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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1987 Kney organ at the University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN][decorative stamp]
1987 Kney organ at the University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN

[1987 Kney organ at the University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN][decorative stamp]
Gabriel Kney

[2000 GoArt/Örgryte New Church, Göteburg, Sweden][decorative stamp]

Kney Sayers

…positive returns from the numerous soloists who have presented concerts on the instrument Gabriel Kney built for the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1344 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1344 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of November 4, 2013

Additional Audio

Audio Michael chats with Gabriel Kney.

Audio Enjoy the inaugural recital on this instrument, performed by Hans Fagius in 1987, as featured on Pipedreams Program 8902

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

J. S. BACH: Piece d’Orgue (Fantasy) in G, BWV 572Hans Fagius (r. 11/6/07)

G. F. HANDEL: Concerto in F, Op. 4, no. 5John Scott (r. 4/14/08)

ALEXANDRE BOËLY: Andante in b; Toccata in b, Op. 43, no. 13 –Michel Bouvard (r. 3/17/13)

JEAN-LOUIS FLORENTZ: La Croix du Sud (USA premiere) –Olivier Latry (r. 4/15/02)

MARCEL DUPRÉ: The World Awaiting the Savior, fr Symphonie-Passion, Op. 23Thierry Escaich (r. 4/17/07)

Hour 2

HERBERT HOWELLSMagnificat, fr St. Paul’s ServiceChoir of Claire College, Cambridge/Tim Brown, director; Ashok Gupta, organist (r. 9/25/10)

JAMES CALLAHAN:  2 Pieces on Gregorian Themes (Veni, veni Emmanuel; Veni Creator Spiritus) –James Callahan (r. 9/19/05)

JESPER MADSEN:  Praetorius Variations –István Rupert (r. 10/25/04)

SIGFRID KARG-ELERTValse Mignonne, Op. 142, no. 2 –Ahreum Han (r. 3/3/13)

PETR EBENA Festive Voluntary (Variations on Good King Wenceslas)Hyeon Jeong (r. 6/16/03)

RACHEL LAURINEpilogue, Op. 50Rachel Laurin (r. 11/9/09)


All performances feature the three-manual, 56-rank tracker-action organ built in 1986 by Gabriel Kney for the University’s acoustically supportive St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel.  

In connection with the recent broadcast of "The Winds of Aeolus", most Aeolus-Music compact discs will be on sale for a limited time (until December 10) through their USA distributor. Also, all single JAV Recordings will be on sale during that same time period. To access individual Aeolus items, click the CD number in the playlist above.