Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
2003 Berghaus organ at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA
…excerpts from a weekend of special Pipedreams Live! events with Michael Barone in his ‘home town’ territory, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region of northeastern Pennsylvania.
In appreciation of the several musicians who influenced him during his early years in Kingston, Pennsylvania, Michael Barone dedicates this program to the spirits of Stella Pickett, Marion Wallace, and Howard Hallock, and to the continuing presence of Dorothy Turner and Robert Wech…with thanks!
ANTONÎN DVOŘÁK (transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare): Carneval Overture, Opus 92. CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Scherzo, from Organ Symphony Number 4, Opus 13, number 4. GEORGE GERSHWIN (transcribed by Frederick Hohman): 3 Preludes –Frederick Hohman (1910 Austin/University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center, Scranton, PA)
JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: In manus tuas Opus 8, number 10; Te Deum, Opus 11 –Susan Jane Matthews. PERCY WHITLOCK: Salix and Toccata, from Plymouth Suite –Kevin O’Malia. LEO SOWERBY: Arioso. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Carillon, Opus 27, number 4 –Mark Laubach (2003 Berghaus/St. Stephen Episcopal, Wilkes-Barre, PA)
Filler –BOCCHERINI: (see above)
Concert recordings were made at the University of Scranton’s Houlihan-McLean Center housing a 1910 Austin organ, Scranton’s Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Peter housing a 1979 Brunzema-Casavant tracker organ, and Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre housing a 2003 Berghaus organ on February 25-26, 2006. Mr. Laubach has subsequently released a commercial compact disc featuring the Berghaus organ; Pro Organo CD 7210.
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