Historic Chicago #1222
…intriguing pipe organs revive the aura of past centuries while making beautiful sounds in the Windy City for the Organ Historical Society.
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: March, from Symphony Number 3, Opus 14, number 3 –William Aylesworth (1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL)
DUDLEY BUCK: Scherzo, from Grand Sonata, Opus 22 –David Schrader (1883 Johnson & Son/St. Paul RCC, Valparaiso, IN)
CONRAD KOCHNER (arranged by William H. Monk): Dix with the Barbauld hymn, Praise to God, immortal praise –Timothy Smith (1909 Van Dinter/Holy Trinity RCC, Chicago, IL)
HORATIO W. PARKER: Pastoral Interlude, Opus 32, number 4 –Susan Werner Friesen (1904 Wisconsin/Saint Mary RCC, Buffalo Grove, IL)
SETH BINGHAM: Toccata on Leoni, Opus 36, number 3. LEONI (adapted): Leoni with the Olivers hymn, The God of Abraham praise! –Will Headlee (1930 Wurlitzer/Temple Sholom, Chicago, IL)
GUSTAV MERKEL: Fantasy in e, Opus 133, number 4 –James Hammann (1920 Kimball/St. Mary of the Angels RCC, Chicago, IL)
ERIC DeLAMARTER: Flourish, from Suite –John Sherer (1930 Möller/Epworth UMC, Chicago, IL)
FELIX BOROWSKI: Sonata No. 1  (1921 Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Evanston, IL)
Filler – DUDLEY BUCK (see above)
JOHN STAFFORD SMITH: The Star-spangled Banner –William Aylesworth (1875 E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings/Scottish Rite Cathedral, Chicago, IL)
JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Variations, Onder een linde groen –Jason Alden (1879 Steinmeyer/Holy Family RCC, Chicago, IL)
WILLIAM WALOND: Voluntary in d –Ruth Tweeten (1905 Lyon & Healy/St. Andrew Episcopal, Evanston, IL)
GEORGE THALBEN-BALL: Elegy –David Dahl (1891 Roosevelt/St. James RCC, Chicago, IL)
CARL GOTTHELF GLÄSER: Azmon with the Wesley hymn, O, for a thousand tongues to sing –Elizabeth Naegele (1906 Austin/St. Paul Community Church, Chicago, IL)
CLARENCE EDDY: Fugue in a –Stephen Schnurr (1891 Roosevelt/First Congregational, Michigan City, IN)
FRANK FERKO: Fugue on Saint Anne –Derek Nickels (1928 Skinner/University Church, Chicago, IL)
WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Sweet Sixteenths. ROBERTA BITGOOD: On an Ancient Alleluia –Sally Cherrington Beggs (1892 Hutchings/St. Joseph RCC, Chicago, IL)
GEORG SCHUMANN: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern –Kristin Farmer (1898 Lyon & Healy/Lake View Presbyterian, Chicago, IL)
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, from Symphony Number 3, Opus 14, number 2 –Dana Robinson (1902 Lyon & Healy/Basilica of our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, IL)
These performances were ecorded in 2002 during an Organ Historical Society national convention. A more complete documentation of these and other instruments is available as OHS CD-02
An almost entirely different roster of organs will be presented this summer when the OHS returns to Chicago for its 2012 convention, July 8-13, 2012! Feel free to call too: 804-353-9226 for more information about the convention.
An exhaustive survey of this and other instruments can be found in a two-volume study, Pipe Organs of Chicago, edited by Stephen J. Schnurr, Jr. and Dennis E. Northway.