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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1980 Virtanen/Turku Cathedral, Finland]
1980 Virtanen Turku Cathedral, Finland

Summer Music

…from around the world, marvelous melodies and evocations of this season of universal pleasure.

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Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

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Audio 1734 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture –played automatically by Boston University’s John. R. Silber Symphonic Organ (Skinner and Aeolian-Skinner/Fuller Building, Boston University, MA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/1987)

MICHEL LeGRANDSummer me, winter meDan Bellomy (Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY) Cambria 1108

GEORGE GERSHWINSummertime, fr Porgy & BessWalt Strony (Wurlitzer/Wheaton Fox Studio, Wheaton, IL) WFS 2006

NILS LINDBERGShall I compare thee to a summer’s day?James D. Hicks (2013 Tostareds Kyrkorgelfabrik/Kalmar Cathedral, Sweden) Pro Organo 7271

MAURI VIITALA:  Canon, Partita & Fugue on Sen Suven Suloisuutta/The Sweetness of the Summer James D. Hicks (1980 Virtanen/Turku Cathedral, Finland) Pro Organo 7279

Hour 2

LEROY ANDERSONSummer SkiesJelani Eddington (Wurlitzer/Sanfilippo Music Salon/Barrington, IL) RJE Productions 1908B

DIMITRI TIOMKINThe green leaves of summerDon Baker (Wurlitzer/Paramount Theater, NYC) POP 131

SONNY BURKEMidnight SunJelani Eddington (Wurlitzer/Saunders Music Room, Zanesville, OH) RJE Productions 1677

STEPHEN SONDHEIMSend in the clowns, fr A Little Night Music –Ralph Wolf, piano; Rob Richards (Wurlitzer/Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA) RR 1080

DUDLEY BUCKVariations on The Last Rose of SummerTom Trenny (2003 Schantz/St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Savannah, GA) Pro Organo 7196

VICTOR HERBERTIndian SummerBobby Hackett, cornet; Johnny Seng (Wurlitzer/Loderhose Studio, Long Island, NY) Sony 26656

SVEN-INGVART MIKKELSENSummer FantasyJames D. Hicks (2013 Tostareds Kyrkorgelfabrik/ Kalmar Cathedral, Sweden) Pro Organo 7271

MENDELSSOHN: March of the Elves, fr A Midsummer Night’s DreamOlivier Vernet & Cedric Meckler (2004 Aubertin/St. Louis en l’Ile, Paris) Ligia Digital 0104180-07

MENDELSSOHN:  Bridal March, fr A Midsummer Night’s DreamDouglas Major (Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Gothic 18828


You’re welcome to enjoy these other collections of seasonal sounds from the PIPEDREAMS archive:

Summer Fun (Program #0323)
Summer Fun, II (Program #0724)
Summer Breezes (Program #0923)
Summer Concerts (Program #1124)

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