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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1980 Sipe organ at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, MN][decorative stamp]
1980 Sipe organ at Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, Minnesota

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York][decorative stamp]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside Church, New York, New York

American Premieres

…a kaleidoscopic collection of twentieth-century music by composers from the United States, many in first broadcast performances.

Audio 1 hr 58 min

Audio 59:00 min

Audio 59:00 min

Program Broadcast dates:

•September 25, 2000 as Show #2039

•July 19, 2010 as Show #1029

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

JOHN WEAVER: Toccata [1958] –Paul Fejko (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/All Saint’s Episcopal, Worcester, MA) Arkay AR6131

CALVIN HAMPTON: Concerto for Organ Solo [1981] –James Walker (1980 Sipe/Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 8, 1992

RICHARD WAYNE DIRKSEN: Cantilena [1954] –Wilma Jensen (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1003

DANIEL BURTON: Rex - An Introduction to the King of Instruments [1995] –Michael Barone, narrator; Robert Scoggin (1958 Möller+Sipe rebuild/Christ UMC, Rochester, MN) Pipedream Archive

DAVID ASHLEY WHITE: Spirit, moving over chaos –Palmer Memorial Church Choir, Brady Knapp, conductor; Ann Frohbeiter (1990 C.B. Fisk/Palmer Memorial Episcopal, Houston, TX) Gothic G49254

DAN LOCKLAIR: A Spiritual Pair, Diptych for Organ [1994] –Marilyn Keiser (1994 Goulding & Wood/Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, LA) Pro Organo CD 7067

Filler –Richard Wayne Dirksen (see above)

Hour 2

DIANE BISH: Dance of the TrumpetsDiane Bish (1974 Ruffatti/Coral Ridge Presbyterian, Fort Lauderdale, FL) Joy of Music 3012

GORDON YOUNG: Jubilation Suite (arranged by Diane Bish) –Diane Bish (2004 Ruffatti/First Presbyterian, Naples, FL) Ruffatti CD-2004

PAUL FETLER: Toccata for Organ –Diana Lee Lucker (1981 Möller/Westminster Presbyterian, Minneapolis, MN) Ten Thousand Lakes CD-112

STEPHEN PAULUS: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion [1992]; Toccata, Elegy, Scherzo, Finale –Members of the Atlanta Symphony, George Hanson, conductor; Norman Mackenzie (1987 Petty-Madden/Trinity Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams PD 1003

Filler –Diane Bish (see above)



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