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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Baptist Church, Longview, TX]
1949 Aeolian-Skinner at 1st Baptist Church, Longview, TX

Wish I Were There

…reminiscences of last year’s East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, as this year’s celebration of the Roy Perry Legacy is underway in Kilgore, Longview and Shreveport.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1645 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1645 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary in F, Op. 7, NO. 6. C. S. LANG: Tuba Tune in D, Op. 115 –Todd Wilson (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/15)

LEROY ANDERSON: Jazz Legato. STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Not while I’m around, fr Sweeny Todd –Jelani Eddington (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/15)

EUGENE GIGOUT: Toccata in b. RAYMOND HAAN: Pastorale, fr 3 Lyric Pieces –Bradley Hunter Welch (1952 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Kilgore) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/15)

CHARLES CALLAHAN: Celtic Suite –Charles Callahan (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/15)

GEORGE OLDROYD: A Canticle (Deus Misereatur)Damin Spritzer (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/8/15)

HERBERT HOWELLS: PaeanCaroline Robinson (1952 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Kilgore) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/11/15)

Hour 2

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Fantasie in E-flatScott Dettra (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport, LA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/15)

CHARLES-VALENTIN ALKAN: Priere in f, Op. 18, no. 5. HORATOIO PARKER: Allegretto (iii.), fr Sonata in e-flat, Op. 65 –Monica Czausz (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Baptist Church, Longview, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/12/15)

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Symphony No. 2, Op. 26 –David Baskeyfield (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Shreveport, LA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/10/15)

ROY PERRY: Christos PatterakisLorenz Maycher (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/15)

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Andante sostenuto, Intermede, & Allegro con brio, fr Sonata No. 8 in A, Op. 91 –Adam Pajan (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/11/15)

 

All recordings were made by Michael Barone during the 2015 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. This year’s Festival takes place November 6-10, 2016. Barone cannot attend this year, but wishes he were there!

For an in-depth background on the significance of the organs of East Texas, and the man who made them, we encourage you to read Neal Campbell’s engaging history of Roy Perry: Musician and Organ Builder. Also, Lorenz Maycher explores the synergy between Perry and the Williams Family, father-and-son Jack and Jim and their wives Sally and Nora, organ installers who worked with Roy on virtually all of his projects.

And thanks to Steve Emery, organ technician par excellence, whose attention to the tuning of all of the instruments featured in this broadcast insured their best possible voice!

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