The Pipes of Philadelphia #0316
Travel with us to the City of Brotherly Love. We’ll listen to a diverse group of instruments of various tone and texture, from a little Dieffenbach chamber organ that’s more than 200 years old to the lavish 1931 Skinner organ at Girard College. Our music also covers the gamut, from a Colonial voluntary to a Mexican toccata. Celebrate two centuries of the art of organbuilding in America, with a sampler of resilient, vintage instruments recorded in and around Philly. My friends in the Organ Historical Society and I invite you to join us for a celebration of The Pipes of Philadelphia.
HYMN: O praise ye the lord –Jonathan Bowen (1932 Bartholomay/St. Vincent de Paul RCC, Philadelphia, PA)
HYMN: Let the whole creation cry –Bruce Stevens (1868 E. & G.G. Hook/St. Joseph University Chapel, Philadelphia, PA)
These and other performances, on a total of 32 different pipe organs, are included in a 4CD album, Historic Organs of Philadelphia which is available from the OHS
The next annual Organ Historical Society National Convention, which is open to the public, takes place between June 19-28, 2003, centered in Harrisburg, with visits to Altoona, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Lebanon, Hershey, and York. Information online at.