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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

A Pittsburgh Pair

two new pipe organs were dedicated—at Shadyside Presbyterian Church and the University of Pittsburgh’s Heinz Memorial Chapel—on the same day!

Program Broadcast dates:

  • October 7, 1996

Music played in the program

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Marche Pontificale, from Symphony Number 1 –John Weaver (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 24, 1995

WILLIAM BOLCOM: What a friend we have in Jesus, from Gospel Preludes Book I –John Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded January 31, 1993

NANNY: Adagio, from Sonata –John Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7071

RONALD ARNATT: Festival Psalm. ALAN RIDOUT: Let us all with gladsome mindShadyside Church Choir, John Walker, conductor & organ (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7072

WILLIAM MATHIAS: Fanfare. NORMAN COCKER: Tuba Tune. ROBERT SUTHERLAND LORD: Reflections on In dulci jubilo. SIR HUBERT PARRY: Fantasia & Fugue in G –Robert Sutherland Lord (1995 Reuter/Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 24, 1995

GEORGE OLDROYD: Verbum supernum prodiens, from Liturgical Improvisations –John W. Becker (1995 Reuter/Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 24, 1995

WILLIAM WALOND: Voluntary in G. JOHN WEAVER: Variations on Three Hymn Tunes, premiere –John Weaver (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 24, 1995

JOHN WEAVER: Psalm 100 –Shadyside Church Choir, John Walker, conductor & organ (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7072

While the primary materials in this broadcast were recorded specifically for radio use, several excellent compact disc albums from Shadyside Presbyterian Church are available on the Pro Organo label. Thanks to Paul Johnston and public radio station WQED-Pittsburgh!