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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN] [decorative stamp]
1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN

[2001 Lively-Fulcher, St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN] [decorative stamp]
2001 Lively-Fulcher at St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN

[1930 Skinner, Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY] [decorative stamp]
1930 Skinner at Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY

The American Muse

…a multi-generational exploration amidst contributions to the organ's repertoire by American composers.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1247 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1247 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 19, 2012

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

SAMUEL BARBER: Toccata Festiva, Op. 36 –Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy, conductor; E. Power Biggs (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA) Sony Classical 94739

JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: Fantasia on Ein' feste Burg –Samuel John Swartz (1927 Skinner/Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angelesd, CA) Motette 10901

JOSEPH CLOKEY: An Old Irish AirJanet Hamilton (1930 Skinner/Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY) Hamilton 2002

DAVID GILLINGHAM: Prophecy of the Earth (1993) –Grand Symphonic Winds/Matthew George, conductor; William Chouinard (1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz/St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive (4. 3/6/2011)

ANTHONY RISPO: DaydreamAnthony Rispo, organ. GERRE HANCOCK: ToccataChristopher Jennings (2009 Schoenstein/St. James Episcopal Church, New York City) Jennings 2012

Hour 2

DALE WOOD: Prelude on Pisgah (When I can read my title clear). GEORGE SHEARING: Preludes on Middlebury (Come away to the skies) and Amazing GraceLynn Trapp (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN) St. Olaf 2006

EMMA LOU DIEMER: All things bright and beautiful. CALVIN HAMPTON: Trumpet Tune (ii.), fr Ceremonial MusicJay Peterson (1952 Aeolian-Skinner/MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL) MacMurray 2002

ROBERT STARER: InvocationMartin Hodel, trumpet; Bradley Lehman (1995 Beckerath/Evangelical Lutheran Church, Emden, Germany) LaripS 1001

HAROLD ARLEN: I've got the world on a string. GEORGE GERSHWIN: Someone to watch over meScott Foppiano (1928 Barton/Iowa Theatre, Cedar Rapids, IA) CRATOS 1001

VICTOR HERBERT: Yesterthoughts (1906), and Inauguration March (1897) –Ron Rhode (Wurlitzer/Sanfilippo Salon de Musique, Barrington, IL) Roxy Productions 115

CHARLES CALLAHAN: Valediction: A Biblical PoemRobert Murray, violin; Ardyth Lohuis (1951 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA) Raven 650

ROBERT HEBBLE: HeraldingsFrederick Swann (1966 Aeolian-Skinner/Central Union Church, Honolulu, HI) Gothic 49100