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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1995 Taylor & Boody organ at Saint Thomas Church, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1995 Taylor & Boody organ at Saint Thomas Church, New York, New York

[1935 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Saint Paul's Chapel, Columbia University, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1938 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Saint Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, New York, New York

[1992 Mander organ at Saint Ignatius Loyola, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1992 Mander organ at Saint Ignatius Loyola, New York, New York

[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

[1949 Wicks organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
1949 Wicks organ at the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, Minnesota

[1927 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 1571, at Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, Illinois][decorative stamp]
1927 Wurlitzer organ, Opus 1571, at Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, Illinois

[1755 Silbermann organ at Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1755 Silbermann organ at Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany

An Organist’s Yearbook

…our annual reflection on the past twelve months and projections for the future, including some of the original PIPEDREAMS elements from our first broadcasts 25 years ago.

Audio 0753 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0753 Part 1 30:25
Audio 0753 Part 2 27:09
Audio 0753 Part 3 30:24

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of December 31, 2007

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in C, S. 545 –James Kibbie (1755 Silbermann/Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany) Kibbie Bach Volume 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Chorale-prelude, Komm, heiliger Geist, BuxWV 199 –John Scott (1996 Taylor & Boody/St. Thomas Episcopal, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 26, 2007

RAYMOND DAVELUY: Fantasie, from Organ Sonata Number 3 –Alison Luedecke (1959 Beckerath/Mountainside United Church, Montréal, Québec, Canada) Raven OAR-610

JOHN COOK: Fanfare –Bradley Hunter Welch (1996 Casavant Frères/Broadway Baptist, Fort Worth, TX) Loft LRCD-1084

Part 2

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Chorale-prelude, Nun danket alle Gott, Opus 65, number 59 –Diane Bish (4 organs, by Rieger, Marcussen, Spáth and Fischer & Kraemer/Münster Unserer Lieben Frau, Germany) Artisan CD-1999

JEAN LANGLAIS: Final, from Pièce pour Flute et Orgue, Opus 168 –Eva Østergaard Anderson, flute; Marie-Louise Langlais (1890 Cavaillé-Coll/Jesuit Church, Copenhagen, Denmark) Editions Delatour CD-19

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Sweet hour of prayer, from Gospel Preludes, Book IV –Marilyn Mason (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1001

EMMA LOU DIEMER: Variations on Abide with meEmma Lou Diemer (2003 Reuter/St. Michael Lutheran Church, Bloomington, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 5, 2006

Part 3

BENJAMIN BRITTEN: Jubilate in C –Choir of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, Barry Rose, conductor; John Scott (1949 Wicks/Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 17, 1980 and broadcast in the first Pipedreams program from January, 1982

LEROY ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride [1948] –Jelani Eddington (1927 Wurlitzer/Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL) RJE Productions 1908A

VINCENT PERSICHETTI: Song of David [1980] –Leonard Raver (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul Chapel, Columbia University, New York, NY) Classic Masters CD-1008

PETR EBEN: Preludium super ‘Asperges me’, from Three Jubilations –Saint Ignatius Brass, Kent Tritle, conductor; Nancianne Parrella (1993 Mander/St. Ignatius Loyola RCC, New York, NY) AMDG004

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Praeludium Circulare, from Organ Symphony Number 2, Opus 13 –Dr. Paul M. Weber (1979; 1992 Wahl/First English Lutheran, Appleton, WI) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 4, 1997

Filler –JOHN COOK: Fanfare (see above)