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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 Organ in Solo and Worship

…performances of Baroque repertoire at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, by German recitalist Harald Vogel; and a Choral Evensong Office sung at the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis, by the Choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, conducted by Barry Rose, with organist John Scott.

Total Program Time = 116:29

Audio 48:29

Audio 66:08

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Music played in the program

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in C, BuxWV 137

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Chorale-prelude, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BuxWV 211

ANONYMOUS: 3 Dances, from Susanne van Soldt Manuscript

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: 8 Variations on Sol les sein

JOHANN LUDWIG KREBS: Prelude & Chorale, Von Gott will ich nicht lassen

J.S. BACH: Fantasy in G, S. 572

HARALD VOGEL: Improvisation Praeludium

Harald Vogel (1979 C.B. Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian, Saint Paul, MN)


THOMAS ATTWOOD: Anglican chant, Psalm 99


C.H. RANDALL: Psalm 100


HERBERT HOWELLS: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, from St. Paul’s Service

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: Anthem, Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd

THOMAS TALLIS: Hymn, All praise to Thee

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in a, S. 543

Choir of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, Barry Rose, conductor; John Scott (1949 Wicks/Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN)

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