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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1992 Fisk organ, Opus 100 at the Meyerson Symphony Center
1992 C.B. Fisk Organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center

Serene Alleluias!

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.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • June 25, 2001

Music played in the program

ALFRED REED: Allelujah! Laudamus Te –Dallas Wind Symphony, Frederick Fennell, conductor; Paul Riedo (1992 C.B. Fisk/Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX) Reference CD-58

G.F. HANDEL: Organ Concerto Number 9 in B-flat, Opus 7, number 2, Hallelujah!Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; Ton Koopman (Ahrend chamber organ) Erato ECD-88136

FRANZ SCHMIDT: Prelude & Fugue in D, HallelujaMichael Gailit (1976 Rieger/Augustinerkirche, Vienna, Austria) Edition Lade CD-010

VINCENT YOUMANS: HallelujaH Medley –Stan Kann (1929 Wurlitzer/Fox Theatre, Saint Louis, MO) SKCD-1001

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

MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Halleluja! Gott zu loben, Opus 52, number 3 –Mary Preston (1992 C.B. Fisk/Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX) Gothic G49094

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

SIMON PRESTON: AlleluyasMarcia van Oyen (1999 Buzard/Glenview Community Church, Glenview, IL) Raven OAR-570

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

COLIN MAWBY & PIERRE COCHEREAU: Alleluia for Easter Laudes –Choir of Notre Dame, Jehan Revert; Pierre Cochereau (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France) FY CD-001