1995 Letourneau organ at Pembroke College chapel, Oxford, England, UK
1995 Letourneau organ at Pembroke College chapel, Oxford, England, UK

Going on Record #0001

The organ places a brave foot forward into the new millennium, in solos and in the company of brass ensembles and symphonic bands, with sonic spectaculars and sweet soft sounds, too. This week Pipedreams celebrates the many characters of the king of instruments with a sampler of new instruments, recent repertoire and young players. Enjoy the demure delights of the organ at Pembroke College, Cambridge and the expansive voice of one of America’s largest instruments at the West Point Cadet Chapel. David Fedor teams up with the Ridgewood Concert Band in New Jersey, Paul Halley improvises at Spivey Hall, and Allison Leudecke and the Millennia Consort usher in a new century.

AARON COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man –Chris Nappi, percussion; William Trafka (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Bartholomew Episcopal, New York, NY) Pro Organo CD 7084

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Prelude and Fugue on the Name A-L-A-I-N, Opus 7 –Scott Dettra (1911 Möller, hugely expanded/West Point Cadet Chapel, Highland Falls, NY) Pro Organo CD 7063

PATRICK GOWERS: Viri Galilaei –Choir of Trinity Church, Brian Jones, conductor; H. Ross Wood (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/Trinity Church, Boston, MA) Dorian DOR 93191

ANTONIO VIVALDI (transcribed by J.S. BACH): Concerto in a, Opus 3, number 8 [S. 593] –Olivier Vernet (1991 Ahrend/Basilica of San Simpliciano, Milan, Italy) Ligia Digital 0104065

PAUL HINDEMITH: Sonata Number 2 –David Titterington (1995 Letourneau/Damon Wells Chapel, Pembroke College, Oxford, England, UK) Classical Recording Company 901

NOEL RAWSTHORNE: Aria. GOSS-CUSTARD: Chelsea Fayre –Simon Lindley (1905 Abbott & Smith/Town Hall, Leeds, England, UK) OxRecs CD-71

ARTHUR BLISS: Salute –Millennia Consort [brass]; Alison Luedecke (1968 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul Cathedral, San Diego, CA) World Library CD-3070

PAUL HALLEY: Outer Hebrides –Paul Halley

JAROMÍR WEINBERGER (arranged by Bainum): Polka & Fugue, from Schwanda the Bagpiper –Ridgewood Concert Band, Christian Wilhjelm, conductor; David Fedor (1954; 1990 Schantz/Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Newark, NJ) Pro Organo CD 7055