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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1930 Wurlitzer
1930 Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO

Water Music

…fluent fingers fantasize the finer features of flowing streams, raging rivers, lazy or torrential raindrops, etc. as we acknowledge the importance of water in the organist’s repertoire!

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK:  Variations, Ich fuhr mich über RheineRhonda Sider Edgington (2012 Wahl/Augustana Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL) RSE 2015

LOUIS VIERNESur le Rhin, Op. 54, no. 5Maxine Thévenot (1931 Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven 909

HOAGY CARMICHAELLazy RiverDean Lemire (Wurlitzer/Oak Park Skating Rink, Portland, OR) ATOS 2010

HENRY MANCINIMoon RiverJonathan Ortloff (Wurlitzer/Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI) ATOS 2011

HERB BROWNSingin’ in the rainDwight Thomas (Page/Stephenson High School, Stone Mountain, GA) ATOS 2013

PERCY FLETCHERFountain ReverieJustin Hartz (1929 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, PA) Pro Organo 7024

TREVOR WESTONRivers of living waterTrinity Choir/Julian Wachner, conductor; Avi Stein (2003 Marshall & Ogletree/Trinity Church Wall Street, New York, NY) Acis 72290

BEDRICH SMETANA (trans. Bannasch):  The MoldauHarry van Wijk (1931 Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven 979 

Filler – CARMICHAEL (see above)

Hour 2

LUCIEN DENNI:  The Oceana RollTony Fenelon (Wurlitzer/Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington, IL) Pipedreams Archive (r. 5/19/04)

ALAN MENKENUnder the Sea, fr The Little MermaidCharlie Balogh (Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) ERB Enterprizes 110

MADELEINE DRINGCaribbean DanceSimon Gledhill (1927 Wurlitzer/Alabama Theatre/Birmingham, AL) ALA 1783-09

EDOUARD COMMETTESur le lacMichael Eckerle (1901 Schwarz/Salem Abbey, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) Motette 12631

FELIX MENDELSSOHNVenetian Gondola Song (fr Lieder ohne Worte), Op. 19, no. 6Christian von Blohn (1780 Holzhey/Obermarchtal Münster, Germany) Organ 7250

BRUCE NESWICKI will set his dominion in the seaCathedral Choir & Choristers/Maxine Thévenot, director; Stephen Tharp (2002 Reuter/Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, NM) Raven 954

EDWARD ELGARSea Slumber-Song & Sabbath Morning at Sea, fr Sea Pictures, Op. 37Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano; Grace Cloutier, harp; Nigel Potts (2008 Schoenstein/Christ & St. Stephen’s Church, New York, NY) MSR Classics 1532

ROBERT MAXWELLEbb TideHans Uwe Hielscher (1930 Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO) Tonträger 2014

JEROME KERNShowboat MedleyTom Hazleton (Wurlitzer/San Sylmar Collection, Sylmar, CA) Pro Arte 434

Filler – SMETANA (see above)

APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in memory of Wesley C. Dudley by his family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Foley-Baker, Inc. of Tollund, CT, and Paul Fritts & Company Organ Builders of Tacoma, WA, 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. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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