Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1712 Chavez at Oaxaca Cathedral, Mexico
1993 Fisk–Rosales at Rice University, Houston, TX
1929 Aeolian console at Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, PA
1998 Glatter–Götz–Rosales at United Church of Christ, Claremont, CA
…the annual Olde Yeare–New Year reflection, with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize–winning performances, memorial tributes and more.
Enjoy a full performance of Olivier Latry's eight inaugural improvisations from the Blessing Service, as called for by Father Michael Perry.
EDWARD ELGAR: Carillon, Op. 75 –Thomas Murray (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/30/13)
JACQUES BERTHIER: Jeu de quatres –Antonio Corveiras (18th c. Anonymous-1988 Grenzing/Santa Maria la Real de la Corte, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain) A&B 4
HIRAM TITUS: The Enchanted Castle –Maria Bucka (1965 Casavant/Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/3/06)
JOHANNES BRAHMS (trans. Sheen): Tragic Overture, Op. 81 –Benjamin Sheen (1929 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/22/13). Benjamin Sheen took 1st Prize in the 2013 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.
MARCEL DUPRÉ: Toccata, fr Deuxieme Symphonie, Op. 26 –Adam Pajan (1998 Glatter-Götz-Rosales/United Church of Christ, Claremont, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/13). Adam Pajan took 1st Prize in the 2013 Ruth and Clarence Mader International Competition.
Filler – ELGAR (see above)
ERNEST MacMILLAN: Cortege Académique –Isabelle Demers (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/11/13)
RACHEL LAURIN: 3 Short Pieces (Divertimento; Prelude; Fuga Seriosa), fr Op. 58 –Rachel Laurin (1988 Casavant/St. Anne Church, Ottawa, Canada) Raven 943
RICHARD PURVIS: A Highland Ayre –James Welch (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/6/13)
ROBERT ELMORE: Toccata, fr Sonata for Organ –Norman Mackenzie (1927 Casavant/2001 Schantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive Ir. 9/15/13)
Filler – PURVIS (see above)