Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Like a new car in the driveway, the installation of a new pipe organ is always a time of pride and celebration, and this week Pipedreams visits three churches in host Michael Barone’s neck of the woods where the folks are very, very happy. Lynn Dobson’s instrument at Saint Paul’s Episcopal, Minneapolis, offers plenty of color and power in a deceptively modest package. The new Casavant at Saint Louis Roman Catholic Church in Saint Paul boasts a splendidly-carved and decorated case which matches its vibrant voice, and Charles Hendrickson’s design for Wayzata Community Church builds on the ideal of an American Classic. Christopher Herrick, Daniel Roth, and Diana Lee Lucker play inaugural concerts on these three fine instruments.
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CALVIN HAMPTON: Fanfare. DANIEL PINKHAM: Partita, Be Thou my vision. PAUL MANZ: Aria. CRAIG CARNAHAN: Transformations on Not alone for mighty empire [Geneva] –Diana Lee Lucker (1998 Hendrickson/Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 31, 1998
BELA BARTOK: 6 Rumanian Dances. LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN: Adagio in F. LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Sortie in B-flat. WILLIAM LLOYD WEBBER: Prelude. SIR HUBERT PARRY: Bridal March & Finale, from The Birds –Christopher Herrick (1998 Dobson/St. Paul Episcopal, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 20, 1998
CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Choral-Improvisation, Victimae paschali.DANIEL ROTH: Improvisation, Veni Creator Spiritus –Daniel Roth (1998 Casavant Frères/St. Louis King of France RCC, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 27, 1998