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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Weaver’s Tale

…celebrating the 25th anniversary season of the Ruffatti pipe organ in one of America’s pre-eminent recital venues, Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

JOHN WEAVER: Fantasia for Organ (1977) –John Weaver (1990 Schantz/East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN) Gothic 49060

WEAVER: 2 Anthems (Worship the Lord in the holy splendor; Prayer for Transfiguration Day) –Choir of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church; John Weaver (1961 Casavant-2000 Schantz/Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY) JAV 157

WEAVER: Partita on Kingsfold (I heard the voice of Jesus say) –John Weaver (1912 Austin/Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/2/2005)

WEAVER: Anthem, Offer yourselves –Marianne Weaver, flute; Madison Avenue Presbyterian Choir/John Weaver, conductor. JAV 157

WEAVER: Passacaglia on a Theme by John Dunstable –John Weaver (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/28/84)

WEAVER: Concert Etude for Pedals Alone (1957) –Elizabeth Melcher (1996 Schantz/Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna, VA) CASA 0601

WEAVER: Epiphany Alleluias –Choir of Church of the Ascension & St. Agnes/Haig Mardirosian (2000 Letourneau/Church of the Ascension & St. Agnes, Washington, DC) CASA 0601

Hour 2

WEAVER: Toccata –Patrick A. Scott (1965 Aeolian-Skinner+2013 Parkey/Providence United Methodist Church, Charlotte, NC) Raven 969

WEAVER: Prelude on Ellers (Savior, again to thy dear name we raise) –John Weaver (Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church) Bischoff &Vitacco GOONY

J. S. BACH: Lobe den Herren, BWV 650 –John Weaver (1990 Schantz/East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN) Gothic 49060

W. A. MOZART: Fantasy in f, K. 594. FRANZ LISZT: Fugue on a Theme of Meyerbeer –John Weaver (1951 Aeolian-Skinner/Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, New York, NY) King of Instruments AS320

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI: Ricercare (1984) –John Weaver (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams 1001

WEAVER: Prelude on Sine Nomine (For all the saints) –John Weaver (1995 Reuter/University Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/6/2000)

John Weaver served simultaneously on the faculties of the Juilliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. We celebrate and revisit him on the occasion of an important anniversary (born April 27, 1937).

This program is an expanded ‘encore’ release of material first aired as #0717 in April 2007.

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