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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2007 Casavant/ Congregational United Church of Christ, Iowa City, IA]
2007 Casavant at Congregational United Church of Christ, Iowa City, IA

The Younger Generation

…performers and composers ‘of a certain age’ show continued interest in the King of Instruments.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

RYAN CROYLE: Trumpet Flourish. EDWARD LANDIN: Psalm Prelude. CHRISTOPHER LaROSA: Falcon 9. FREDERICK FRAHM: 3 New Mexico Sketches -Wyatt Smith (2007 Casavant/Congregational United Church of Christ, Iowa City, IA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/20/17)

NICOLAUS BRUHNS: Praeludium in GWyatt Smith (1984 Fritts-Richards/St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Seattle, WA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 2/2017)

KYLE SHAW: Toccata. ALEKSANDER JAN SZOPA: Fantasia, Veni Sancte Spiritus Wyatt Smith (Congregational United Church of Christ, Iowa City, IA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/20/17)

Szopa (1st Prize), LaRosa (2nd Prize), Landin, Croyle and Shaw (Honorable Mentions) were finalists in the American Guild of Organists Young Organists North Central 2017 Young Composers Competition, sponsored by the AGO Young Organists Group (AGOYO).

Hour 2

WILLIAM BOLCOM: What a friend we have in Jesus, fr Gospel Preludes Book I. FRANK FERKO: Mass for Dedication (Entrance-Offertory-Consecration-Postlude) –Ben Kerswell (1988 Holtkamp/1st United Methodist Church, Iowa City, IA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/22/17). Ben Kerswell won the 2017 North Central Regional AGO Young Organists Competition.

THOMAS HEYWOOD: Humoresque for Pedal Trombone, Op. 28 –Ahreum Han (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/3/13)

NICO MUHLY: The Rev’d Mustard His Installation PreludeKarl Robson. JUDITH BINGHAM: Saint Bride, Assisted by AngelsZach Zwahlen. THIERRY ESCAICH: Victimae Paschali VersesNathaniel Gumbs (2008 Fritts/Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/23/16)

These students were part of a Pipedreams Live! event at the Eastman School. Tune in next week for more!

Filler – BOLCOM (see above)


Special online features:

-Wyatt Smith about his concert-giving initiatives, and essentially his very successful, self-made career. 
-Wyatt Smith HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANN: Galliard et Variatio ex D at St. Alphonsus Church

APOBAPIPEDREAMS is supported by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from C. B. Fisk, Inc. of Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Foley-Baker, Inc. of Tolland, Connecticut, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. A resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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