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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

 

Pipedreams originated as a discrete series of fourteen broadcasts, offered from January to April 1982, with content primarily derived from concerts recorded during the 1980 AGO convention. These programs were produced at Minnesota Public Radio and distributed by American Public Radio, now PRI and were made possible in cooperation with National Public Radio. Funding came from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the Dayton Hudson Foundation, the Episcopal Choirmasters Handbook created by John C. Grant, and Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley. The Dudleys have thankfully continued as program underwriters through the entire history of Pipedreams.

Robert Glasgow at the Saint Paul Cathedral

from the 1980 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists held in the Minnesota Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Program Broadcast date:

•January 10, 1982 as Program #2a [Show 8202]

•February 6, 1984 as Program #19 [Show 8419]

Listen to the program

The audio from this show is divided into two parts that correspond to the music list below.

Audio Part 1 includes Franck, Ward

Audio Part 2 includes Widor, Vierne

Music played in the program

Part 1

CÉSAR FRANCK: Fantasy in C, first version from 1856. ROBERT WARD: Celebrations of God in Nature, premiere –Robert Glasgow (1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 17, 1980

Part 2

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Symphony Number 10, Opus 73, Symphonie Romane. LOUIS VIERNE: Sicilienne, Opus 53, number 2; Carillon de Westminster, Opus 54, number 6, from Pieces de FantasieRobert Glasgow (1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 17, 1980

 

Professor Glasgow comments about the selections he plays.
Recording engineers: Lynne Cruise, Linda Murray and Janet Carter.