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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Prairie Fire

Hot sounds from Kansas university campuses in Wichita and Pittsburg.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • January 19, 1998

Featured Organs:

The 49-stop Fisk organ at McCray Hall of Pittsburg State University and the 65-stop Marcussen at Wiedemann Hall in Wichita are two exceptional examples of the contemporary organbuilder’s art.

Music played in the program

JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary in D. JOHN LEAVITT: 2 Hymn-preludes: O morning star; My song is love unknown; Venite –Cindy Thompson, english horn; John Leavitt (1986 Marcussen/Wiedemann Hall, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS) JLR Recordings CD-030597

LOUIS VIERNE: 2 Pieces: Berceuse; Scherzetto Opus 31 –Susan Marchant (1996 C.B. Fisk/McCray Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University, KS) recorded October 29, 1995

LOUIS VIERNE: Carillon de Westminster, Opus 54 –Louis Robilliard (1996 C.B. Fisk/McCray Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University, KS) recorded March 12, 1996

SAMUEL SCHEIDT: Ach, du feiner Reiter Variations –Susan Marchant (1996 C.B. Fisk/McCray Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University, KS)

JOHN LEAVITT: Scenes of Childhood [Autumn Fires; Rain; The Cow; The Moon; Pirate Story] –Matthew, Christopher & Katy Leavitt, narrators; John Leavitt (1986 Marcussen/Wiedemann Hall, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS) JLR Recordings CD-030597

NED ROREM: 2 Pieces, Number 4, There is a spirit & Number 5 The world of silence, from A Quaker ReaderCatharine Crozier (1986 Marcussen/Wiedemann Hall, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS) Delos DE 3076

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Adagio in B-flat, Opus 56. WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: 3 Pieces: Underground Stream; Curio II; Nocturne, from Organbook III –Douglas Reed (1996 C.B. Fisk/McCray Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University, KS) recorded March 12, 1996

FRANZ LISZT: Saint Francois de Paule walks upon the waterLouis Robilliard (1996 C.B. Fisk/McCray Recital Hall, Pittsburg State University, KS) recorded March 12, 1996

Filler –JOHN LEAVITT Venite (see above)