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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1931 E.M. Skinner organ, Opus 816, at Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH]
1931 E.M. Skinner organ, Opus 816, at Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH

A Cleveland Convergence

…both the American Theatre Organ Society, July 1-5, and the Organ Historical Society, July 5-10, will hold their 2009 annual conventions in and around Cleveland, Ohio. After hearing these sounds, you’ll want to attend.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER: Te Deum Prelude –Michael Sachs, trumpet. CHARLES CALLAHAN (arranged): Go, tell it on the mountainTodd Wilson (1931 Skinner/Severance Hall, Cleveland, OH) TCO CD-51201

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Cantabile, from Organ Symphony Number 6, Opus 42, number 2 –Dame Gillian Weir (Severance Hall) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 18, 2001

SIDNEY TORCH: On a Spring NoteThomas Trotter (Severance Hall) Pipedreams Archive recorded January 6, 2001

MICHEL CORRETTE: Tambourin –Karel Paukert (1972 Holtkamp/Gartner Auditorium, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH) Azica 71228

J.S. BACH: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625. DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Es spricht der Unweisen Mund wohl, BuxWV 187. JOHANNES BRAHMS: O Welt, ich muss dich lassen, Opus 122, number 11 –Alison Luedecke (1957 Beckerath/Trinity Evangelica Lutheran, Cleveland, OH) Raven OAR-610

MARY EARL: Beautiful Ohio. MARVIN HAMLISH: The way we were. GALLIARD, STEWART & GREEN: Flat Foot FloogieClark Wilson (1928 Morton/Ohio Theatre, Columbus, OH) Clark Wilson 101

CHARLES EDGAR FORD: A Fantasy of MoodsTimothy Edward Smith (1931 Kimball/First Congregational, Columbus, OH) Raven OAR-900

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Adagio, from Organ Sonata Number 1, Opus 65. DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Ciacona in c, BuxWV 159 –Timothy Edward Smith (1972 Beckerath/First Congregational, Columbus, OH) Raven OAR-900

Filler –EARL: Beautiful Ohio (see above)

Hour 2

J.S. BACH: Praelude in D, BWV 532 –Wolfgang Rübsam (1974 Flentrop/Warner Concert Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH) Naxos 8.550184

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Petite rapsodie improviséeJ. Melvin Butler (2001 C.B. Fisk/Finney Memorial Chapel, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH) Loft LRCD-1063-64

BERNARDO PASQUINI: Partita sopra la Aria della Folia da Espagna. DOMENICO SCARLATTI: Sonata in D –Karel Paukert (1998 Hradetzky/St. Christopher’s-by-the-River, Gates Mills, OH) Azica 77701

LÉON BOËLLMANN: Ronde Français. LEROY ANDERSON: Summer Skies. MANUEL de FALLA: Ritual Fire DanceKeith Chapman (1932 Wurlitzer/Cleveland Grays Auditorium, OH) Stentorian LP-1735

FLOR PEETERS: Choral-Fantasy, Christ ist erstanden –Festival Brass, Gregory Heislman, conductor; Robert McMurray (1948 Holtkamp/Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland, OH) Soundwaves 4697

W.A. MOZART: Fantasia in f, K. 594 –Thomas Murray (1927 Skinner/Peristyle Auditorium, Toledo Museum of Art, OH) JAV CD-154

CARL MARIA von WEBER: Oberon Overture –Ken Cowan (1931 E.M. Skinner/Cathedral of our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Toledo, OH) JAV CD-131

Filler –MARVIN HAMLISH: The way we were (see above)


For more information about the excellent musicians and instruments to be featured at these conventions, check the American Theatre Organ Society and Organ Historical Society websites. Special day-passes are available, and the general public is cordially invited. Also, be sure to scroll down on the home page of the OHS website a watch the video prepared by Vic Ferrer, devoted to the Skinner Organ at Cleveland Public Auditorium, the largest pipe organ in Ohio