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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Westminster Abbey Acclamations

In bold and beautiful music, we hear this London church’s famous instrument “at home” and enjoy the renowned Abbey Choir “on tour” in Minnesota.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • October 14, 1996

Music played in the program

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Final, Opus 27, number 7 –Jane Watts (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD237

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Antiphon. WILLIAM WALTON: The Twelve –Westminster Abbey Choir, Martin Neary, conductor; Martin Baker (1963 Casavant Frères/Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 27, 1992

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Passacaglia & Fugue on B-A-C-H, Opus 150 –Jane Watts (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) Priory PRCD237

HERBERT HOWELLS: Magnificat, from Westminster Service –Westminster Abbey Choir, Martin Neary, conductor; Martin Baker (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) Sony Classical SK 66614

MARTIN BAKER: Improvisation on a Public [Radio] Theme –Martin Baker (1963 Casavant Frères/Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 27, 1992

SIR HUBERT PARRY: Anthem, Hear my words, ye people. ESKIL HEMBERG: Thou who art over us, premiere –Westminster Abbey Choir, Martin Neary, conductor; Martin Baker (1963 Casavant Frères/Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 27, 1992

The Westminster Abbey Choir visits both coasts and the midwest of the United States between October 18 and November 3, 1996. For specific concert appearance information, call Karen McFarlane Artists, Inc. Their 1992 Minnesota appearance, presented in part above, was sponsored by Philip Brunelle’s Plymouth Music Series, for whom they perform again on October 25.