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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1996 Pasi organ at Private residence of Lola Wolf & Rubin Maidan, Kirkland, Washington][decorative stamp]
1996 Pasi organ at Private residence of Lola Wolf & Rubin Maidan, Kirkland, Washington

[1993 C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 101, at Caruth Auditorium, SMU, Dallas, Texas][decorative stamp]
1993 C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 101, at Caruth Auditorium, SMU, Dallas, Texas

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York

[1959 Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, Missouri][decorative stamp]
1959 Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, Missouri

[2001 Lively-Fulcher organ at St. Olaf RCC, Minneapolis, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
2001 Lively-Fulcher organ at St. Olaf RCC, Minneapolis, Minnesota

[1980 Sipe organ at Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
1980 Sipe organ at Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Those Gospel Preludes

…composer William Bolcom provides glimpses into the creation of these beguiling re-imaginings of familiar American tunes.

Flash Player Audio Icon 0715 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of April 9, 2007

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

 

WILLIAM BOLCOM: What a friend we have in Jesus!, Book I, #1 –Robert Anderson (1980 Sipe/Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 13, 1980

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Rock of Ages/La cathedrale engloutie, Book I, #2 –William Kuhlman (1978 Sipe/Center for Faith and Life, Luther College, Decorah, IA) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 16, 1980

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Just as I am, without one plea, Book I, #3 –Keith Weber (1993 C.B. Fisk/Caruth Auditorium, SMU, Dallas, TX) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 18, 1994

GARDNER READ: 2 American Hymn Preludes: Do not I love thee, O my lord; Hark, the jubilee is soundingBarbara Harbach (1983 C.B. Fisk/Downtown United Presbyterian, Rochester, NY) Gasparo CD-258

VIRGIL THOMSON: Shall we gather at the riverJohn Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO) RBWCD-010

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Shall we gather at the river, Book II, #3 –Douglas Cleveland (1994 Berghaus/Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, WI) Pipedreams Archive

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Jesus loves me, Book II, #2 –Stephen Self (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf RCC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 10, 2003

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Amazing Grace, Book II, #1 –Stephen Self (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf RCC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 10, 2003

WILLIAM BOLCOM: 2 Preludes on Jewish Melodies: Number 1, Hinei mah tov; Number 3, Hal’luhu –Thom Miles (1866 Koehnken/Plum Street Temple, Cincinnati, OH) Arsis CD-157

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Book IV, #1 –Marilyn Mason (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1001

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Sweet hour of prayer, Book IV, #2 –Delbert Disselhorst (1996 Pasi/Wolf Residence, Kirkland, WA) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 4, 1994

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Free Fantasia on O Zion, haste and How firm a foundation, Book IV, #3 –David Higgs (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Gothic G49117

Filler –WILLIAM BOLCOM: Fantasia, Book IV, #3 –Marilyn Mason (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1001

David Higgs will present a concert, April 22, 2007, devoted entirely to William Bolcom’s Gospel Preludes as part of a two-week festival, Illuminating Bolcom, April 21-May 5, 2007, in the Minnesota twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

 

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