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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

AGO 1982 IV

…a recital by Dr. John Obetz on the Rieger organ at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, DC, recorded during the 1982 National Biennial Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Program Broadcast date:

•April 30, 1984 as Program #31 [Show 8431]

•January 13, 1986 as Show #8602

Audio 48:01
Audio 40:24

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Music played in the program

Part 1

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in E-flat, BWV 552, MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Opus 52, number 2 –John Obetz (1969 Rieger/All Souls Unitarian, Washington, DC) recorded June 29, 1982

Part 2

NED ROREM: Views from the Oldest House, premiere
1-Sunrise on Sunset Hill
3-The Nest in Old North Church
5-Rain Over the Quarter Graveyard
6-Sunday Night

John Obetz (1969 Rieger/All Souls Unitarian, Washington, DC) recorded July 1, 1982

JEAN LANGLAIS: Ave Maria, Ave maris stella, from Three Gregorian Paraphrases –John Obetz (1980 Sipe/Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, MN)


Composer Ned Rorem offers typically witty, droll and insightful comments about his score, and music in general. On-location recordings were engineered by John Widoff, assisted by Michael Barone.

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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