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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1892 Jardine/1985 Bond at All Saints Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon]
1892 Jardine; 1985 Bond at All Saints Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon

The American Muse

…from festival hymns to far-out fantasies, a further foray into our native-born repertoire for the ‘King of Instruments’.

0744 Complete Show

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of October 29, 2007

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

JOHN BEHNKE: 4 Hymn-Preludes: Wake, awake for night is flying; Savior of the nations, come; Prepare the royal highway; Go tell it on the mountainJohn Behnke (1989 Steiner-Reck/Concordia University Chapel, Mequon, WI) JB CD-92804

ROBERT HEBBLE: Londonderry AirTed Alan Worth (1969 Ruffatti/Our Lady of Grace RCC, Johnston, RI) Ruffatti CD-2003

LEIGH BAXTER: Chaconne –Ted Davis Pipedreams Archive recorded April 2000

ROBERT BATES: Charon’s OarRobert Bates (2003 Pasi/Cathedral of St. Cecilia, Omaha, NE) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 9, 2005

BERNARD WAYNE SANDERS: Rhapsodie –Mary Joy Rieder (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 15, 2002

ROBERT HOBBY: Joyful, joyful, we adore thee. WILBUR HELD: Step TuneJames Welch (1996 Eule/St. Nikolai Church, Berlin-Spandau, Germany) Querstand CD-9823

LOUIE WHITE: 2 Reflections on Southern Hymns: What wondrous love; When I can read my title clearJohn Rose (1971 Austin/Trinity College Chapel, Hartford, CT) Towerhill TH-71986

JOHN VERGIN: 4 Spiritual Songs for Soprano, Flute and Organ: Heaven-Haven; The Rose; Death be not proud; The windhover –Barbara Custer, soprano; Marc Grafe, flute; John Vergin (1892 Jardine; 1985 Bond/All Saints Episcopal, Portland, OR) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 8, 1993

ROBIN DINDA: Nocturne for Organ and Brass –Boston Brass; J. Melvin Butler (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Loft LRCD-1022

PAMELA DECKER: Fantasy on Ein feste BurgPamela Decker (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Loft LRCD-1053