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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2003 Blackinton organ at Bethel College, Saint Paul, MN]
2003 Blackinton organ in Benson Great Hall at Bethel College, Saint Paul, MN

In the Spotlight

…we’ve circled the globe to bring you this collection of concert performances featuring the pipe organ in solo, in ensemble, with piano, and with choir.

Audio 1 hr 28 min

Audio 27:48
Audio 30:40
Audio 29:32

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Music played in the program

Part 1

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN (transcribed by Heywood): The Pirates of Penzance Overture. EDWIN H. LEMARE: Rondo Capriccio - A Study in Accents, Opus 64 –Thomas Heywood (1927 Casavant Frères; 2001 Schantz/St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 12, 2006

J.S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in C, S. 547 –Paul Jacobs (2004 Mander/Sydney Grammar School, Sydney, Australia) Pipedreams Archive recorded July, 2007

Part 2

NAJI HAKIM: Kyrie & Gloria, from Messe Solennelle for Choir and Two Organs –Indianapolis Festival Chorus, Frederick Burgomaster, conductor; Marko Petricic (1990 Wolff/Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN) and Charles Manning (1992 Taylor & Boody/Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 25, 2005

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Andantino in D-flat Moonlight and Roses. LOUIS VIERNE: Final, from Organ Symphony Number 2, Opus 20 –Hector Olivera (2003 Blackinton/Benson Great Hall, Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 22, 2005

Part 3

DAN LOCKLAIR: Sonata da Chiesa [1998] –Robert Cronin, flute; André Lash (1985 Andover positiv/Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 29, 1999

WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI: Variations on a Theme of Paganini –Olivier Luciani, piano; Touve Ratovondrahety, Orleans, France, Pipedreams Archive recorded May 2003

Filler –LOUIS VIERNE (see above)


Note two upcoming public appearances by Michael Barone. He will engage Hector Olivera in onstage conversation starting at 2:15PM prior to Mr. Olivera’s 3:00PM solo recital at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia on February 16, 2008, and will serve as master-of-ceremonies for a Pipedreams Live! event with local organists starting at 2:00PM at Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis on February 17, 2008. Come on down!


Various commercial recordings by the artists featured on this show are available from the following sources:


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