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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[John Weaver publicity photo from 1960]
John Weaver publicity photo from 1960

[John Weaver publicity photo from 1959 for a recital at McCurdy’s church]
John Weaver publicity photo from 1959 for a recital at Alexander McCurdy’s church.

[First photo for Colbert-LaBerge management at 5-manual Aeolian-Skinner, Curtis Institute 1959]
First photo for the Colbert-LaBerge management at 5-manual Aeolian-Skinner, Curtis Institute 1959

[John at Madison Ave. Presbyterian, 1970]
John at Madison Ave. Presbyterian, 1970

[John at Madison Ave. Presbyterian, 1975]
John at Madison Ave. Presbyterian, 1975

[John at the new Robert Turner console Curtis Institute of Music, 2000 - photo by Joseph Routon]
John at the new Robert Turner console Curtis Institute of Music, 2000 - photo by Joseph Routon

The Weaver’s Tale

…celebrate one of America’s foremost veteran teachers, church musicians and recitalists with his own words and compositions.

Flash Player Audio Icon 0717 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of April 23, 2007

Links and Resources:

Listen to audio excerpts of an interview Michael conducted with John Weaver.

Music played in the program

JOHN WEAVER: Fantasia for Organ [1977] –John Weaver (1990 Schantz/East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN) Gothic G49060

JOHN WEAVER: Anthem, Worship the Lord in holy splendor; Prayer for Transfiguration DayChoir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, John Weaver (1961 Casavant Frères; 2000 Schantz/Madison Avenue Presbyterian, New York, NY) JAV CD-157

JOHN WEAVER: Partita on KingsfoldJohn Weaver (1912 Austin/Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME) Pipedreams Archive recorded August 2, 2005

JOHN WEAVER: Anthems, Offer YourselvesMarianne Weaver, flute; Choir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY, John Weaver, conductor; JAV CD-157

JOHN WEAVER: Passacaglia on a Theme by John Dunstable –John Weaver (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 28, 1984

JOHN WEAVER: Concert Etude for Pedals Alone [1957] –Elizabeth Melcher AGONVA CD-2002

JOHN WEAVER: Epiphany Alleluias –Choir of the Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes Haig Mardirosian (2000 Letourneau/Church of the Ascension & St. Agnes, Washington, DC) CASA CD-0601

JOHN WEAVER: Prelude on Ellers, Savior, again to thy dear name we raiseJohn Weaver (1961 Casavant Frères; 2000 Schantz/Madison Avenue Presbyterian, New York, NY) B&V CD-GOONY

J.S. BACH: Lobe den Herren, S. 650 –John Weaver (1990 Schantz/East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN) Gothic G49060

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI: Ricercare [1984] –John Weaver (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams PD 1001

JOHN WEAVER: Prelude on Sine Nomine, For all the saintsJohn Weaver (1995 Reuter/University Presbyterian, Seattle, WA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 6, 2000

John Weaver served simultaneously on the faculties of the Juilliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. We visit with him on the occasion of an important anniversary, born April 27, 1937.