Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
…in which we blend a huge romantic pipe organ into a full symphonic wind and percussion ensemble, with clearly audible results!
ALFRED REED: Alleluia, Laudamus Te!
RICHARD PROULX: Seven Variations on Joys Seven
PERCY GRAINGER: The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart
MAX REGER: Toccata in d and Fugue in D, Op. 59, nos. 5 & 6
RON NELSON: Pebble Beach Sojourn
Filler - REED (see above)
HEALEY WILLAN: Chorale-prelude, Lord of all hopefulness
LOU HARRISON: Concerto for Organ and Percussion Orchestra
HERBERT NANNEY: Andante, fr Organ Sonata
DAVID MASLANKA: Finale, fr Symphony No. 4
Filler - NELSON (see above)
The University of Minnesota Wind and Percussion Ensembles (led by Craig Kirchhoff and Fernando Meza, respectively) performed in concert at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN (r. 10/24/08). Playing the versatile 1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz pipe organ were resident musician Bill Chouinard and guests Dean Billmeyer (Reger), John Walker (Harrison and Nanney) and John Salveson (Maslanka). Additional works by Proulx and Willan (r. 1/26/06) feature resident musician Chouinard.
The repertoire by Alfred Reed, PERCY GRAINGER and Nelson is available in performances by the Dallas Wind Symphony on Reference Recordings RR-58. Also, several recordings of the (1927 Casavant Frères; 2001 Schantz/St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, MN) are available, featuring performances by Bill Chouinard onPro Organo CD 7184, Thomas Heywood on Pro Organo CD 7183, and Martin Jean on Gothic G49257.
This is an ENCORE broadcast of Program #0916 which originally aired in April 2009.