Slovenia and Croatia — Exploring One of Europe’s Great Cultural Crossroads

April 19, 2019, 9:00 pm

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Stolnica sv. Nikolaja in Ljublbana, Slovenia (Photo: Nathan Laube)

At one of the great cultural crossroads of Europe, Nathan explores pipe organs in Slovenia and Croatia. From the bustling cities of Ljubljana and Zagreb, to the pastoral villages of Adergas and Olimje, and the coastal towns of Izola and Piran, Nathan shares the rich organ art of these cities, as well as discovering some family history along the way.


Playlist

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Stolnica Sv. Nikolaj – St. Nicholas Cathedral
Twelve Pieces for Organ, Op. 59, by Max Reger
Toccata

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Uršulinska Cerkev Sv. Trojica
Ursuline Parish Church of the Holy Trinity
Sonata for Organ Nr. 4 in a, Op. 98, by Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger
Tempo moderato
Andante pastorale

PIRAN, SLOVENIA
Cerkev Sv. Jurija - St. George’s Cathedral
Sonata per Organo (Flauto in Ottava), by Jakob Zupan

Aria (Voce Umana), by Anonymous (18th Century)

Sonata (Principale e Flauto in Ottava), by Anonymous (18th Century)

ROCHESTER, New York, USA
Memorial Art Gallery - Fountain Court
Kocherserger Spanieler Ammerbach Code

Intabulatura Nova di Balli, by Anonymous (Venezia, 1551)
Lodesana Gagliarda

Capriccio III sopra il Cucho, by Girolamo Frescobaldi

IZOLA, SLOVENIA
Sv. Maria d’Alieto
Toccata Settima, by Michelangelo Rossi

ROCHESTER, New York, USA
Memorial Art Gallery - Fountain Court
Concerto in D nach A. Marcello, BWV 972 (c. 1713-14), by Johann Sebastian Bach
Allegro
Larghetto
Allegro

OLIMJE, SLOVENIA
Cerkev Marijinega Vnebovzetje
Church of the Assumption of Our Lady
Apparatus Musico-Organisticus, by Georg Muffat
Toccata Decima

ADERGAS, SLOVENIA
Velesovo
Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze, by Franz Joseph Haydn
Sonata VII: In manus tuas, Domine, commendo spritum meum

Sonata in F minor, Op. 65, No. 1, by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Allegro moderato e serioso
Adagio
Andante recitativo
Allegro assai vivace

ZAGREB, CROATIA
Cathedral of the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
Variations Serieuses, Op. 54, by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; transcription by Nathan J. Laube

Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge, BWV 903, by Johann Sebastian Bach; transcription by Max Reger


All the Stops — All the Numbers

ADERGAS, SLOVENIA
Velesovo

2007 Orglarstvo Tomaž Močnik

I. Hauptwerk (C-g3)

16’ Bordun
8’ Principal
8’ Gemshorn
8’ Rohrflött
4’ Octav
4’ Spitzflött
2 2/3’ Quint
2’ Octav
II Sexquint-altra
IV Mixtur
IV Cymbel
16’ Fagott
8’ Trompete

II. Oberwerk (C-g3)

8’ Principal
8’ Viola di Gamba
8’ Lieblich Gedeckt
8’ Quintathen
4’ Octav
4’ Salicional
4’ Kleingedackt
2 2/3’ Naßat
2’ Octav
2’ Waldflött
1 3/5’ Tertia
1 1/2’ Quinta
IV Scharff
8’ Vox humana

Pedal (30 notes)

32’ Untersatz
16’ Violon
16’ Subbass
8’ Octavbass
8’ Gedecktbass
4’ Octav
2’ Nachthorn
IV Mixtur
16’ Posaune
8’ Trompet
4’ Clarin

Technical Information

Mechanical Action

II/I
I/P
II/P

Tremulant HW
Tremulant OW
Tremulant P

Glöcklein (Cymbelstern)

Calcant (Wind)

PIRAN, SLOVENIA
Cerkev Sv. Jurija – St. George’s Cathedral

1746 Petar Nakič (specification given)
1823 Antonio Valentino Bossi
1956 Vinko Rebolj

Manual (CDEFGA-c3)

Principali Bassi (8’)
Principali Soprani (8’)
Voce Umana (8;)
Ottava (4’)
Flauto in VIII Bassi (4’)
Flauto in VIII Soprani (4’)
Flauto in XII (2 2/3’)
Quintadecima (2’)
Cornetta (1 3/5’)
Decimanona (1 1/3’)
Vigesimasecdona (1’)
Vigesimasesta (2/3’)
Vigesimanona (1/2’)
Trigesimaterza (1/3’)
Trigesimasesta (1/4’)
Tromboncini Bassi (8’)
Tromboncini Soprano (8’)

Pedal (CDEFGA-a)

Contrabassi (16’)
Ottava di Contrabassi (8’)
Tromboni (8’)

Technical Information

Pedal permanently coupled to Manual
Short-Octave

Currently tuned in Equal Temperament

Many changes made to the specification in 1956, not noted in this

Original keyboard removed by Bossi in 1823

Short-Octave removed; organ now chromatic to E.