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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Photo: courtesy estate of Kevin Oldham & The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS]
Kevin Oldham

[Photo: courtesy estate of Calvin Hampton & The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS]
Calvin Hampton

[Photo: courtesy estate of Chris DeBlasio & The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS]
Chris DeBlasio

[1993 Mander organ at the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, New York, NY]
1993 Mander organ at St. Ignatius Loyola RCC, New York, NY

In Praise of Humanity

A commemorative tribute to three American composers and a meditation for World AIDS Day 2006.

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Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 27, 2006

Links and Resources:

  • HIV Insite - information for both the layperson and expert in four broad areas: medical, prevention, social/policy issues and statistics.
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  • The Body - includes exhaustive information on safer sex, HIV testing, treatment, alternative therapy and recent conferences.
  • San Francisco AIDS Foundation - operator of the California AIDS Hotline, the AIDS Foundation’s website includes more than 2,000 articles and images on the latest HIV/AIDS treatments.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC - government website providing general information about HIV.
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Music played in the program

KEVIN OLDHAM [1960-1993]: Introduction and Toccata, from Organ Symphony Number 1, Opus 10 –Kent Tritle (1993 Mander/St. Ignatius Loyola RCC, New York, NY) VAIA 1110

CALVIN HAMPTON [1938-1984]: In Praise of Humanity –Harry Huff (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Calvary Episcopal, New York, NY) Pro Organo CD 7014

CHRIS DeBLASIO [1959-1993]: God is our righteousness –Nicholas Goluses, guitar; Harry Huff (1993 Mander/St. Ignatius Loyola RCC, New York, NY) Catalyst CD-61979

CALVIN HAMPTON: In Paradisum, from Three Pieces –C. Edward Murray (1928 Skinner/Immanuel Presbyterian, Los Angeles, CA) Helion Records CD-1001

CALVIN HAMPTON: Hymn, There’s a wideness in God’s mercy. CHRIS DeBLASIO: Anthem, Psalm 63, from The Best Beloved –Rev. Stephen Garmy, speaker; Elaine Christy Bejjani, harp; Meridian Strings; Hampton Chamber Choir, Harry Huff (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Calvary Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 8, 1996

KEVIN OLDHAM: Meditation-Scherzo, from Organ Symphony Number 1, Opus 10 –David Hurd (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Calvary Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 8, 1996

CALVIN HAMPTON: Lullaby, from Suite Number 2 –Harry Huff (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Calvary Episcopal, New York, NY) Pro Organo CD 7014

KEVIN OLDHAM: Out of the depths, Psalm 130. CALVIN HAMPTON: Meditation Procession through a Black Hole. CHRIS DeBLASIO: Anthem, My beloved is mine. CALVIN HAMPTON: The Nicene Creed –Meridian Strings; Hampton Chamber Choir, Harry Huff, conductor; Rodney Hytonen, sound technician; Wolfram Koessel, cello; David Hurd (1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Calvary Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 8, 1996

The choral items in this program were recorded during a Service of Remembrance and Hope at Calvary Church on Manhattan’s Park Avenue South, presented during the 1996 Centennial Convention of the American Guild of Organists.