Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
…performances by the Choir of St. Thomas Church in New York City, recorded at Saint Matthew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Washington DC during the 1982 National Biennial Convention of the American Guild of Organists.
•May 28, 1984 as Program #35 [Show 8435]
•July 21, 1986 as Show #8629
WILLIAM BYRD: Motet, Laudibus in sanctis Dominum
J.S. BACH: Motet, Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Mass in g
MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Prelude and Fugue on the Name ALAIN, Opus 7
GERALD NEAR: Te Deum Laudamus, premiere
This broadcast, another in a series of new programs that marked the full-time return of PIPEDREAMS to the national airwaves in 1983, features elements from a festival concert by the Choir of St. Thomas Church, recorded July 2, 1982. Gerre Hancock directed the choir as he was at that time music director at St. Thomas Church. The organ accompaniment and solo was played by Judith Hancock.
The Cathedral organ at that time was a 1951 Möller of 4 manuals and 65 stops. It has since been replaced.
On-location recordings were engineered by Curt Wittig.