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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1970 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1476, at the National Presbyterian, Washington DC][decorative stamp]
1970 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1476, at National Presbyterian, Washington DC

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York

[1986 Forster & Nicolaus organ at Alte Nikolaikirche, Frankfurt, Germany][decorative stamp]
1986 Förster & Nicolaus organ at Alte Nikolaikirche, Frankfurt, Germany

In a Revolutionary Spirit

whether in their themes or styles, American organists have always gone their own, independent way.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • June 27, 2005

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

JOHN KUZMA: March, from American Suite –Jay Peterson (1952 Aeolian-Skinner/Merner Chapel, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL) MacMurray CD-2002

JAMES HEWITT: The Battle of TrentonKalevi Kiviniemi (1986 Förster & Nicolaus/St. Nicholas Church, Frankfurt-Bergen-Enkheim, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12331

JAMES HEWITT: The Star-spangled Banner –Susan Navien, soprano; Lois Regestein (1812 Goodrich & Appleton/Phillipston Congregational, MA) Raven OAR-600

JACKSON HILL: Fanfare, Ecce saccerdos magnusKevin Bowyer (1933 Hill, Norman & Beard/Royal Hospital School Chapel, Hollbrook, Suffolk, England, UK) Regis CD-8104

SAMUEL ADLER: Festive ProclamationWilliam Neil (1970 Aeolian-Skinner/National Presbyterian, Washington, DC) MSR Classics MS1112

DALE WOOD: Hymn Preludes: When morning gilds the skies; Amazing grace; Lead, kindly light; Let the earth rejoice!James Welch (1987 Schoenstein/Sts. Peter & Paul RCC, San Francisco, CA) Welch CD-0522

HERBERT BIELAWA: Feedback, After Bach, for Two Organs/Organists –John Karl Hirten (Rodgers electronic organ) –Sandra Soderlund (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/Unitarian Universalist, Berkeley, CA) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 6, 2005

DAVID ASHLEY WHITE: Reflections on a ThemeDavid Lowry (1989 Casavant Frères/First Baptist, Charlotte, NC) Pro Organo CD 7026

LEO SOWERBY: Fast and Sinister, from Symphony in G –Scott Bennett (2003 Reuter/Grace Episcopal, Charleston, SC) Pro Organo CD 7147

MICHAEL JONCAS: On Eagle’s WingsTimothy Moke, trumpet; Georg Masanz (1993 Hauser/Church of Saints Peter & Paul, Kirchdorf, Switzerland) Moke Recordings CD-2002

LEE HOIBY: Hymn to the New Age –Riverside Choir and Ensemble, Helen Cha-Pyo, conductor; Timothy Smith (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) JAV CD-134