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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1862 Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner at Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, MA]
1862 Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Methuen Music Hall in Methuen, MA

Summer Fun

…If you’re out and about across the country, some summer organ concerts could be part of your travel plans.

Program Broadcast dates:

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

HEALEY WILLAN: Prelude & Fugue in c –Anne Wilson (1863 E.F. Walcker; 1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Methuen Music Hall, Methuen, MA) Pipedreams PD CD-1002

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Rhapsody, Opus 43 –Frederick Hohman (1912 Austin/Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME) Pro Organo CD 7018

SCOTT JOPLIN: Euphonic SoundsJonas Nordwall (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) For the Fun of It SOS CD-07

H.J. STEWART: Spanish Military March –Carol Williams (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) Sunday at 2 SOS CD-10

J.J. DAYNES (arranged by Alexander Schreiner): As the dew from heaven distillingRichard Elliott (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT) Pro Organo CD 7036

DAVID SCHACK: Ye watchers and ye holy onesJohn Longhurst. ROBERT CUNDICK: A poor wayfaring man of griefRobert Cundick. RICHARD ELLIOTT: Prelude on Teach me to walk in the lightRichard Elliott. CLAY CHRISTIANSEN: Now let us rejoiceClay Christiansen (2004 Schoenstein/Conference Center, Tabernacle Square, Salt Lake City, UT) MTC 0610

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Nun freut euch, S. 734 –John Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium, Independence, MO) RBWCD-010

GERALD KEMNER: Finale, from Studies on the Hymn Tune ParacleteJohn Obetz (1993 Casavant Frères/Community of Christ Temple, Independence, MO) RBWCD-006

THEODORE SALOME: Cantilene. HENRI MULET: Noël, from Byzantine Sketches. ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Final alla Schumann, em>Noël Languedocien –Gordon Turk (1908 Hope-Jones/Ocean Grove Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ) Dorian DOR 90267

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (arranged by Cellier): Arabesque Number 1 in E –Peter Richard Conte (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Gothic G49247

LOUIS VIERNE: Carillon de Westminster, Number 6, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 54 –Olivier Latry (Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ [2006 Dobson]/Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded 13, 2006

Filler –HENRI MULET: Tu es petra, from Byzantine SketchesRichard Elliott (see above)

 

Additional information concerning summer concert series mentioned in today’s program can be found via the following links:

Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Methuen, Massachusetts

Kotzschmar Organ Concerts in Portland, Maine

Spreckels Organ Concerts in San Diego, California

Mormon Tabernacle Organ Concerts in Salt Lake City, Utah

Dome & Spire Concerts in Independence, Missouri

Ocean Grove Auditorium Concerts in Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Wanamaker Organ Performances in Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia, PA

Verizon Hall Organ Concerts in Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, TN

Minnesota regional concert schedule

American Guild of Organists Regional Convention Concerts in late June and early July

Trinity Church, Wall Street in New York City Summer Concert Series

 

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