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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings organ, Opus 794, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois] [decorative stamp]
1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings organ, Opus 794, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, Illinois

[1921 Skinner organ at St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, Illinois] [decorative stamp]
1921 Skinner organ at St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, Illinois

[1891 Roosevelt organ at St. James RCC, Chicago, Illinois] [decorative stamp]
1891 Roosevelt organ at St. James RCC, Chicago, Illinois

[1902 Lyon & Healy organ at Basilica of our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, Illinois] [decorative stamp]
1902 Lyon & Healy organ at Basilica of our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, Illinois

Historic Chicago

…intriguing pipe organs revive the aura of past centuries while making beautiful sounds in the Windy City for the Organ Historical Society.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1222 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1222 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of May 28, 2012

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: March, from Symphony Number 3, Opus 14, number 3 –William Aylesworth (1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL)

DUDLEY BUCK: Scherzo, from Grand Sonata, Opus 22 –David Schrader (1883 Johnson & Son/St. Paul RCC, Valparaiso, IN)

CONRAD KOCHNER (arranged by William H. Monk): Dix with the Barbauld hymn, Praise to God, immortal praiseTimothy Smith (1909 Van Dinter/Holy Trinity RCC, Chicago, IL)

HORATIO W. PARKER: Pastoral Interlude, Opus 32, number 4 –Susan Werner Friesen (1904 Wisconsin/Saint Mary RCC, Buffalo Grove, IL)

SETH BINGHAM: Toccata on Leoni, Opus 36, number 3. LEONI (adapted): Leoni with the Olivers hymn, The God of Abraham praise!Will Headlee (1930 Wurlitzer/Temple Sholom, Chicago, IL)

GUSTAV MERKEL: Fantasy in e, Opus 133, number 4 –James Hammann (1920 Kimball/St. Mary of the Angels RCC, Chicago, IL)

ERIC DeLAMARTER: Flourish, from Suite –John Sherer (1930 Möller/Epworth UMC, Chicago, IL)

FELIX BOROWSKI: Sonata No. 1 [1904] (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL)

Filler – DUDLEY BUCK (see above)

Hour 2

JOHN STAFFORD SMITH: The Star-spangled Banner –William Aylesworth (1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL)

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Variations, Onder een linde groen –Jason Alden (1879 Steinmeyer/Holy Family RCC, Chicago, IL)

WILLIAM WALOND: Voluntary in d –Ruth Tweeten (1905 Lyon & Healy/St. Andrew Episcopal, Evanston, IL)

GEORGE THALBEN-BALL: Elegy –David Dahl (1891 Roosevelt/St. James RCC, Chicago, IL)

CARL GOTTHELF GLÄSER: Azmon with the Wesley hymn, O, for a thousand tongues to sing –Elizabeth Naegele (1906 Austin/St. Paul Community Church, Chicago, IL)

CLARENCE EDDY: Fugue in a –Stephen Schnurr (1891 Roosevelt/First Congregational, Michigan City, IN)

FRANK FERKO: Fugue on Saint Anne –Derek Nickels (1928 Skinner/University Church, Chicago, IL)

WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Sweet Sixteenths. ROBERTA BITGOOD: On an Ancient AlleluiaSally Cherrington Beggs (1892 Hutchings/St. Joseph RCC, Chicago, IL)

GEORG SCHUMANN: Wie schön leuchtet der MorgensternKristin Farmer (1898 Lyon & Healy/Lake View Presbyterian, Chicago, IL)

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, from Symphony Number 3, Opus 14, number 2 –Dana Robinson (1902 Lyon & Healy/Basilica of our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, IL)

 

These performances were ecorded in 2002 during an Organ Historical Society national convention. A more complete documentation of these and other instruments is available as OHS CD-02

An almost entirely different roster of organs will be presented this summer when the OHS returns to Chicago for its 2012 convention, July 8-13, 2012! Feel free to call too: 804-353-9226 for more information about the convention.

An exhaustive survey of this and other instruments can be found in a two-volume study, Pipe Organs of Chicago, edited by Stephen J. Schnurr, Jr. and Dennis E. Northway.