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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The American Muse

Pieces for concert or entertainment which display the organ’s multiple personalities.

Audio Complete Show

Audio 9926 Part 1 49:11 Min

Audio 9926 Part 2 38:50 Min

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Music played in the program

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes ForeverDouglas Major (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Gothic G18828

WILLIAM SELBY: Voluntary in A. DANIEL PINKHAM: 4 Versets –Barry Turley (1964 C.B. Fisk/King’s Chapel, Boston, MA) Gothic G49040

MYRON ROBERTS: Three for Organ and Marimba: Diffraction, Digression and Dialogue –Albert Rometo, marimba; George Ritchie (1972 Reuter/Kimball Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE) Titanic CD-175

COLE PORTER: Don’t fence me in. LEW BROWN: Last night on the back porchGeorge Wright (Hollywood Philharmonic Organ/George Wright Residence, Hollywood, CA) Banda CD-2532 & Banda CD-3322

JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: The Star-spangled Banner Concert Variations –John Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO) RBWCD-001

LEO SOWERBY: Carillon –David Britton (1987 Rosales/Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR) Delos DE 3077

FRANKLIN ASHDOWN: Requiem for the Challenger [1986] –Stephen Burns, trumpet; Leonard Raver (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul Chapel, Columbia University, New York, NY) Classic Masters CD-1008

FANNIE DILLON: Woodland Flute CallJames Dale (1981 Möller/United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD) Pines CD-102


This program was originally issued as #9144 in November 1991.


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