Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1992 C.B. Fisk Organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center
It’s all about praise, joy and thanksgiving. Our next Pipedreams program provides music to gladden the heart and lift the spirits. We’ll have a celebratory Prelude by Franz Schmidt, a composer hailed in his native Austria, and almost totally unknown elsewhere. Max Reger contributes a tumultuous chorale-fantasy, Vincent Youmans provides some popular songs, Pierre Cochereau takes us to an Easter morning service at Notre Dame Cathedral, and the choir of Ascension Episcopal Church in Stillwater, Minnesota offers up a cheerful shout. Stimulate the senses and sooth the soul, with Serene Alleluias, this week on Pipedreams.
VINCENT YOUMANS: Sing Hallelujah! –Leonard Leigh (1928 Wurlitzer/KSTP Studios, Saint Paul, MN) RCA LSP-1665. WHITING/KAHN/EGAN: Ain’t we got fun? –George Wright (Studio Organ, Pasadena, CA) Banda CD-82820
RICHARD WAYNE DIRKSEN: Alleluia, a new work is come –Ascension Youth Choir, Nancy Whipkey, conductor; James Biery (1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Sonus Luxque CD-108
OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Alleluias sereins d’une ame qui désire le Ciel [Serene Alleluias of a Soul Desiring Heaven], from L’Ascension –Olivier Messiaen (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/La Trinité, Paris, France) EMI Classics CDC 67400