Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Anton Heiller Memorial Organ in the Seventh-day Adventists Church on the campus of Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN.
1655-60 Schnyder organ at the Cloister Church of Muri Abbey, Switzerland
…instrument, artist, and audience participate in music improvised, played and sung.
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in C, BuxWV 137; recorded during a Pipedreams Live Event
SIETZE de VRIES: Improvisations on Psalm 98, New Songs of Celebration Render; recorded during a Pipedreams Live Event
SIETZE de VRIES: Versets on Psalm 42, Comfort, comfort ye my people; recorded during a Pipedreams Live Event
J.S. BACH: 6 Chorale-preludes: Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, S. 601; Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, S. 626; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, S. 635; Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, S. 614; In dulci jubilo, S. 608, from Orgelbüchlein –August Humer (1986 Brombaugh/Collegedale Church of Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN) Extempore 47881
SIETZE de VRIES: Improvisations on the tune Alleluia! Sing to Jesus [Hyfrodol] recorded during a Pipedreams Live Event
Michael was host for this special Pipedreams Live! event recorded October, 23 2007 featuring the Anton Heiller Memorial Organ at the Collegedale Church of Southern Adventist University in Tennessee. Dutch Guest recitalist Sietze de Vries explored the varied sonic possibilities of John Brombaugh’s magnum opus tracker-action instrument from 1986 with 70 stops, 108 ranks, and 4861 individual pipes. Gennevieve Brown-Kibble conducted the campus choir and congregation in lusty song, to which Mr. de Vries provided imaginative improvised accompaniments and interpolations.
The next Pipedreams Live! event brings Michael to Rochester, New York, for a weekend of performances by faculty and students of the Eastman School of Music, February 13-14-15, 2009.