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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

PROG No. 1941
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1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX


…the American Classic Organ as interpreted by Roy Perry, featured in selections from the 2018 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival.

PROG No. 1940
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1755 Silbermann-Hildebrandt/Hofkirche, Dresden

In Germany

…delight in the sounds of some of the instruments that will be visited during the PIPEDREAMS tour in Germany this week.

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Lucinda Dudley (1935-2019)

We remember the incomparable Lucinda Dudley, who died in July at the age of 84.

Fall Tour to Bach Country


We're back in Bach Country for a second tour from October 1 to 14! Learn more about the tour and the organs we'll see here.



Meet Michael!

Michael Barone

Meet Michael at numerous events here and there around the country this summer! Check the list here.

The Baronian Backstory

Michael Barone and PIPEDREAMS are the feature of a newly-released monograph from the American Guild of Organists. Read some of the back-story to the program and its host.


Michael Barone

Listen to an interview with MPR's Tom Crann at the Minnesota State Fair, as Michael reflects on his first 50 years of working at Minnesota Public Radio.

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Bach n’ All...

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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Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan and Steve Kirchner, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Support also comes from the member organizations of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM or by calling 800-473-5270.


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