Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1996 Bond organ at Holy Rosary RCC
Bold and beautiful sounds from recently inaugurated American-built instruments will engage our ears on this week’s show. Robert Bates plays at Holy Rosary Church in Portland, and John Obetz visits with the Benedictines at Conception Abbey in Missouri. You’ll also hear instruments at West Market Street Methodist in Greensboro, North Carolina, Northridge Presbyterian in Dallas, Texas, and the Community Church in Glenview, Illinois.
We’re on the road again with a cross-country sampler of recent American-built instruments, proving that this time-honored art is alive and well as practiced in our United States. Enter into the festivities and concert performances in a series of Debuts and Dedications.
JAMES M. BATES: All things bright and beautiful, premiere MARGARET SANDRESKY: Moravian Chorale-prelude, Jesus makes my heart rejoice. CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Hymn, When in our music God is glorified –Susan Bates (1999 Dobson-Rosales/West Market Street UMC, Greensboro, NC) recorded October 17, 1999
MARCO ENRICO BOSSI: Giga. MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Mogenstern, Opus 40, number 1. MORITZ STANISLAWSKI: Etude in F –Ken Cowan (2001 Nichols & Simpson/Northridge Presbyterian, Dallas, TX) recorded September 14, 2001