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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.

Bach’s Clavierübung III

…in a concert performance by Minnesota organist Nancy Lancaster, recorded on the Charles B. Fisk organ of House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, MN.

Program Broadcast date:

•March 21, 1982 as Program #12a [Show 8212]

•March 19, 1984 as Program #25 [Show 8425]

Total Program Time = 116:29

Audio 43:42

Audio 51:56

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

J.S. BACH: Clavierübung Volume 3, large chorale settings

   Prelude in E-flat, S. 552a

   Kyrie, Gott, Vater in Ewigkeit, S. 669

   Christe, aller Welt Trost, S. 670

   Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, S. 671

   Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, S. 675, manualiter

   Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, S. 676, trio

   Fughetta super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, S. 677

   Dies sind die heil’gen zehn Gebot, S. 679

   Wir glauben all’ an einen Gott, S. 680

   Vater unser im Himmelreich, S. 682

   Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, S. 684

   Aus tiefer Not, S. 686

   Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, S. 688

   Fugue in E-flat, S. 552b

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

Explanatory commentary is provided by Harvard University musicologist Christoph, a noted Bach scholar and author of a comprehensive Bach biography, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician. The historically-focused tonal character of the 97-rank Fisk pipe organ from 1979 is particularly well suited to this repertoire.


Recording engineer and producer: Michael Barone, recorded October 12, 1981


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