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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2007 Holtkamp in Boe Chapel at Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN]
2007 Holtkamp in Boe Chapel at Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN

A Minnesota Organ Book

…in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Minnesota Statehood, May 11, 1858, we share varied works by Minnesota composers of today.

Audio 0818 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0818 Part 1 30:31
Audio 0818 Part 2 24:03
Audio 0818 Part 3 33:26

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of May 05, 2008

Links and Resources:

Audio Interviews

Minnesota Organ Book composers reveal all…

Music played in the program

Part 1

DAVID EVAN THOMAS: Preludes on Welsh Hymns: Cwm Rhondda; Aberystwyth; LlanfairMarilyn Biery (1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 25, 2003

DAVID EVAN THOMAS: Of things hoped for… –James Biery (1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 20, 2001

Part 2

*CAROL BARNETT: Praise, for organ and steel drum –Jay Johnson, percussion; Jonathan Gregoire, organ.

*CARY JOHN FRANKLIN: Morning Light –Dale Newton, cello; Sarah Koehler, organ

ANNE KILSTOFTE: Tomorrow’s Light –Tiit Kiik (Saint Nicholas Church, Tallinn, Estonia) Kilstofte CD-2005

STEPHEN PAULUS: Romp!Timothy Albrecht (2005 Jaeckel/Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded January 22, 2006

Part 3

*MONTE MASON: The Dances of Our LadyClark Duhrkopf, saxophone; Christopher Stroh, organ

*DAVID EVAN THOMAS: Psalm and DanceMichele Frisch, flute; Lily Ardalan, organ

*JANIKA VANDERVELDE: Hachazarah, The Arousal of the ReturnRoger Frisch, violin; Andrew Hackett, organ

*LINDA TUTAS HAUGEN: Invocation and RemembranceMartin Hodel, trumpet; Kraig Windschitl, organ

Filler –DAVID EVAN THOMAS: Prelude on Cwm Rhondda (see above)

 

The six items marked (*) were recorded on the 2007 Holtkamp organ in Boe Chapel at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN. These selections make up a new AGO 2008 Minnesota Organ Book, compositions for ‘organ-plus’ issued by Augsburg Fortress Publishers, commissioned by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. They will be given public premiere performances during the national AGO convention in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, June 21—19, 2008, but you get to sample them here first!