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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

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

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…performances of American music recorded in New York City during a national convention of the American Guild of Organists.

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Music played in the program

 

JOHN WEAVER: Prelude and Hymn, O that I had a thousand tonguesMadison Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir, John Weaver (1961 Casavant Frères; 2000 Schantz/Madison Avenue Presbyterian, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 8, 1996

JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: Concert Variations on the Austrian Hymn, Opus 3 –Jane Parker-Smith (1958 Möller/St. George Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 8, 1996

DAVID CONTE: Pastorale & Toccata [1991] –Marvin Mills (1977 Klais/St. Peter Lutheran, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 11, 1996

SETH BINGHAM: Bells of Riverside. CLARENCE DICKINSON: The Joy of the RedeemedFrederick Swann (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 10, 1996

MEREDITH MONK: Quarry Weave and TowerMonk Ensemble; Cynthia Powell (1980 Holtkamp/Union Theological Seminary Chapel, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 9, 1996

DAN LOCKLAIR: Er long we shall see, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra –Slovak Radio Symphony, Kirk Trevor, conductor; Gregory d’Agostino (1979 Rieger-Kloss/Radio Hall, Bratislava, Slovakia) Albany TROY517

McNEIL ROBINSON: Kyrie & Sanctus, from Missa Brevis –Choir of Church of the Holy Family, Christopher Babcock (1996 Turner/Holy Family RCC, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 9, 1996

LEO SOWERBY: 2 versions of I will lift up mine eyesGwendolyn Jones, mezzo-soprano; Lorenz Maycher (1903 Hutchings-Votey/First Church of Christ, Scientist, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 8, 1996

JOHN KARL HIRTEN: Hymn, As newborn stars were stirred to song –Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Schola, John-Michael Caprio, conductor; Stephen Tharp (1930 Kilgen/St. Patrick Cathedral, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 7, 1996

This music was all performed at or written for the AGO’s Centennial Celebration in 1996, and belatedly is making its PIPEDREAMS debut. Check online for information about the AGO and the schedule of its eight upcoming regional conventions in June and July 2007.

 

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