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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1921 Skinner at Saint Luke’s Episcopal, Evanston, IL]
1921 E.M. Skinner organ at Saint Luke’s Episcopal, Evanston, IL

[1983 Casavant at Saint Clement’s Church, Chicago, IL]
1983 Casavant organ at Saint Clement’s Church, Chicago, IL

[1989 Flentrop at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL]
1989 Flentrop organ at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL

[1882 Steere & Turner at Pullman United Methodicst Church, Pullman, IL]
1882 Steere & Turner organ at Pullman UMC, Chicago, IL

[1902 Lyon & Healy organ at Basilica of our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, Illinois]
1902 Lyon & Healy organ at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, IL

[1875 Hook & Hastings, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL]
(1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL)

[1998 Casavant, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL]
1998 Casavant Frères, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL

[1954 Aeolian-Skinner at Saint John’s Evanglical Lutheran, Forest Park, IL]
1954 Aeolian-Skinner at St. John Evangelical Lutheran, Forest Park, IL

[1891 Roosevelt at Saint James Catholic Church, Chicago, IL]
1891 Roosevelt organ at Saint James RCC, Chicago, IL

Windy City Pipes

Sounds of some noteworthy and historic instruments in and around Chicago, as prelude to upcoming national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society.

Audio Complete Show

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 05, 2006

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

RICHARD WAGNER: Grand March, from TannhäuserKen Cowan (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL) JAV CD-141

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata Number 5 in D, Opus 65 –Stephen Tharp (1983 Casavant Frères/St. Clement RCC, Chicago, IL) Naxos 8.553583

LOUIS VIERNE: Stele pour un enfant défunt, from Triptique, Opus 58. COR KEE: Psalm 17 –Jan Jongepier (1989 Flentrop/Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL) Lindenberg LBCD-11

WOLFGANG SEIFEN: Chorale-improvisation, Wie schön leuchtet der MorgensternWolfgang Seifen (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago, IL) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 20, 2000

ROY STOUGHTON: The Courts of Jamshyd, GABRIEL DUPONT: MeditationMary Gifford (1882 Steere & Turner/Pullman UMC, Chicago, IL) Giffitz CD-001

CARLETON INNISS: Jubilation, from A Spiritual ServiceMary Gifford (1902 Lyon & Healy/Basilica of our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, IL) Giffitz CD-002

HORATIO PARKER: Eclogue, Opus 36, number 4 –William Aylesworth (1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL) Arsis CD-122

MICHAEL COLGRASS: Finale, from Snow Walker, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra –David Schrader (1998 Casavant Frères/Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL); Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Cedille CD-9063

BEN KANTER: Chicago RhythmJim Kozak (Van der Molen Studio/Wheaton, IL) Ridgeway Productions CD-2006

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Scherzo, Opus 2. LOUIS VIERNE: Toccata, Opus 53, number 6 –Erik William Suter (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/St. John Evangelical Lutheran, Forest Park, IL) JAV CD-105

FREDERIC ARCHER: Motivo, from Archer’s Organ Book [1882] –Michael Surratt, organ. ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Finale, from Organ Sonata Number 2 in D, Opus 65 –Wolfgang Rübsam (1891 Roosevelt/St. James RCC, Chicago, IL) COHS CD-001


The OHS convention takes place June 25-30, 2006 in and around Saratoga Springs, New York, while the AGO convention will be in the Chicago area July 2-6, 2006. In each case, you are invited to attend!