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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1990 Visser-Rowland organ at the Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN]
1990 Visser-Rowland organ at Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN

[The AGO Fight Song!]
Sing along with The AGO Fight Song!

[Michael Barone gets things started]
Michael Barone gets things started.

[Michael shares a laugh with Barbara Dennerlein.]
Michael shares a laugh with Barbara Dennerlein.

[Michael acknowledges Mr. and Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley for 25 years of continuous support.]
Michael acknowledges Mr. and Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley for 25 years of continuous support.

[Vern Sutton leads the audience in <em>The AGO Fight Song</em>.]
Vern Sutton leads the audience in The AGO Fight Song.

Pipedreams Live! at AGO 2008

…in celebration of the International Year of the Organ, excerpts (Part 1) from an event recorded during the American Guild of Organist’s National Convention in Minnesota.

Audio 1 hr 28 min

Audio 26:26
Audio 35:20
Audio 26:25

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Music played in the program

Part 1

JOSEPH JONGEN: Toccata, Opus 104 –Michael Unger, AGO National Competition Winner, 2008

THOMAS KERR: Anguished American Easter, 1968Herndon Spillman

Part 2

CALVIN TAYLOR: Sonnet of PraiseCalvin Taylor & Michael Barone

JASON ROBERTS: Improvisation in the French Classic Manner –Jason Roberts

BARBARA DENNERLEIN: The Unforgettable; Waltzing PipesBarbara Dennerlein

Part 3

GERALD BALES: Prelude in e –Isabelle Demers

WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Tango Fantastico and Alla Marcia with The AGO Fight Song, from Flights of Fancy [1992] –Vern Sutton, song-leader; Douglas Reed, organ

Filler –BARBARA DENNERLEIN: The Unforgettable (see above)


Our concert performances were recorded June 25, 2008 at the Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and featured the 114-rank 1990 Visser-Rowland organ. This program preludes a world-wide schedule of Organ Spectacular festivities which will take place seemingly everywhere on October 19. Check for listings of events in your area. On that day in Minnesota, you’re invited to join Twin Cities organ lovers for a very special ‘organ spectacular’ in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of PIPEDREAMS in conjunction with the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis at 3 p.m.























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