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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1992 Ruffatti organ at Spivey Hall, Clayton Univesity, Morrow, Georgia] [decorative stamp]
1992 Ruffatti organ at Spivey Hall, Clayton Univesity, Morrow, Georgia

[1998 Rule-Pilcher organ at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee] [decorative stamp]
1998 Rule-Pilcher organ at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee

[1983 Fisk organ at Downtown Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York] [decorative stamp]
1983 Fisk organ at Downtown Presbyterian Church, Rochester, New York

[1978-2001 Marrin organ at St. Augustine Church, Saint Cloud, Minnesota] [decorative stamp]
1978-2001 Marrin organ at St. Augustine Church, Saint Cloud, Minnesota

[1990 Casavant organ at Philharmonic Center for the Arts; Naples, Florida] [decorative stamp]
1990 Casavant organ at Philharmonic Center for the Arts; Naples, Florida

Some American Classics

…from three centuries of compositions, an overview of the 'old-world' organ art as practiced in the 'new world'.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1306 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1306 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 11, 2013

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

DUDLEY BUCK: Concert Variations on The Star-spangled Banner, Op.23 –Alan Morrison (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton Univesity, Morrow, GA) ACA Digital 20022

GARDNER READ: Hymn Preludes, fr Op. 90 (Fight on, my soul; Thou man of grief remember me) –Theresa Pepin (1998 Rule-Pilcher/Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church, Knoxville, TN) TPCD 77642

READ: 4 Preludes on Old Southern Hymns, Op. 90/112 (Once more, my soul, the rising day; My soul forsakes her vain delight; David the king was grieved; Hark, the jubilee is sounding) –Barbara Harbach (1983 Fisk/Downtown Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY) Gasparo 258

READ: De Profundis, Op. 71 –Mark Springer, trombone; Charles Echols (1978-2001 Marrin/St. Augustine Church, Saint Cloud, MN) Springer 2008

NORMAN DELLO JOIO: Antiphonal Fantasy on a Theme of Vincenzo AlbriciNaples Philharmonic/Timothy Russell, conductor; Todd Wilson (1990 Casavant/Philharmonic Center for the Arts/Naples, FL) d'Note 51002

Hour 2

PETER MATHEWS: Intermezzo –Robert Murray, violin; Ardyth Lohuis (1951-68 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Stephen Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA) Raven 650

HORATIO PARKER: Sonata in e-flat, Op. 65 –Gail Archer/1st mvt. (2002 Dyer/Knowles Chapel, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL) MeyerMedis 8011; Karl Moyer/2nd mvt. (1859 Hook/Holy Trinity Lutheran, North Easton, MA) Raven 290; James Welch/3rd mvt. (1965 Flentrop/St. Mark Cathedral, Seattle, WA) Wilson Audiophile 8314; Rudolf Innig/4th mvt (2003 Kuhn/Osnabrück Cathedral, Germany) MG&D 317.1741

LYNN TRAPP: CantileneSusan Barrett, English horn; Alison Luedecke (1993 Ott/St. Brigid's RC Church, San Diego, CA) Millennia Consort 43422

CHRISTOPHER WICKS: Variations on a Pentecost Hymn –Christopher Wicks (1979 van Daalen/Schmitt Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY) Wicks 2003

CHARLES IVES: Psalm 90 (Lord, Thou has been our dwelling place) –SWR Vocal Ensemble, Stuttgart/Marcus Creed, director; Kay Johannsen (SW German Radio Studio, Stuttgart) Hänssler Classic 93.224


We honor the recent centenaries of the births of both Gardner Read (b. 1/2/1913) and Norman Dello Joio (b. 1/24/1913), whose contributions to the organ's repertoire, if not voluminous, are memorable.