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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Minnesota Muse

…a sampler of some instruments heard next month during the Organ Historical Society’s national convention.

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Audio 1729 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

CESAR FRANCK: Choral No. 3 in a –Thomas Murray (1877 Johnson/St. Mary’s Church, Boston, MA) Nonesuch 71310. This instrument has since been relocated to the Good Counsel Convent Chapel in Mankato, MN.

 MARCEL DUPRÉ: Fileuse, fr Suite Bretonne, Op. 21. CHARLES MARIE WIDOR: Allegro (iii.), fr Symphonie Gothique, Op. 70 –Jesse Eschbach (1898 Felgemaker/Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth). SHC 101

FRANZ SCHMIDT: 2 Chorale-preludes (O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort; Nun danket alle Gott) –John Schwandt (1966 Schlicker/Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/2/16)

GEORG BÖHM: Partita, Ach wie nichtig, ach wie flüchtig –Kim Kasling (1961 Holtkamp/St. John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/21/2007)

STEPHEN PAULUS: A Refined Reflection, fr Baronian Suite. GUY BOVET: Salamanca –Joseph Ripka (2013 Marrin/St. Boniface Church, Cold Spring, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/14)

Hour 2

ANDRÉ FLEURY: Vif, fr Organ Symphony No. 2 –Robert Horton (1898 Felgemaker/Sacred Heart Music Center, Duluth) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/11/2006)

WILLIAM WALTON (trans. McKie): Orb & Sceptre March –Simon Johnson (2013 Quimby/Cathedral of St. Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/28/15)

AARON DAVID MILLER: A Flower Opens –Aaron David Miller (1979 Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian, Saint Paul) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/18/12)

MARK SEDIO: Now to the Holy Spirit. ROBERT FARLEE: I, the Lord of sea and sky. JAN BENDER: O God, our help in ages past, Op. 81 –David Fienen (1978 Hendrickson/1st Lutheran Church, Saint Peter) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/12/16)

FRANZ LISZT: Paysage, fr Transcendental Etudes –Randall Harlow (1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran, Mahtomedi) Pro Organo 7278

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Oblivion. LOUIS LEFEBURE-WELY: March in C –Hector Olivera (1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran, Mahtomedi) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/18/16)

PERCY WHITLOCK: Folk Tune; Toccata, fr Plymouth Suite –Alan Morrison (1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/19/08)


The upcoming Organ Historical Society Convention (August 5-11, 2017) includes many events open to the public. Find more information here.

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