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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1998 Austin organ at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
1998 Austin organ at Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

American Holiday

Through folk tunes and patriotic airs, the pipe organ celebrates our national spirit with it’s own kind of fireworks.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • June 28, 2004

Music played in the program

LEO SOWERBY: Pageant –Ken Cowan (1998 Austin/St. Mary College Chapel, Moraga, CA) Austin Organs CD-101

HORATIO PARKER: Scherzo, Opus 32, number 3 –Martin Weyer (1868 E. & G.G. Hook/St. Joseph University Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven OAR-410

ISAAC FLAGLER: Variations on an American Air, Swanee RiverThomas Trotter (2001 Klais/Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England, UK) Symphony Hall CD-2

FREDERICK HOHMAN: A Patriot’s Processional –Frederick Hohman (2002 Reuter/Trinity UMC, Wilmette, IL) Pro Organo Archive

TOM HAZLETON: Patriotic Medley –Tom Hazleton (1927 Wurlitzer/Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL) ATOS Alabama 2001

CHARLES W. ORE: Five, of Eight –Kermit Peters, ob; Grant Peters, trumpet; Charles W. Ore (1985 Casavant Frères/Strauss Performing Arts Center; University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE) Organ Works CD-04

WILBUR HELD: Variations on Amazing Grace –Robert Murray, violin; Ardyth Lohuis (1951; 1968 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Stephen Episcopal, Richmond, VA) Raven OAR-650

ARTHUR RHEA: Toccata on an American Folk Tune [Light] –James Hicks (1960; 1996 Austin/The Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ) Pro Organo CD 7187