1921 E.M. Skinner organ at Saint Luke’s Episcopal, Evanston, IL
1921 E.M. Skinner organ at Saint Luke’s Episcopal, Evanston, IL

Windy City Pipes #0623

Sounds of some noteworthy and historic instruments in and around Chicago, as prelude to upcoming national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society.

RICHARD WAGNER: Grand March, from TannhäuserKen Cowan (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL) JAV CD-141

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata Number 5 in D, Opus 65 –Stephen Tharp (1983 Casavant Frères/St. Clement RCC, Chicago, IL) Naxos 8.553583

LOUIS VIERNE: Stele pour un enfant défunt, from Triptique, Opus 58. COR KEE: Psalm 17 –Jan Jongepier (1989 Flentrop/Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago, IL) Lindenberg LBCD-11

WOLFGANG SEIFEN: Chorale-improvisation, Wie schön leuchtet der MorgensternWolfgang Seifen (1971 Aeolian-Skinner/Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago, IL) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 20, 2000

ROY STOUGHTON: The Courts of Jamshyd, GABRIEL DUPONT: MeditationMary Gifford (1882 Steere & Turner/Pullman UMC, Chicago, IL) Giffitz CD-001

CARLETON INNISS: Jubilation, from A Spiritual ServiceMary Gifford (1902 Lyon & Healy/Basilica of our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, IL) Giffitz CD-002

HORATIO PARKER: Eclogue, Opus 36, number 4 –William Aylesworth (1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL) Arsis CD-122

MICHAEL COLGRASS: Finale, from Snow Walker, Concerto for Organ and Orchestra –David Schrader (1998 Casavant Frères/Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL); Grant Park Orchestra, Carlos Kalmar, conductor; Cedille CD-9063

BEN KANTER: Chicago RhythmJim Kozak (Van der Molen Studio/Wheaton, IL) Ridgeway Productions CD-2006

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Scherzo, Opus 2. LOUIS VIERNE: Toccata, Opus 53, number 6 –Erik William Suter (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/St. John Evangelical Lutheran, Forest Park, IL) JAV CD-105

FREDERIC ARCHER: Motivo, from Archer’s Organ Book [1882] –Michael Surratt, organ. ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Finale, from Organ Sonata Number 2 in D, Opus 65 –Wolfgang Rübsam (1891 Roosevelt/St. James RCC, Chicago, IL) COHS CD-001


The OHS convention takes place June 25-30, 2006 in and around Saratoga Springs, New York, while the AGO convention will be in the Chicago area July 2-6, 2006. In each case, you are invited to attend!