Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Aeolian-Skinner at the Washington National Cathedral
1969 Aeolian-Skinner at the National Presbyterian Church
1987 Schudi at the Crypt Church, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
1981 Möller at the National City Christian Church
…more unique concert performances, this time from the 2010 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Washington DC.
KENNETH LEIGHTON: Festival Fanfare (1968). OTTORINO RESPIGHI: Passacaglia, fr Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3. MICHAEL BEDFORD: Theme & Variations on Le P’ing –Washington Symphonic Brass; Scott Dettra (Aeolian-Skinner/Washington National Cathedral) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/5/10)
RANDALL THOMPSON; The Last words of David. NEIL STIPP: Anthem, May your life be filled with gladness. G. F. HANDEL: Sing unto God, fr Judas Maccabaeus –Heritage Signature Chorale/Stanley Thurston, director; Eric Plutz (1961 Aeolian-Skinner/Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/5/10)
WILLIAM RUSSELL: Voluntary in C –Diane Meredith Belcher (2000 Letourneau/Church of the Ascension & Saint Agnes) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/6/10)
J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Herzliebster Jesu, BWV 1093. BACH: Contrapunctus No. 11, fr Art of Fugue –James David Christie (1987 Schudi/Crypt Church, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/8/10)
The 2010 recordings were made with the support of the Washington-DC AGO Chapter. Enjoy these added online audio features from that Convention week:
ROBERT SCHUMANN: 6 Fugues on B-A-C-H, Op. 60 No. 1 (Langsam); No. 2 (Lebhaft); No. 3 (Mit sanften Stimmen); No. 4 (Massig, doch nicht zu langsam); No. 5 (Lebhaft); No. 6 (Massig, nach und nach schneller) –Diane Meredith Belcher (2000 Letourneau/Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes; r. 7/6/10)
HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN: Praeambulum in D. ANONYMOUS: Daphne (fr the Camphuysen Manuscript). PETER PHILIPS: Veni Sancte Spiritus (10 verses). BERNARDO STORACE: Ciaconna in C. GIOVANNI de MACQUE: Consonanze stravaganti. GIUSEPPE GHERARDESCHI: Rondo in G. J.S. BACH: Fugue on the Magnificat, BWV 733--James David Christie (1987 Schudi/Crypt Church, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; r. 7/8/10)
BRUCE NESWICK: Improvisation on Divinum Mysterium --Cantata Chamber Singers; Bruce Neswick (1981 Möller/National City Christian Church, r. 7/6/10)
JOHANN STRAUSS, Jr. (trans. Laube): Die Fledermaus Overture. CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Suite for Epiphany, fr L'Orgue Mystique, Op. 55, no. 7–Nathan Laube (National Presbyterian Church; r. 7/8/10)
Revisit some additional Capital Treasures, early PIPEDREAMS archive performances recorded on-location by Michael Barone and Kurt Wittig during the 1982 AGO Convention in Washington, DC including the 1984 PIPEDREAMS debut of then-young ‘rising star’ Jonathan Biggers. We also recorded Jonathan Biggers in a Suite for Organ, Brass and Percussion by Craig Phillips.