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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2002 Mander organ at Peachtree United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA]
2002 Mander organ at Peachtree United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA

On Peachtree Road

A large new instrument by Mander Organs of England brings resplendent opportunity to a prospering United Methodist congregation in Atlanta, Georgia.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of October 10, 2005

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Music played in the program

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Magnificat, from Evening Service in C

HERBERT HOWELLS: Master Tallis’s Testament, from Six Pieces

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Final, from Symphony Number 8, Opus 42, number 4

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Petite rhapsodie improvisée

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Gospel Prelude, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Book 4, number 1

LEO NESTOR: Come, thou fount of every blessing, from An American Triptych

FELA SOWANDE: Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho

STEPHEN PAULUS: Concerto for Organ, Orchestra and Chorus, premiere

Solo organ selections were played by guest recitalists Olivier Latry; recorded January 12, 2003 and Huw Williams playing Howells and Widor, recorded May 6 2003, and resident musician Michael Shake playing Bolcom, Sowande and the choral accompaniments, recorded October 12, 2003. Peachtree Road UMC Music Director Scott H. Atchison was soloist in the Paulus Concerto. Members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra were conducted by Robert Spano; recorded November 10, 2002