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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

The Cathedral of Saint Philip, Atlanta
1962 Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Cathedral of Saint Philip, Atlanta

Southern Comfort

A return to Georgia on this week’s Pipedreams program recorded during an American Guild of Organists convention in Atlanta. We’ll visit the Cathedral of Saint Philip to sample this moody meditation by Walter Hilse, hear a sacred song-setting by Rachel Laurin of Montréal, journey to Peachtree Road United Methodist Church for Karel Paukert’s scintillating representation of Czech and American works, and to Trinity Presbyterian Church where Todd Wilson, George Hanson and Atlanta Symphony members explore music for organ and strings. History revisited.

Program Broadcast dates:

Music played in the program

JEAN LANGLAIS: Piece in Free Form for Organ and Strings –Members of the Atlanta Symphony, George Hanson; Todd Wilson (1987 Petty-Madden/Trinity Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 29, 1992

RACHEL LAURIN: Veni Creator, selections –Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Donald Sutherland (1984 Möller/Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 29, 1992

LOUIS-NICOLAS CLERAMBAULT: Grand plein jeu and Fugue, from Suite in the First Mode. DANIEL PINKHAM: Prelude, Acclamation, Pastorale and Postlude, from First Organ Book [1991] –Katharine Pardee (1980 Flentrop/Rivercliff Lutheran, Dunwoody, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 1, 1992

TRADITIONAL: Hymn, All creatures of our god and king. PETR EBEN: Duo Number 7, from Mutations for Two Organs –John and Margaret Mueller (1988 Schlicker/Peachtree Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 30, 1992

WALTER HILSE: Meditation –Todd Wilson (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA) Delos DE 3145

JAMES MOBBERLEY: Critical Mass, for organ and tape. JIRI TEML: Piece Number 2, in memoriam Jackson Pollock. BEDŘICH WIEDERMANN: Impetuoso –Karel Paukert (1991 Schantz/Peachtree Road UMC Chapel, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 30, 1992

These performances were recorded specifically for broadcast with the cooperative assistance of the National Convention Committee of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.


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