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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1980 Sipe organ at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN][decorative stamp]
1980 Sipe organ at Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, Minnesota

[1996 Wolff organ at the Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas][decorative stamp]
1996 Wolff organ at the Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

[Wurlitzer organ at Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, Arizona][decorative stamp]
Wurlitzer organ at Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, Arizona

[1997 C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 110, at Minata Mirai Concert Hall, Yokohama, Japan][decorative stamp]
1997 C.B. Fisk organ, Opus 110, at Minata Mirai Concert Hall, Yokohama, Japan

[1979 Sandtner organ at the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Rottenburg-am-Neckar, Germany][decorative stamp]
1979 Sandtner organ at the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Rottenburg-am-Neckar, Germany

Independence Thinkers

…an all-American program that explores the sonic and virtuosic freedoms and possibilities of pipe organs and those who play them.

Audio 1026 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 1026 Hour 1 59:00 min

Audio 1026 Hour 2 59:00 min

Program Broadcast dates:

•June 30, 2008 as Show #0826

•June 28, 2010 as Show #1026

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

DUDLEY BUCK: Concert Variations on The Star-spangled Banner, Opus 23 –Samuel John Swartz (1928 Skinner/Immanuel Presbyterian, Los Angeles, CA) Motette CD MOT 10901

PAUL MANZ: Hail the day so rich in cheer. STANLEY REIFF: Festival Prelude –James Hicks (1960; 1996 Austin/The Presbyterian Church, Morristown, NJ) Pro Organo CD 7187

WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Fanfare/Echo and Scherzo, Chimera, from Organ Book III, Volume 1 –Douglas Reed (1997 C.B. Fisk/Minato Mirai Hall, Yokohama, Japan) Equilibrium CD-35

STEPHEN PAULUS: Impassioned, from Three TemperamentsJames Higdon (1996 Wolff/Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS) DCD Records CD-2001

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Chorale-prelude, Abide with meMarilyn Mason (1955 Aeolian-Skinner/Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI) Ethereal CD-135

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Gospel Preludes, Book III: Jesus calls us; Blessed assurance; Nearer my God to theeDavid Higgs (1980 Sipe/Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 22, 2007

DANIEL PINKHAM: Sports, Reflection & March, from Morning Music –Huntington Brass Quintet; Abbey Hallberg Siegfried (1969 Noack/Trinity Lutheran, Worcester, MA) Arsis CD-143

Hour 2

MEL BROOKS: The Producers Suite –David Peckham (1928 Wurlitzer/Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY) Veteran Hill Productions 2003

TRADITIONAL: Americana Medley –Charlie Balogh (Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) ERB Enterprises 115

DALE WOOD: Shall we gather at the river?James Welch (1987 Schoenstein/Sts. Peter & Paul RCC, San Francisco, CA) WelchOrganist 522

COLE PORTER: Easy to love, from Born to Dance; Love for sale, from The New YorkersGeorge Wright (Hollywood Philharmonic Organ/George Wright Residence, Hollywood, CA) Banda CD-2532

JOHN CAGE: SouvenirChristoph Maria Moosmann (1979 Sandtner/Dom Sankt Martin, Rottenburg-am-Neckar, Germany) New Albion CD-74

JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: The Liberty BellJames Welch (1986 Schoenstein/St. Elizabeth RCC, San Francisco, CA) Arkay AR6169