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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2009 Schoenstein organ at St. James Episcopal Church, NYC] [decorative stamp]
2009 Schoenstein organ at St. James Episcopal Church, NYC

[1932 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, NYC] [decorative stamp]
1932 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, NYC

[1992 Mander organ at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, NYC] [decorative stamp]
1992 Mander organ at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, NYC

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC] [decorative stamp]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC

[1930 Kilgen organ at St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC] [decorative stamp]
1930 Kilgen at St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC

[1903 Hutchins-Votey organ at First Church of Christ Scientist, NYC] [decorative stamp]
1903 Hutchings-Votey organ at the former First Church of Christ, Scientist, NYC

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Hour 1

ALEC WYTON: Fanfare –Christopher Jennings (2009 Schoenstein/St. James Episcopal Church, NYC) Jennings 2012

CESAR FRANCK: Choral No. 3 in aDavid Enlow (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, NYC) Pro Organo 7247

LOUIS VIERNE: Madrigal, Op. 31, no. 9. VIERNE: Sanctus-Benedictus, fr Messe Solennelle, Op. 16 –St. Thomas Choir & Brass/John Scott, director; Jeremy Bruns & John Scott (Aeolian-Skinner/Saint Thomas Church, NYC) Pro Organo 7244

JOE UTTERBACK: Spiritual Preludium, There is a balm in GileadAndrew Shenton (1992 Mander/St. Ignatius Loyola Church, NYC) JazzMuse 2002

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Fugue, Canzona & Epilogue, Op. 85, no. 3 –Lisa Shihoten, violin; Anna Lenti & Madeline Apple Healy, sopranos; Mary Ann Hewlett, mezzo-soprano; Elizabeth Hermanson, alto; Paulo Bordignon, conductor; Ken Cowan (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC) Pro Organo 7253

TRADITIONAL (arr. Vaughan Williams): Hymn, All creatures of our God and KingStephen Tharp (2001 Austin/Grace Church Episcopal, Brooklyn Heights) JAV 5163

Hour 2

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: March, fr The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33. EUGENE GIGOUT: Grand Choeur DialoguéDaniel Brondel (1930 Kilgen/St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC) JAV 189

DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in a, BuxWV 152 –Robert Barrows (1967 Beckerath/St. Michael's Episcopal Church, NYC) GOONY 1996

JOHN WEAVER: Fantasia on Madrid ("Come, Christians, join to sing") –Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir/John Weaver (1961 Casavant/Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, NYC) JAV 157

GABRIEL PIERNÉ: Prelude, Op. 29, no. 1 –Keith Toth (1996 Guilbault-Therien/Brick Presbyterian Church Chapel, NYC) Ethereal 103

LEO SOWERBY: 2 Psalms (O be joyful in the Lord; Hear my cry, o God) –Gwendolyn Jones, mezzo-soprano; Bruce Baumer, bass; Lorenz Maycher & William Watkins (1903 Hutchings-Votey/First Church of Christ, Scientist, NYC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/8/1996)

SEARLE WRIGHT: Introduction, Passacaglia and FugueFrederick Swann (Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, NYC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/10/1996)

Michael Barone joins the American Guild of Organists New York City Chapter for their Presidents' Day Conference, February 17 and 18, 2013, with events at the Schwartz Athletic Center (former Paramount Theatre) in Brooklyn and at Manhattan's Riverside Church. The public is invited. Also check out the Chapter's elegant and comprehensive website, The New York City Organ Project, devoted to pipe organs past and present in the five boroughs of New York City.


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