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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2003 Letourneau organ at St. Andrew UMC, Plano, Texas] [decorative stamp]
2003 Létourneau organ at St. Andrew UMC, Plano, Texas

[2000 Dobson organ at St. Joseph Abbey, Saint Benedict, Louisiana] [decorative stamp]
2000 Dobson organ at St. Joseph Abbey, Saint Benedict, Louisiana

[2000 Jaeckel organ, Opus 40, at St. Mary Episcopal, Park Ridge, Illinois] [decorative stamp]
2000 Jaeckel organ, Opus 40, at St. Mary Episcopal, Park Ridge, Illinois

Inaugural Pleasures

We rejoice in new sounds for the new year by sampling recent installations in live concert recordings. Joyce Jones plays the four-manual Letourneau organ at Saint Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas; David Schrader exploits the twenty-three voices in the Jaeckel organ at Saint Mary’s Episcopal in Park Ridge, Illinois; and Marcus Saint Julian sets the wild echoes flying with the 35-stop Dobson organ at Saint Joseph Abbey in Saint Benedict, Louisiana. They only happen once, so click and listen to these Inaugural Pleasures.

Flash Player Audio Icon 0401 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • January 05, 2004

Music played in the program

CÉSAR FRANCK: Prelude, Fugue and Variation. PHILIP JAMES: Méditation a Ste. Clothilde. CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Toccata in F, from Symphony Number 5 –Marcus Saint Julien (2000 Dobson/St. Joseph Abbey, Saint Benedict, LA) recorded October 8, 2001

WILLIAM THOMAS BEST: Postlude. SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Vesper Voluntaries, selected. RAFFAELE MANARI: Concert Etude on Salve ReginaDavid Schrader (2000 Jaeckel/St. Mary Episcopal, Park Ridge, IL) recorded November 19, 2000

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Rejoice, beloved Christians, S. 734. JOHN NESS BECK: Psalm Anthem, God is our refuge and strength –Chancel Choir, Bradley Reznicek, organ. SETH BINGHAM: Twilight at Fiesole. MARCEL DUPRÉ;: Variations on a Noël –Joyce Jones (2003 Létourneau/St. Andrew UMC, Plano, TX) recorded September 7, 2003