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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

John Eggert
John Eggert

New Music from Minnesota

Contrary to the notion that the organ is old-fashioned, this week’s Pipedreams broadcast takes a look at organ repertoire today, with a sampler of some engaging and accessible modern compositions from the upper Midwest. Leonard Danek plays his little bouquet, Flowers, David Cherwin shows us some of his hymn-preludes, John Eggert discovers an amazingly diverse collection of styles right in his own backyard, and Diane Meredith Belcher premiere’s Libby Larsen’s Aspects of Glory at an Organists Guild Convention.

Audio 1 hr 58 Min

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Music played in the program

LYNN KITZEROW: Fantasy & Fugue on Triumph. REBECCA GROOM te VELDE: Prelude on Beach Spring. LEONARD DANEK: Festival Prelude. JAMES CALLAHAN: Creator alme siderum. JOHN FERGUSON: What is this lovely fragrance? DANEK: In the bleak midwinter. RONALD SHILLING: Partita on Jesu, meine Freude –John Eggert (1983 Jan van Daalen/Jehovah Lutheran, Saint Paul, MN) recorded October 8, 1989

LEONARD DANEK: Flowers –Leonard Danek (1980 Sipe/Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams PD 1001

LIBBY LARSEN: Aspects of Glory [1990] –Diane Meredith Belcher (1985 Casavant Frères/Boston University, MA) recorded June 28, 1990Pipedreams PD-1003

DAVID CHERWIEN: 3 Hymn Improvisations: The Church’s One Foundation; Earth and all stars; We know that Christ is raisedDavid Cherwien (1970 Reuter/Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Minneapolis, MN) Summa CD-1992

Michael Ferguson: Trio for Organ. ROBERT WETZLER: Prelude. CHARLES CALLAHAN: Fantasie for Organ. PETER SKAALEN: Christ is Arisen –John Eggert, organ; recorded October 8, 1989

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