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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments


Pipedreams originated as a discrete series of fourteen broadcasts, offered from January to April 1982, with content primarily derived from concerts recorded during the 1980 AGO convention. These programs were produced at Minnesota Public Radio and distributed by American Public Radio, now PRI and were made possible in cooperation with National Public Radio. Funding came from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the Dayton Hudson Foundation, the Episcopal Choirmasters Handbook created by John C. Grant, and Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley. The Dudleys have thankfully continued as program underwriters through the entire history of Pipedreams.

The Choir of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London

… a formal public concert of music from the British cathedral tradition, recorded at Saint Mary’s Basilica, Minneapolis during the American Guild of Organist’s 1980 National Convention in Minnesota.

Audio 8206 Part 1 52:56

Audio 8206 Part 2 65:22

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Music played in the program

Part 1

JOHN STAINER: Anthem for Trinity Sunday, I saw the Lord

JOHN BATTISHILL: O Lord, look down from heaven

WILLIAM BYRD: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth

WILLIAM BYRD: Psalm 150, Laudibus in Sanctis

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, S. 651

MARK BLATCHLY: Magnificat for Saint Paul’s, American premiere

PATRICK HADLEY: My beloved spake

Part 2

ANTON BRUCKNER: 2 Motets: Locus iste; Christus factus est

HERBERT HOWELLS: Like as the hart

HERBERT HOWELLS: The spotless rose


OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Outburst of Joy, from L’Ascension

HEALEY WILLAN: 3 Motets: Fair in face; Rise my love; Preserve us, O Lord

HENRY BALFOUR-GARDINER: The Evening Hymn, Te lucis ante terminum

BERNARD ROSE: Hymn to Saint CeciliaBarry Rose, conductor and commentator; John Scott, organ (1949 Wicks/Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN) recorded June 17, 1980

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