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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.

David Craighead in Concert

… a recital on the C.B. Fisk organ at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul, MN, recorded during the American Guild of Organist’s 1980 National Convention in Minnesota.

Program Broadcast date:

•February 21, 1982 as Program #8a [Show 8208]

•January 23, 1984 as Program #17 [Show 8417]

Audio 48:33

Audio 38:00

Music played in the program

Part 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Chorale-fantasy, Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein, BuxWV 21

CÉSAR FRANCK: Grand Piece Symphonique, Opus 17

Part 2

CALVIN HAMPTON: Concerto in E for Organ and Strings, premiere

David Craighead, organ soloist (1979 C.B. Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian, Saint Paul, MN) Festival Orchestra, Calvin Hampton, conductor; recorded June 18, 1980


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