If you are interested in hearing more organ music by Belgian composer and organist Flor Peeters, you might enjoy a program from the program “Pipedreams” available as a streaming online audio. For those unfamiliar with the program, “Pipedreams” is a production of Minnesota Public Radio, available on many public radio stations as a weekly program, but easily accessed online at the main website: Pipedreams. It is hosted by organist and organ music historian, Michael Barone.
In 2003, in honor of the centenary of Flor Peeters’ birth, Pipedreams produced an entire program dedicated to his music. Click the following link to take you to the program: Flor Peeters Recital. By the way, if you find yourself listening to Pipedreams frequently, you may wish to consider making an appropriate donation.
Music played in the program
FLOR PEETERS: Entrata Festiva, Opus 93 –Missouri Brass Quintet; John Obetz (1993 Casavant Frères/Community of Christ Temple, Independence, MO) RBWCD-008
FLOR PEETERS: Suite Modale, Opus 43, Scherzo, Adagio, Toccata –Peter Hurford (1978 Rieger/Ratzeburg Cathedral, Germany) London/Decca 421 296
FLOR PEETERS: O Maria die daar staat –Cristel de Meulder, soprano; Jan van Mol (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Jesuit Church, Heverlee, Belgium) Pavane ADW 7431
FLOR PEETERS: Chorale-prelude, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, from Opus 68 –Jozef Sluys (1986 Loncke/Sint-Salvatorskathedraal, Bruges, Belgium) Prezioso CD-820.204
FLOR PEETERS: Toccata, Fugue & Hymn on Ave maris stella, Opus 28 –Katharine Pardee (1907 Hutchings-Votey; 1999 Rosales/Cathedral of St. James, Seattle, WA) Pro Organo CD 7140
FLOR PEETERS: Introduction & Allegro, 1st movement, from Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 52 –Cologne Youth Symphony, Volker Hempfling, conductor; Paul Wisskirchen (1980 Klais/Altenberger Dom, Germany) Motette CD MOT 40161
FLOR PEETERS: Variations & Finale on an Old Flemish Song, Opus 20 –Graham Barber (1986 Walker/Town Hall, Bolton, England, UK) Priory PRCD221
FLOR PEETERS: Abdijvrede, Paix Monastique Opus 16a –Jan van Moll (1880 Cavaillé-Coll/Jesuit Church, Heverlee, Belgium) Pavane ADW 7431
Flor Peeters [1903-1986] held important positions in Mechelen, Ghent and Antwerp. The Belgian government sponsored his annual international master classes at Mechelen Cathedral from 1968 until his death.