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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1971 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1516, at Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago, Illinois][decorative stamp]
1971 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1516, at Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago, Illinois

[Fred and Ella Reddel Memorial Organ [1959 Schlicker; 1995 Dobson] at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Indiana][decorative stamp]
Fred and Ella Reddel Memorial Organ [1959 Schlicker; 1995 Dobson] at the Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Indiana

Chicago Conventional

…performances from an American Guild of Organists gathering presented in and around the Windy City.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1113 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1113 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of March 28, 2011

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

DENIS BÉDARD: Suite for Organ; Prelude, Lamento, Toccata –Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin (1950 Wicks; 2003 Howell/St. Ita Church, Chicago, IL) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 5, 2006

WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI: Variations on a Theme of Paganini –Jeannine Morrison, piano; Alan Morrison (1992 Schantz/College Church, Wheaton, IL) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 6, 2006

TRADITIONAL: Hymn, I to the hills will lift my eyes [Dundee]. LEO SOWERBY: Anthem, Psalm 121, I will lift up mine eyesCameron Carpenter, mezzo-soprano; Morning Choir of Fourth Church, John Scherer, conductor; Thomas Gouwens (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago, IL) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 4, 2006

NAJI HAKIM: Capriccio for Organ and Violin [2005, premiere] –Yuan-Quing Yu, violin; Stefan Engels (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago, IL) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 4, 2006

THIERRY ESCAICH: Improvisation on Yankee DoodleThierry Escaich (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul UCC, Chicago, IL) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 6, 2006

Filler –WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (see above)

Hour 2

DAVID EVANS (arranged): Hymn, Nyland.

MICHAEL BERKELEY: Wild Bells [1986].

RICHARD PROULX: Anthem, Works of the Great Spirit [premiere] –Judith Lewis, oboe.

AUGUSTA READ THOMAS: Angel Tears and Angel Prayers [2006, for organ and trumpet]–Kevin Hartmas, trumpet.

RICHARD WEBSTER: Anthem, He is the way [2006, premiere].

AD WAMMES: Miroir [1989].

PATRICK GOWERS: Toccata [1970].

RICHARD WEBSTER (arranged): Hymn, Diademata –Valparaiso University Bach Choir & Festival Brass Choir, Christopher Cock, conductor; Martin Jean & James O’Donnell (1959 Schlicker; 1996 Dobson/Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 3, 2006.

Filler –DENIS BÉDARD Toccata (see above)

 

All performances were recorded during the AGO National Convnetion 2006 with the cooperation of the American Guild of Organists National Office and its Chicago, North Shore, and Fox Valley Chapters.