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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1859 Hook
1859 Hook/Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, North Easton, MA

American Pioneers

…the art of the organ in our country got a good start with the help of these fine fellows.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

WILLIAM BILLINGS (1746-1800):  ChesterE. Power Biggs and Philip Cooper (1800 Diefenbach/Berks County Historical Society, Reading, PA) Columbia MS6161 & AFKA 540

DAVID MORITZ MICHAEL (1751-1827):  3 Movements from Instrumental SuitesE. Power Biggs (1804 Tannenberg/York Country Historical Society, York, PA) Columbia MS6161

DUDLEY BUCK (1839-1909):  Variations on The Star-spangled Banner, Op. 23Adam Brakel (2000 Austin/Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Palm Beach, FL) Raven 933

ARTHUR FOOTE (1853-1937):  Allegretto (ii.) & Festival March (i), fr Op. 29Kevin Birch (1895 Woodberry/Spanaway Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA) OHS 2008

ALBERT BECKER (1834-1899):  Adagio, Op. 20 –Robert Murray, violin; Ardyth Lohuis (1893 Woodberry & Harris/1st Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro, VA) Raven 230

HORATIO PARKER (1863-1919):  Quick March (for two organists) –Tim and Cheryl Drewes (1890 Kilgen/Trinity Lutheran Church, Tacoma, WA) OHS 2008

PARKER:  Slumber Song, Op. 68, no. 1; Concert Piece No. 1, Op. 17, no. 2Albert Ahlstrom (1895 Müller & Abel/St. Joseph’s Church, New York, NY) Raven 340. This year marks the centennial of the death (12/18/19) of American organist, composer and teacher Horatio Parker.

Filler – FOOTE:  Festival March (see above)

Hour 2

PARKERSonata in e-flat, Op. 65 Allegro moderato (i.) –Karl Moyer (1859 Hook/Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, North Easton, MA) Raven 290; Andante (ii.) –Rudolf Innig (2003 Kuhn/Osnabrück Cathedral, Germany) MD&G 317.1741; Allegretto (iii.) –David Chalmers (1864 Hook/Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA) Gloria Dei Cantores 011; Fugue (iv.) –Karl Moyer (1859 Hook/Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, North Easton, MA) Raven 290;

CHARLES IVES (1874-1954):  Fugue No. 2, S. 136 (1898) –Iain Quinn (1962 Harrison/Coventry Cathedral, England) Chandos 10489

GEORGE WHITEFIELD CHADWICK (1854-1931):  Theme, Variations & Fugue (arr. Goodrich) –Parker Ramsay (1955 Aeolian-Skinner/Byrnes Auditorium, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC) Raven 154

Filler – PARKER:  Concert Piece No. 1 (see above)

APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their 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 Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc. of Stowe, PA and OSI, Total Pipe Organ Resources of Erie, PA, 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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