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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1962 Beckerath organ at Saint Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
1962 Beckerath organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

[1892 Welte Orchestrion organ at the Frick Collection, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
1892 Welte Orchestrion at the Frick Collection, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

[1995 Reuter organ at Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
1995 Reuter organ at Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

[1931 Skinner organ at Elm Court, Butler, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
1931 Skinner organ at Elm Court, Butler, Pennsylvania

The Pride of Pittsburgh

…a collection of musical instruments that add immeasurably to this western Pennsylvania city’s enviable ‘livability’ rating.

Audio 1023 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 1023 Hour 1 59:00 min

Audio 1023 Hour 2 59:00 min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 07, 2010

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Now thank we all our God, Opus 65, number 59 –Richard Szeremany (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/East Liberty Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive

JOHN BARRETT: Voluntary in C. JOHN STANLEY: Adagio. SIMON STUBLEY: AllegroGerald Webster, trumpet; Paul Klemme (1995 Reuter/Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7057

MICHAEL McCABE: All things bright and beautifulShadyside Church Choir, John Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7072

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Adagio Cantabile, from Symphony Number 3, Opus 78 –William Evans (1991 Austin/Westminster Presbyterian, Upper St. Clair, PA) Audible Images 1001

JOHN KARL HIRTEN: Allein Gott in der Höh. NOEL RAWSTHORNE: Hornpipe HumoresqueAlison Luedecke (1962 Beckerath/Cathedral of St. Paul, Pittsburgh, PA) Raven OAR-610

GASTON DETHIER: Caprice, The BrookEdwin Arthur Kraft (1931 Skinner/Elm Court, Butler, PA) JAV CD-123

JEAN LANGLAIS: Noel Variations on Ihr Hirten erwachtAnn Labounsky (1963 Casavant Frères/Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA) MHS CD-522018

Filler –JOHANN PACHELBEL: Variations, Ach, was soll ich Sünder machenAlison Luedecke; Raven OAR-610 (see above)

Hour 2

NICOLAUS BRUHNS: Praeludium in G –Alan Lewis, organst. EDWARD BAIRSTOW: Anthem, Sing ye to the LordCalvary Episcopal Choir, Alan Lewis, conductor; Thomas P. Smith (1963 Casavant Frères/Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7159

HAROLD ARLEN: As long as I liveRuby Braff, cornet; Dick Hyman (1926 Wurlitzer/Keystone Oaks High School, Dormont, PA) Arbors Jazz 19269

MAURICE DEPRET: Sourire d’Avril (1892 Welte Orchestrion/Frick Collection, Pittsburgh, PA) Frick CD-2001

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Resonet in laudibus, from Cathedral Windows, Opus 106 –John Walker (1995 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA) Pro Organo CD 7189

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in D, BuxWV 139. SAMUEL SCHEIDT: Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz. JOHANN PACHELBEL: Praeludium in d –Harald Vogel (1962 Beckerath/Cathedral of St. Paul, Pittsburgh, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 22, 2009

Filler –MATTHIAS WECKMANN: Praeludium in d –Harald Vogel, St. Paul’s Cathedral (see above)

 

The Organ Historical Society will hold its 2010 Convention in Pittsburgh, June 21-26. Check their website, as some events may be open to the public: www.organsociety.org/2010

 

American recitalist Paul Jacobs has recorded an entire CD on the Beckerath organ at St. Paul’s Cathedral, JAV CD-145