Overture in C minor
Saint-Saens - Danse Macavre
Widor - March Pontificale

The Puget organ at Rose Bay, Sydney (played by Pastor de Lasala)
(from a 2MBS-FM recording: Greg Simmons, sound engineer)
Andre - Allegretto Pastorale in G
Pierne - Prelude
Anon - The Donkey
Corrette - Excerpts from 3rd Organ Book


11th September 2004

6.00 pm
Tribute to Australian organist Michael Dudman, who died 10 years ago.

Mendelssohn organ sonatas 1, 2, 5 and 6
recorded on historic Sydney organs in 1983.


9th October 2004

6.00 pm
"Happy Birthday, Herr Bach"

Amy Johansen (organ) and Belinda Montgomery (soprano) with a programme of
music to celebrate Bach's 319th birthday.

Recorded in concert at the Great Hall, University of Sydney
(a 2MBS-FM recording by sound engineers Greg Simmons and Greg Ghavalas)

Ronald Watson - "Happy Birthday, Herr Bach" (adapted from BWV 645
Prelude in C minor - BWV 546
"Ich folge dir gleichfalls" - BWV 245
"Ei wie schmeckt der Coffee Susse" - from Cantata 211
Chorale prelude "O Mensch, bewein" - BWV 622
Chorale predlue "Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend" - BWV 655
"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" from Cantata 147
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor - BWV 582

13th November 2004

6.00 pm
Music for French Harmonium

Messe Basse Op. 30 (Louis Vierne)
3 Offertoires from "Heures Mystiques" (L. Boellmann)
5 excerpts from "12 Pieces de Differents Caracteres" (Rene Vierne)

Performances by Anne Page and Joris Verdin on harmoniums by Mustel (1897)
and Debain (1860).

11th December 2004

6.00 pm
Organ Music inspired by the works of William Shakespeare

Overture to "The Merry Wives of Windsor" (Nicolai)
Othello Suite (Coleridge-Taylor)
Greensleeves (Vaughan Williams)
"The Tempest" (Locke)
3 Pieces from "Richard III" (Walton)
Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendelssohn)

Simon Nieminski at the Wicks Demonstration Organ

8th January 2005

6.00 pm
The Virtuosity of Edwin Lemare
compositions by Lemare played by Frederick Hohman

Fantaisie Fugue Op. 48
Scherzo Fugue Op. 102
Lullaby Op. 81
Sonata No 1 in F Op. 95
Andantino in D flat ("Moonlight and Roses")

12th February 2005

6.00 pm
The Flentrop organ at Harvard University
an all-Bach programme played by John Ayr

Toccata & Fugue in D minor (Dorian) BWV 538
Chorale Preludes:
* "Jesu, meine Freude" BWV 610
* "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross" BWV 622
* "Christe, aller welt trost" BWV 670
* "An Wasserflüssen Babylon" BWV 653b
Prelude & Fugue in E minor (Wedge) BWV 548




The Theatre Pipe Organ - Seriously 2MBS-FM 102.5MHz

Andrew Grahame has advised that his programme "The Theatre Pipe Organ -
Seriously" will not be continuing on 2MBS-FM into the New Year. Major
programming changes will be implemented at 2MBS-FM starting in January. The
Board of the Music Broadcasting Society of NSW (which owns and operates the
station) has decided that all programmes of a specialist nature are to be
removed from weekdays in favour of general listening. Unfortunately no
timeslots currently exist at weekends to allow this and several other
specialist programmes to be relocated. After a run of nearly 2 years "The
Theatre Pipe Organ - Seriously" will therefore be "rested" following the
December broadcast.

Andrew's other programme "Colours of the King" (presented on behalf of the
Organ Music Society of Sydney) will be continuing into 2005 and its timeslot
of 6 pm on the second Saturday of each month remains unchanged.

January 2004 - Tuesday, 13th January at 12.30 pm

Von Suppe - Light Cavalry Overture
(Russell Holmes at the Wynton House 3/18 Wurlitzer)

V Herbert - Fleurette
(Lyn Larsen at the Sanfilippo residence 5/80 Wurlitzer)

Chovaux - March in A
(Simon Wright at the 4/20 Wurlitzer in the Paramount, Manchester)

C Dawes - Melody in A
(Carlo Curley at the 5/80 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer)

Poulenc - Presto in B Flat
(Barry Baker at the 4/36 Ronald Wehmeir residence Wurlitzer)

Puccini - "Nessun Dorma" from "Turandot"
(Walt Strony at the 5/80 Sanfilippo residence Wurlitzer)

February 2004 - Tuesday, 10th February 2004 12.30pm

Duncan - March from "A Little Suite"
(Joseph Seal at the 3/12 Wurlitzer in the Regal, Kingston-upon-Thames)

Mozart - Ronda Alla Turca
(Tony Fenelon at the 2/10 Wurlitzer in Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide)

Mendelssohn - Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
(William Davies at the 4/14 Wurlitzer in the Granada, Tooting, London)

Chopin - Waltz in A flat
Von Paradis - Sicilienne
(Gerald Shaw at the 5/17 Compton in the Odeon, Leicester Square)

Lehar - Selection from "The Merry Widow"
(Al Bollington at the Compton organ in the Odeon, Tottenham Court Road)

Sullivan - Selection from "The Gondoliers"
(Joseph Seal at the 3/12 Wurlitzer in the Regal, Kingston-upon-Thames)

March 2004 - Tuesday, 9th March 2004 12.30pm

Bull - Rondo in G
(David Wickerham at the 4/24 Wurlitzer in the
Trinity Presbyterian Church, San Diego)

All remaining tracks recorded at the 4/29 Wurlitzer in the Capri Theatre, Adelaide

Sibelius - Valse Triste (Charlie Balogh)
Gould - Pavanne (Simon Gledhill)
Rubenstein - Kamenoi Ostrow (Lew Williams)
Saint-Saens - "The Aquarium" from "Carnival of the Animals" (Chris McPhee)
Stanley - Trumpet Tune in D (Clark Wilson)

April 2004 - Tuesday, 13th April, 2004 12.30pm

Grainger – Shepherd’s Hey (Frederick Bayco)
Chopin – medley of piano works (Reginald Foort)
Quilter – “Rosamunde” and “Fairy Frolic” (Frederick Bayco)
Quilter – “Will o’ the Wisp” (Simon Gledhill)
Brahms – Waltz in A Flat (Tony Fenelon)
Schubert – Marche Militaire (Frederick Bayco)

May 2004 - Tuesday, 4th May, 2004 12.30pm

Delibes – music from the ballet “Coppelia” (Richard Hills)
Heykens – First Serenade (Tony Fenelon)
Coates – Bird Songs at Eventide (John Mann)
Wagner – Grand March from “Tannhauser” (Jonas Nordwall)

June 2004 - Tuesday, 8th June, 2004 12.30pm

Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man (Jonas Nordwall, Donna Parker & Tom Hazleton)
Bizet – Dance Boheme (Jonas Nordwall)
Heykens – Second Serenade (John Atwell)
Debussy – Ballet from “Petite Suite” (David Shepherd)
Bizet – “Farandole” from L’Arlesienne Suite (William Davies)

July 2004 - Tuesday, 13th July, 2004 12.30pm

Rowley – Humoresque (Nigel Ogden)
Czibulka – Hearts and Flowers (Robin Richmond)
Ketelbey – Sanctuary of the Heart (Joseph Seal)
Rodgers – “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music (William Davies)
Chaminade – Automne (Reginald Dixon)
Ketelbey – Bells Across the Meadow (Reginald Porter-Brown)
Romberg – medley from “Viennese Nights” (Joseph Seal)

August 2004 - Tuesday, 10th August, 2004 12.30 pm

Leoncavallo - Grand Fantasia from "Pagliacci" (Chris Elliott)
Ponce - Estrellita (George Blackmore)
Kreisler - Liebeslied; Caprice Viennois (Reginald Foort)
Debussy - Clair de Lune (Charlie Balogh)
De Falla - Ritual Fire Dance (Gerald Shaw)

September 2004 - Tuesday, 14th September, 2004 12.30 pm

A programme of march music

Coates - March "Oxford Street" (Joseph Seal)
Bagley - National Emblem March (Russell Holmes)
Belton - Down the Mall (Sandy McPherson)
Johnson - The Waterloo March (Nigel Ogden)
Sousa - Medley of marches (Reginald Dixon)
Strauss - Radetzky March (Tony Fenelon)
Teike - March "Old Comrades" (Joseph Seal)

October 2004 - Monday, 11th October, 2004 12.30 pm

Note change of day.

Saint-Saens - Bacchanale (Jelani Eddington)
Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No 2 (Lyn Larsen)
Boccherini - Minuet (Nigel Ogden)
Strauss - Overture "Die Fledermaus" (Jelani Eddington)

November 2004 - Monday November 8, 2004, 12.30 pm

Light Cavalry Overture - Von Suppe (Ron Rhode)
Minute Waltz - Chopin (Jelani Eddington)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue - Rodgers (Chris McPhee)
In a Clock Store - Orth (Nigel Ogden)
Thunder and Lightning Polka - Strauss (Simon Gledhill)

December 2004 - Monday December 13, 2004, 12.30 pm

Due to a scheduling error the September programme (March Music) was unable
to be broadcast. The July show was repeated instead on September 7. The
programme intended for September is to be rescheduled for December, and will
be the last in the current series of programmes.

March Music

March "Oxford Street" - Coates (Joseph Seal)
National Emblem March - Bagley (Russell Holmes)
Down the Mall - Belton (Sandy McPherson)
The Waterloo March - Johnson (Nigel Ogden)
Medley of Sousa Marches (Reginald Dixon)
Radetsky March - Strauss (Tony Fenelon)
March "Old Comrades" - Teike (Joseph Seal)

2001 programs

2002 programs

2003 programs


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