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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

This Archive Program was Broadcast the week of:
April 16, 1984 as Program #29 [Show 8429]

AGO 1982 II

…a program of music for chorus and organ, recorded at Washington National Cathedral in our nation’s capitol, recorded during the 1982 National Biennial Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

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LEO SOWERBY: Forsaken of Man, A Lenten Cantata on texts by Edward Borgers and the Gospels

–Tene Tucker, tenor; Richard S. Dirksen, baritone; The Cathedral Choral Society, Paul Callaway, conductor; Douglas Major, organ; recorded July 1, 1982

Filler and background music
-music of CHARLES TOURNEMIRE performed by Dr. Paul Callaway on the Great Organ of the National Cathedral from an out of print LP
-a portion of David Mulbury’s recording of LEO SOWERBY’s Organ Symphony in G on Lyrichord LP 7306, also out of print
-a portion of the MAX REGER Chorale-Fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Opus 40, number 1 played by the Cathedral’s then Associate Organist, Douglas Major from Gothic G118316

Dr. Paul Callaway provides considerable commentary about his career at the National Cathedral and his personal connection to Leo Sowerby’s music.

On-location recording of the cantata was made by Curt Wittig.

This broadcast was another in a series of new programs that marked the full-time return of PIPEDREAMS to the national airwaves in 1983


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