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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Pipedreams Live! in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pipedreams Live! in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Central Reformed Church

Autumn Comes Again

Michael Barone took Pipedreams Live! to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and introduced these performances by area organists at Central Reformed Church.

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Music played in the program

LEO SOWERBY: Comes Autumn Time –Ronald Krebs

FELIX MENDELSSOHN (transcribed by Nevin): Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night’s DreamTimothy Byram-Wigfield

JAMES WOODMAN: Sonata –Gregory Crowell

GEOFFREY BUSH (arranged by Peart): I saw three ships. SIR HENRY WALFORD DAVIES: Solemn Melody. SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Gavotte, from Classical Symphony. GARTH EDMUNDSON: Gargoyles, Toccata GrotesqueLeslie Peart

JESSE CRAWFORD (arranged): Thirty-two Feet and Eight Little Tails –Ronald Krebs

HERBERT HOWELLS: Hymn, All my hope in God if foundedLeslie Peart

MARY HOWE: Elegie Joanne Vollendorf

RICHARD STEWART: Prelude for Organ and Tape –Richard Stewart

GERALD FINZI: Forlana, from 5 Bagatelles. SIR EDWARD ELGAR: March, from Caractacus –William Klimas


Organbuilder Robert G. Dial of Springfield, IL completed the CRC instrument in 1991 with 5 manuals and 78 ranks of pipes. We appreciate the cooperation of Michigan Radio and Alan Young in documenting this event, recorded October 22, 1995.

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