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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2007 Casavant at the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Saint Paul, MN]
2007 Casavant organ at the Nativity of Our Lord RCC, Saint Paul, MN

Conventional Wisdom

…a preview of some of the performers to be featured in this summer’s national convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Audio 1 hr 28 min

Audio 33:31
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Music played in the program

Part 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in C, BuxWV 138 –Julia Brown (2003 Pasi/Cathedral of St. Cecilia, Omaha, NE) Naxos 8.570312

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Alleluia Number 2, from Suite Number 30, L’Orgue MystiqueMarie-Bernadette Dufourcet Hakim (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/La Trinité, Paris, France) Priory PRCD869

JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary in F. RICHARD WAGNER (transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare): Die Meistersinger Prelude –Todd Wilson (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 5, 1996

Part 2

GUSTAV HOLST (transcribed by Peter Sykes): Mercury, the Messenger, from The PlanetsPeter Sykes (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven OAR-380

BARBARA DENNERLEIN: Waltzing Pipes & Rankett BluesBarbara Dennerlein (1998 Goll/Stadtpfarrkirche Sankt Martin, Memmingen, Germany) Bebab 250970

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: 3 Chorale-Improvisations, from Opus 65: Number 10, Vom Himmel hoch; Number 22, Sollt ich meinem Gott nicht singen?; Number 8, Macht hoch die TürElke Völker (1914 Walcker/Church of San Ignacio de Loyola, San Sebastian, Spain) Aeolus AE10591

Part 3

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Nun danket alle Gott, S. 657 –Cristina Garcia Banegas (1755 Trost/Stadtkirche [Town Church], Waltershausen, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12391

HENRY MARTIN: Prelude & Fugue in G –Ken Cowan (2007 Casavant Frères/Nativity of Our Lord RCC, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 17, 2007

MARCEL DUPRÉ: EpithalameJeremy Filsell (1979 Möller/St. Boniface Episcopal, Sarasota, FL) Guild GMCD 7164

PIERRE COCHEREAU: Scherzo SymphoniqueJeremy Filsell (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) ASV CD-1104

Filler –BARBARA DENNERLEIN: Rankett Blues (see above)


This year the AGO’s national convention takes place in the Minnesota Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, with organ events scheduled between June 21-29, 2008.


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