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.
…in a concert performance by Minnesota organist Nancy Lancaster, recorded on the Charles B. Fisk organ of House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, MN.
•March 21, 1982 as Program #12a [Show 8212]
•March 19, 1984 as Program #25 [Show 8425]
J.S. BACH: Clavierübung Volume 3, large chorale settings
Prelude in E-flat, S. 552a
Kyrie, Gott, Vater in Ewigkeit, S. 669
Christe, aller Welt Trost, S. 670
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, S. 671
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, S. 675, manualiter
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, S. 676, trio
Fughetta super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, S. 677
Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot, S. 679
Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott, S. 680
Vater unser im Himmelreich, S. 682
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, S. 684
Aus tiefer Not, S. 686
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, S. 688
Fugue in E-flat, S. 552b
Explanatory commentary is provided by Harvard University musicologist Christoph, a noted Bach scholar and author of a comprehensive Bach biography, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician. The historically-focused tonal character of the 97-rank Fisk pipe organ from 1979 is particularly well suited to this repertoire.
Recording engineer and producer: Michael Barone, recorded October 12, 1981