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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 510, at National Cathedral, Washington DC][decorative stamp]
1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 510, at National Cathedral, Washington DC

[1931 E.M. Skinner organ at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, Ohio][decorative stamp]
1931 E.M. Skinner organ at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, Ohio

[2003 Blackinton organ at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
2003 Blackinton organ at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota

[1963 Casavant Freres organ at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota][decorative stamp]
1963 Casavant Frères organ at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

In Concert

…from ‘lively’ contexts in Saint Paul, Minneapolis, and Amarillo, recitalists Hector Olivera, Stephen Tharp, Craig Phillips and others perform.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1134 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1134 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

Links and Resources:

Interview Audio:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552 –Hector Olivera (2003 Blackinton/Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 17, 2009

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Prelude & Fugue in C, Opus 13[1964]; Andante [1953]; Te Deum, Opus 11 [1958] –Stephen Tharp (1963 Casavant Frères/Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 29, 2010

CRAIG PHILLIPS: Scenes from a Gallery, premiere –Annie Chalex, violin; Brad Garner, flute; Craig Phillips (1942 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Andrew Episcopal, Amarillo, TX) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 23, 2010

Filler –JEANNE DEMESSIEUX Prelude (see above)

Hour 2

TRADITIONAL (arranged by Lemare): Londonderry Air MARCEL DUPRÉ: Cortege & Litany, Opus 19, number 2. –Todd Wilson (1931 E.M. Skinner/Cathedral of our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Toledo, OH) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 7, 2009

G.F. HANDEL: Organ Concerto in F, Opus 4, number 5. JONATHAN HARVEY: Toccata for Organ and Tape[1980]. MAX REGER: Toccata & Fugue in d/D, Opus 59, numbers 5 & 6 –John Scott, recorded June 25, 2006 (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) JAV CD-167

J.S. BACH: Nun danken alle Gott, BWV 657 –chorale sung by members of the Organ Historical Society, Joan Lippincott (1957 Beckerath/Trinity Evangelica Lutheran, Cleveland, OH) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 6, 2009

ALFRED FEDAK: Invocation & Dance –Franciscan Chamber Orchestra, Lanfranco Marcielletti, conductor; Huw Lewis (1976 Schlicker; 1992 Carey/St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Albany, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 12, 2000

Filler –J.S. BACH Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552 (see above)

 

On November 18, 2011, Stephen Tharp (see Demessieux above) plays a concert at Grace Church Brooklyn Heights in New York to benefit the completion of an organ restoration project…with all the repertoire ‘commissioned’ in advance by donors.

 

I. First Chakra Light, based on a painting by Barbara W. Lines
171 West St, St. Helens, OR 97051

 

II. Calculated Risk, based on a sculpture by Michael Westmoreland

www.ScarabArt.netinfo@scarabart.net

 

III. Never Alone, based on a painting by Dianna Price

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IV. Muse, based on a painting by Deborah Houston

www.Deborahhouston.com

 

V. Mathematical Equation for Grace, based on a painting by Jena Taylor

www.jenataylor.com

 

VI. Breaking Loose, based on a painting by Karen Wolfram

www.artamarillo.com

 

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