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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

This Archive Program was Broadcast the week of:
June 4, 1984 as Program #36 [Show 8436]

AGO 1982 IX

…performances by finalists in a National Open Competition in Organ Playing, recorded during the 1982 Biennial Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Washington, DC.

Audio 8436 Part 1 54:15
Audio 8436 Part 2 33:36

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Music played in the program

Part 1

J.S. BACH: Toccata, Adagio & fugue in C, BWV 564. PAUL HINDEMITH: Organ Sonata Number 2, 2nd movement –Edwin P. Day, organ

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Combat de la Mort et de la Vie, from Les Corps GlorieuxMarilyn Biery, organ

Part 2

JEAN GUILLOU: Saga Number 6. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Fileuse, from Suite Bretonne, Opus 21 –Jonathan M. Parker, organ

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Etude in Octaves, from 6 Etudes –Peter Fennema, organ

LOUIS VIERNE: Finale, from Organ Symphony Number 6, Opus 59 –David Yearsley, organ


This broadcast, another in a series of programs that marked the full-time return of PIPEDREAMS to the national airwaves in 1983, features the 1970 Aeolian-Skinner organ at National Presbyterian Church.

On-location recordings were engineered by Michael Barone.


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