American Premieres #0039
It’s about the adventure of discovery, the excitement of surprise. On the next Pipedreams program we explore recent works by mostly American composers, including a Concerto for Organ Solo, and a lyric Cantilena that sounds like a cool, slow jazz solo brought to church. For the kids, a funny, quasi-rap piece about Rex, the King of Instruments. Some people will do anything to get your attention, and our highlight is a stunning item for organ, strings and percussion which will knock your socks off. Don’t miss the great sounds, American Premieres, this week on Pipedreams. To learn more about Stephen Paulus and Norman Mackenzie, read Family Secret by Michael Barone.
DANIEL BURTON: Rex - An Introduction to the King of Instruments  –Michael Barone, narrator –Robert Scoggin (1958 Möller+Sipe rebuild/Christ UMC, Rochester, MN) Pipedreams Archive recording
STEPHEN PAULUS: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion ; Toccata, Elegy, Scherzo, Finale –Members of the Atlanta Symphony, George Hanson, conductor; Norman Mackenzie (1987 Petty-Madden/Trinity Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams PD 1003
Filler –STEPHEN PAULUS Concerto, Elegy (see above)