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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Kansas City, Here We Come!

…a prelude to the upcoming national convention of the American Guild of Organists in and around Kansas City (July 1-6, 2018)

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Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

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Audio 1813 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

BENEDETTO MARCELLO: Psalm 19 –John Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium/Independence, MO) Celebre 1970

LEO SOWERBY: Comes Autumn Time –John Obetz (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium/Independence, MO) RBW 010

JOHN AYER: Chorale-prelude on Hyfrydol –Diane Meredith Belcher (2002 Quimby/William Jewell College, Liberty, MO) JAV 183

SAMUEL ADLER: Celebration, fr Clarion Calls –Keith Benjamin, trumpet; Melody Turnquist Steed (1981 Kney/Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, MO) Gothic 49127

CHARLES IVES: Variations on America –Tom Trenney (2011 Casavant/Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) Pipedreams Archive (r. 5/8/13)

GASTON DETHIER: Intermezzo –Frederick Hohman (1912 Skinner/Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO) Pro Organo 7042

GERALD KEMNER: 8 Studies on the Hymn Tune Paraclete –John Obetz 1883 Casavant/Community of Christ Temple, Independence, MO) RBW 006

FLORENT SCHMITT: Prière, Op. 11. EUGÈNE GIGOUT: Grand Choeur dialogué –Jan Kraybill (2011 Casavant/Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) Reference 133

Hour 2

EDWARD ELGAR: Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 –Paul Jacobs (2011 Casavant/Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/15/12)

HEINZ WERNER ZIMMERMANN: 4 Organ Psalms –John Obetz (1959 Aeoloian-Skinner/Community of Christ Auditorium/Independence, MO) Celebre 1970

ENRICO BOSSI: 2 Pieces (Solo Clarinetto; Etude Symphonique, Op. 78) –Hector Olivera (2003 Ruffatti/Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Kansas City, MO) MPI 119

LÉON BOËLLMANN (arr. Sommers): Toccata, fr Suite Gothique –University of Missouri-Kansas Accordion Orchestra/Joan Sommers, director. Pipedreams Archive

AUGUSTIN LARA: Granada –Jim Riggs (1929 Barton/Granada Theater, Kansas City, KS) RTR 105

JOHN LONGHURST: Cantilena. RICHARD ELLIOTT: Every time I feel the spirit Richard Elliott (2011 Casavant/Kauffman Center, Kansas City, MO) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/24/12)

STEPHEN PAULUS: Impassioned, fr Three Temperaments –James Higdon (1996 Wolff/Bales Recital Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS) DCD 2001


On July 5, 2018, Michael Barone will host an afternoon showcase of the AGO’s Quimby Competition Rising Stars in a Pipedreams Live! program in the Auditorium of the Community of Christ in Independence, MO, featuring the landmark 113-rank 1959 Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ (Opus 1309). Since the Auditorium seats more than 5,000, there should be plenty of room. Come on down!

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