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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments


1992 Bedient at Saint Rita Catholic Church, Dallas, TX
1992 Bedient organ at Saint Rita RCC, Dallas, TX

Listen as we prove that, indeed, young people ARE interested in the pipe organ.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • August 09, 2004

Links and Resources:

Several of these youthful performers appeared in Rising Star recitals during the 2002 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Music played in the program

LOUIS VIERNE: Allegro maestoso, from Symphony Number 3, Opus 28 –Timothy Olsen (2000 Reuter/First Presbyterian, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 4, 2002

CHARLES CALLAHAN: Postlude on Vom Himmel hoch, premiere OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Alleluias serein, from L’Ascension. JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Etude in Octaves –Thomas Schuster (1950 Möller/First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 3, 2002

DOROTHY PAPADAKOS: The Women at the Tomb, premiere –Charles Burks (1925 Austin/St. Luke and the Epiphany Episcopal, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 2, 2002

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Transports de Joie, from L’Ascension –Lucinda Meredith (1959 Möller/Holy Trinity Episcopal, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 4, 2002

JOEL MARTINSON: Passacaglia for Organ and Harp [1995] CÉSAR FRANCK: Pièce heroïque –Alison Read, harp; Damin Spritzer (1992 Bedient/St. Rita RCC, Dallas, TX) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 21, 2001

GEORGE FRAJOS: I hear a rhapsody. JOE DALE: Tenderly –Brett Valliant (Wurlitzer/Little River Studio, Wichita, KS) BVO CD-515

PIETRO YON: Sonata Number 2, Chromatica –Chandler Goldthwaite (1931 Skinner/Elm Court, Butler, PA) JAV CD-139

MAX REGER: Fantasie in d, Opus 135b –Melanie Jäger-Waldau (1969 Mönch & Pfaff/Überlingen Münster, Germany) Motette CD MOT 10991