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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Nashville, TN][decorative stamp]
Nashville, TN

[1970 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, TN][decorative stamp]
1970 Aeolian–Skinner at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, TN

[2007 Schoenstein/Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN][decorative stamp]
2007 Schoenstein at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN

[1970 Schantz/1st Baptist Church, Nashville, TN][decorative stamp]
1970 Schantz at 1st Baptist Church, Nashville, TN

New in Nashville

…concert performances and some engaging contemporary compositions from Tennessee’s Music City.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1447 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1447 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

KURT KNECHTThe Missouri Sonata (2013)–Wyatt Smith (1970 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, TN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/3/14)

ROBERTO SIERRAOrgan Concerto (premiere)Nashville Symphony Orchestra/Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Todd Wilson (2007 Schoenstein/Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN) Pipedreams Archive (7/6/12)

Hour 2

CRAIG PHILLIPSPrelude and Exultation for Organ and BrassBelmont Brass Quintet/Matthew Clark, director; Craig Phillips (1970 Schantz/1st Baptist Church, Nashville, TN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/1/12)

FELIX MENDELSSOHNVariations serieuses, Op. 54Nathan Laube, organistSTEPHEN PAULUSGrand Organ Concerto (2004) --Nashville Symphony Orchestra/Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Nathan Laube (2007 Schoenstein/Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN) Pipedreams Archive (7/6/12)

 

The majority of this music was recorded during a National Convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Nashville in 2012.  Our thanks to the local AGO chapter for facilitating the making of these recordings.

The Paulus Grand Concerto performance has been issued on compact disc (Naxos 8.559740)


Special Audio Features:

Organist Darryl Miller and organ builder Dennis Milnar tell the story of the fateful relocation of the Aeolian-Skinner instrument from Kalamazoo, Michigan to St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Franklin, Tennessee…an intriguing saga!

Composer Roberto Sierra talks about the creation of his new Concerto for Organ and Orchestra for the AGO Convention in Nashville.

Soloist Wyatt Smith reflects on his commissioning of the Missouri Sonata by Kurt Knecht.

 

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