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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1990 Visser-Rowland organ at Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota] [decorative stamp]
1990 Visser-Rowland organ at Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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

[1964 Moller; 2001 Goulding & Wood organ at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC] [decorative stamp]
1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood organ at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC

[1982 Oberlinger organ at Marktkirche [Market Church], Wiesbaden, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1982 Oberlinger organ at Marktkirche [Market Church], Wiesbaden, Germany

Spiritual Values

Embellished by the pipe organ’s many colors, these compositions were inspired by African and Afro-American themes.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 20, 2006

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Music played in the program

THOMAS KERR: Anguished American Easter, 1968Herndon Spillman (1990 Visser-Rowland/Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN) Titanic CD-205

SETH BINGHAM: Sailing over JordanJames Welch (1986 Schoenstein/St. Elizabeth RCC, San Francisco, CA) Arkay AR6169

WILLIAM B. COOPER: Dies iraeMickey Thomas Terry (1985 Schantz/Lumen Christi Catholic Community [St. Leo the Great], Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded January 20, 2003

WILLIAM GRANT STILL: Memphis ManJames Hicks (1960; 1996 Austin/The Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ) Pro Organo CD 7187

SCOTT JOPLIN: Maple Leaf Rag –Keith Thompson (1970 Aeolian-Skinner/National Presbyterian, Washington, DC) Echoes of Heaven 4721

HORACE ALDEN MILLER: Steal away –Samuel John Swartz (1928 Skinner/Immanuel Presbyterian, Los Angeles, CA) Motette CD MOT 10901

RUTH NORMAN: ReflectionsMickey Thomas Terry (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 8, 2001

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Gospel Prelude, Book 4, number 1 Sometimes I feel like a motherless child. DEREK BERMEL: 2 Songs from NandomPamela Ruiter-Feenstra (1995 Schantz/Westwood UMC, Los Angeles, CA) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 8, 1997

CALVIN TAYLOR: Spirituals: Number 2, This little light of mine; Number 5, Soon I will be done. FELA SOWANDE: Prayer, Oba a ba keEdward M. Maki-Schramm (1956 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 9, 2003

LAWRENCE SCHREIBER: Fantasy on African-American Themes –Hans Uwe Hielscher (1982 Oberlinger/Market Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) Edition Lade CD-016