Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1986 Kney organ at Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota
2003 Blackinton organ at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota
1983; 2004 Ruffatti organ at Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho
…players and listeners alike experience a special exhilaration in concert settings.
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN: Yeoman of the Guard Overture. FRITZ KREISLER (arranged by Conte): Variations on a Theme of Corelli. FIRMIN SWINNEN: Aria. ROBERT ELMORE: Fantasy on Nursery Tunes –Peter Richard Conte (1930 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens, Dupont Estate, Kennett Square, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded January 16, 2010
Filler –SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN (see above)
CRAIG PHILLIPS: 3 Hymns: Great is the Lord; The Risen Sun; Transfiguration –Amarillo Master Chorale, Steve Weber, conductor; Noel-Paul Laur, organ. CRAIG PHILLIPS: Prelude & Exultation for Organ, Brass and Percussion –WTAMU Faculty Brass Quintet, John Benton, percussion; Joseph Galema (1942 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Andrew Episcopal, Amarillo, TX) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 23, 2010
RACHEL LAURIN: Prelude & Fugue in f, Opus 45. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Lamento, Opus 24. MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude & Fugue in A-flat, Opus 36, number 2 –Rachel Laurin (1987 Kney/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 9, 2009
Filler –CRAIG PHILLIPS Prelude & Exultation (see above)
The Longwood Gardens organ is up-and-running again after a decade-long restoration. Future inaugural series concerts include appearances by Hector Olivera, March 4, 2011 and Cameron Carpenter, May 13, 2011, plus many others, with regular summer concerts, too.