The First Twenty Years #0201
Where do the hours and the months and years go? Can you believe it? Our next Pipedreams program observes the 20th anniversary of our first national broadcast, which was way back in the winter of 1982. Believe it or not, we were hatching our plans even before then. This week, hear some of those earliest tapes, plus get a sampler of things we’ve done and places we’ve been over the past two decades. After 20 years has it all been played? Not a chance. Some bright ideas never dim, and this week we’ll reflect on a score of great music and plan for the future. Organ music on the Radio? Absolutely! Listen as we celebrate the first twenty years, an anniversary retrospective, this week on Pipedreams.
GERALD NEAR: Sing Alleluia forth! –Choir of Saint Thomas Church, Gerre Hancock, conductor; Judith Hancock (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Pipedreams Archive recorded 1982
RON NELSON: Pebble Beach Sojourn –Festival Brass and Percussion Ensemble, Denis de Coteau, conductor; Carole Terry (1971 Ruffatti/Cathedral of St. Mary, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams Archive recorded 1984
STEPHEN PAULUS: Finale, from Organ Concerto  –Atlanta Symphony Orchestra members, George Hanson, conductor; Norman Mackenzie [recorded June 29, 1992] (1987 Petty-Madden/Trinity Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams PD 1003
Filler –McNEIL ROBINSON: Improvisation on Dominick Argento’s Let all the world in every corner sing –McNeil Robinson (1963 Casavant Frères/Central Lutheran, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded 1980