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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

PROG No. 1747
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2005 Glatter-Götz/Rosales, Op. 35/Augustan Lutheran, West Saint Paul, MN.

A Bountiful Harvest

…give thanks for the quantity and and quality of American composers for the pipe organ.

PROG No. 1746
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J.S. Bach

Bach in Concert

…a collection of previously unheard recital performances from the Pipedreams archive.

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Not able to attend our 2017 Tour to France? Follow our 2017 Tour Page to get up to the minute photos and details as we journey through France May 23 – June 4th!

An Australian Adventure!

Follow along on our Pipedreams Autumn 2017 Tour as we travel first to Los Angeles and then on to Australia and venues in and around Melbourne and Sydney. Click here to view our Facebook Group, and here for more information about this special Pipedreams 35th Anniversary Tour. And get the news first about any future trips when you sign up for our newsletter!

Meet Michael!

Michael Barone makes personal appearances here and there, and would love to greet you at one of these upcoming events:

October 3, 2017:
Michael presents an illustrated talk on “Louis Vierne: His Other Music” as part of the 57th Annual Organ Conference at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

October 6-21, 2017:
Michael attends the finals of the Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal. Look for him in the crowd!

You can 'meet Michael' in places that few have a chance to visit, inside the marvelous, magnificent and monumental Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at Macy's Philadelphia Department Store…via a superb behind-the-scenes visit with Wanamaker Organ curator Curt Mangel, via a detailed DVD that reveals much about this incredible music-making masterpiece.

An Amazing Organ Restoration Story:

[Organ Renovation]
On many occasions, PIPEDREAMS broadcasts have featured compact discs from the catalog of JAV Recordings. The inspiration for that catalog, and the devotion of its manager, was initiated years ago by the sound of a modest church organ in Brooklyn, an instrument that had been silent for more than a decade, but now lives again! The organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church is quite extraordinary, and its restoration revealed a surprisingly versatile instrument which, despite its modest specification, has been proven capable of playing a wide variety of music in an authoritative and compelling way. Check out a New York Times article about its restoration, enjoy the Brooklyn Daily newspaper coverage of its rededication, and listen to the organ put to the test by Olivier Latry as Father Michael Perry exhorts it to fulfill its destiny below, and follow the history of the project.



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Downloads are available of the complete Bach organ works played on historic instruments by James Kibbie of the University of Michigan.

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