Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1985 Visser-Rowland organ at First Presbyterian, Morehead City, NC
2004 Bigelow organ at the Lutheran School of Theology Chapel, Chicago, IL
2003 Blackinton organ in Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN
American artists on American-built instrument showcase a kaleidoscope of colors and styles.
CHRISTOPHER TAMBLING: Intrada, Send forth thy spirit. THÉODORE DUBOIS: Verset de Procession. NED ROREM: First Day Thoughts, from A Quaker Reader. GABRIEL VERSCHRAEGEN: Partita on Veni Creator –Steven Cagle (1985 Visser-Rowland/First Presbyterian, Morehead City, NC) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 2, 2002 and October 20, 2002
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in f#. JEHAN ALAIN: Deuxieme Fantasie. PAUL MANZ/J.S. BACH: Chorale-preludes, A mighty fortress –David Schrader (2004 Bigelow/Lutheran School of Theology Chapel, Chicago, IL) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 7, 2004
LEO SOWERBY: Comes Autumn Time. DAVID CONTE: Soliloquy. WILLIAM BOLCOM: Fantasia on O Zion, haste & How firm a foundation from Gospel Preludes, Book IV, Number 3 –David Higgs (2003 Blackinton/Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 23, 2004
Instruments designed by Piet Visser in Houston, TX; Michael Bigelow in American Fork, UT; and Lyle Blackinton in San Diego, CA are featured in this program.