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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1912 Austin organ at Portland City Hall, Maine][decorative stamp]
1912 Austin organ at Portland City Hall, Maine

[2003 Berghaus organ at Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania][decorative stamp]
2003 Berghaus organ at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

[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

Summer Concerts

…Selected performances from venues around the country where the pipe organ generates special attention.

Audio 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 59:00 Min

Audio 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

We goofed…in the first hour, Barone introduces A Solemn Melody by H. Walford Davies but actually played George Thalben-Ball’s Elegy. These pieces are similar in mood and style, and they share a history, and it is not diffitult to confuse the two…particularly when facing an erroneous CD tray card that Barone had himself created which incorrectly listed WHD instead of GTB. He spoke what was written in front of him, to his eternal shame. Apologies to all for whom this repertoire is sacred…and to the rest who, like Barone, will be forever bewildered. :-)

NOTE: we have corrected the music listing here, but Barone’s announcement and mis-attribution likely will remain uncorrected for a while…

Hour 1

JACQUES OFFENBACH: Orpheus in the UnderworldThomas Heywood (1912 Austin/Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME) AFKA SK-119

GEORGE THALBEN-BALL: Elegy in Bb. HENRY MARTIN: Preludes & Fugues in D and bKen Cowan (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 14, 2009

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Symphony Number 1 in d, Opus 42 –Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute Orchestra, Paul Hostetter, conductor; Mark Laubach (2003 Berghaus/St. Stephen Episcopal, Wilkes-Barre, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 17, 2010

Filler –ALEXANDRE GUILMANT 1st movement (see above)

Hour 2

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Andantino in D-flat. FRANCIS POULENC: Concerto in g for Organ, Strings and TimpaniRittenhouse Orchestra, Jason Tramm, conductor; Gordon Turk (1908 Hope-Jones/Ocean Grove Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 3 & 31, 208

H. RICARDO RAMIREZ: Fantasy-Prelude on Les Apariciones Guadalupanas. MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Prelude, Adagio and Choral Variations on Veni Creator, Opus 4 –H. Ricardo Ramirez (2008 Noack/Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 26, 2009

Filler –JACQUES OFFENBACH (see above)


Here are just a few Summer Concert Series you could investigate:

Spreckels Organ Pavillion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA

Minnesota Regional Organ Calendar, MN

Dome and Spire Concerts presented by the Community of Christ, Independence, MO

Ocean Grove Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ

Mormon Tabernacle Organ, Salt Lake City, UT

Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, La Crosse, WI


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