The 1959 Schlicker organ at Valparaiso University, Ind.
The 1959 Schlicker organ at Valparaiso University, Ind.
Bob Wyer

An Organist’s Yearbook #0052

We reflect on the passing of time on our next Pipedreams broadcast. The old year now is gone and done. So are a number of wonderful musical friends whom we will honor and miss. But, we’ll also celebrate some intriguing new instruments, check up on the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia for a progress report on the ongoing restoration there, sample some recent recordings - including a disc which just won a ‘golden ears’ award from a popular audiophile journal and stop down in Mexico, where fireworks and the village band added to the excitement of a visit from some Norwegian performers.

J.S. BACH: 2 Chorale-preludes for the New Year: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist,S. 614; In Dir ist Freude, S. 615, from Little Organ Book, excerptsWolfgang Zerer (1692 Arp Schnitger [plus additions]/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) Hänssler CD-92.094

AARON DAVID MILLER: Improvisation on a Free Theme –Aaron David Miller (1995 Pasi/Trinity Lutheran, Lynnwood, WA) Dulcian CD-006

JEAN LANGLAIS: FeteJi-Yoen Choi (1959 Schlicker; 1996 Dobson/Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN) Naxos 8.555367

J.S. BACH: Trio, Allein Gott in der Höh, S. 664 –Diane Meredith Belcher (1998 Glatter-Götz; Rosales/Claremont UCC, Claremont, CA) JAV CD-115

THOMAS HAWEIS: Hymn, Praise to the Holiest –Choir of Saint Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington, DC, Jeffrey Smith, conductor; Bruce Neswick (1997 Schoenstein/St. Paul “K” Street, Washington, DC) Pro Organo CD 7090

FRANK BRIDGE: Allegro Marziale [1914] –Christopher Dearnley (1872 Henry Willis; 1992 Mander/Cathedral of St. Paul, London, England, UK) Amphion CD-161

TRADITIONAL (arranged by Carmichael): The Twelve Days of Christmas –The Bay Brass; John Fenstermaker (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Episcopal Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Gothic G49120

LEO SOWERBY: CarillonWilliam Whitehead (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Resmiranda CD-8004

EMMANUEL CHABRIER: Espana –roll-player realization by Albert Snow (1931 Skinner/Elm Court, Butler, PA) JAV CD-123

HENNING SOMMERRO (arranged): God’s Mother of Guadalupe –Ingeborg Hungnes, soprano; Henning Sommerro (1690 anonymous/Catedral Ciudad de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México) Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD222

ERNST PEPPING: Es kommt ein Schiff geladenE. Power Biggs (1688 Schnitger/St. Pankratius Church, Neuenfelde, Germany) Columbia M2S-697, #A4

STEVE ALLEN: This could be the start of something bigBarry Baker (1929 Wurlitzer/Ronald Wehmeier residence, Cleveland, OH) BLB Productions CD-1402

RAPEE: CharmaineGaylord Carter (Wurlitzer/San Gabriel Civic Auditorium, CA) New World CD-227

CYNTHIA ROBERTS-GREENE: Pie Jesu, from Memorial Requiem –Cynthia Heininger, mezzo soprano; Sarasota Camerata, Cynthia Roberts-Greene, conductor (St. Thomas More RCC, Sarasota, FL) Librax CD-1001

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN: Overture, Di Ballo, excerpt –Peter Richard Conte (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 10, 2000

MOORE: Greensleeves Fantasia –Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA) Gothic G49084

Filler –J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Nun danket alle Gott, S. 657, excerpt –Olivier Vernet (1714 Gottfried Silbermann/Freiberg Cathedral, Germany) Ligia Digital 0104080