Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1967 Schlicker organ at Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle, Washington
The Helen and Harry Ehrich Organ [1961 Aeolian-Skinner] at Pasadena Presbyterian, California
1949 Wicks organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The idea of the pipe organ may be old, but those who are excited about playing it certainly are not!
OLIVIER MESSIAEN: God among us, from La Nativité –Christopher Stroh. HENRI MULET: Meditation Religieuse –James Gerber. JOHANNES BRAHMS: Prelude & Fugue in g –Anne Phillips (1949 Wicks/Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 10, 2004.
These three performers studied with Dr. Kim Kasling at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN.
LOUIS VIERNE: Intermezzo, from Organ Symphony Number 3, Opus 28 –Aleksandr Kirillov. WILLIAM BOLCOM: Just as I am, Gospel Preludes Book 1, #3 –Christopher Jacobson. MARGARET SANDRESKY: Toccata, Veni Creator Spiritus –Weil Sawyer, Jr. (1961 Aeolian-Skinner/Pasadena Presbyterian, Pasadena, CA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 4, 2004.
These ‘Rising Stars’ performed during the American Guild of Organists National Convention in 2004.
LOUIS VIERNE: Allegro maestoso, from Organ Symphony Number 3 in f#, Opus 28. J.S. BACH: Trio Sonata Number 1 in E-flat, S. 525, Allegro. NAJI HAKIM: Memor –Ahreum Han (1967 Schlicker/Plymouth Congregational, Seattle, WA) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 6, 2005.
Ms. Han, a student of Alan Morrison at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, won the Music Teachers National Association Organ Competition this year.