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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

PROG No. 2022
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1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA

The Sounds of Summer Suspended?

…we highlight a few of the famous pipe organs for which the summer season usually is particularly active.

PROG No. 2021
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2006 Fritts/St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, OH

On Board for Ohio

…we preview what might have been had Covid-19 not caused the cancellation of the 2020 Organ Historical Society National Convention this coming July.

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Alsace Tour — 2020

1741 Silbermann

Our spring 2020 tour of the Historic Organs of Alsace has been postponed until 2021. Watch our site for further details.



Memories from the Fall Tour to Bach Country


We're back from Bach Country after a splendid two weeks. See pictures and commentary from the October 2019 Tour here.



Lucinda Dudley (1935-2019)

We remember the incomparable Lucinda Dudley, who died in July at the age of 84.

The Baronian Backstory

Michael Barone and PIPEDREAMS are the feature of a newly-released monograph from the American Guild of Organists. Read some of the back-story to the program and its host.


Michael Barone

Listen to an interview with MPR's Tom Crann at the Minnesota State Fair, as Michael reflects on his first 50 years of working at Minnesota Public Radio.

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Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan and Steve Kirchner, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Support also comes from the member organizations of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM or by calling 800-473-5270.


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