The city of Minneapolis.
The city of Minneapolis.
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Conventional Wisdom: Minnesota Memories #1403

…concert performances from the 2008 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Hour 1

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, fr Organ Symphony No. 10, Op. 73 (Symphonie Romane) –Stephen Tharp (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/23/08)

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Symphonic Chorale, Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade, Op. 87, no. 1 –Elke Völker (1949 Wicks/Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/23/08)

DAVID EVAN THOMAS: Psalm and DanceJane Garvin, flute; Lily Ardalan (1981 Holtkamp/Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/23/08)

AD WAMMES: MiroirAndrew Yeargin (1983 van Daalen/Jehovah Lutheran Church, Saint Paul) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/24/08) 

LOUIS VIERNE: 3 Pieces de Fantasie, Op. 51 (No. 1, Prélude; No. 3, Caprice; No. 4; Intermezzo). LEO SOWERBY: Fast and Sinister (mvt. 2), fr Symphony in G –Jan Kraybill (1998 Hendrickson/Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/25/08)

Hour 2

W. F. BACH: Fugue in B-flat. J. L KREBS: Trio in c. ERNST FRIEDRICH RICHTER: Trio, Allein Gott in der Höh. FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Allegro Chorale and Fugue in d/D. –Julia Brown (1976 Brunzema-Casavant/Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, Saint Paul) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/24/08)

MONTE MASON: The Dance of Our LadyClark Duhrkopf, saxophone; Christopher Stroh (1983 Möller/Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/23/08)

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI: RicercareJohn Weaver (1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/24/08)

CLEMENT SCHOLEFIELD: Hymn, St. Clement (“The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended”)Mark Sedio, organist. TOM TRENNY: Improvisation-Postlude on St. ClementTom Trenny (1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/22/08)


We will continue to reflect on Conventional Wisdom by drawing upon other recordings made during several past AGO conventions while anticipating the next one coming up in Boston (June 22-27, 2014), and hoping to see you there!

During the AGO’s 2008 National Convention in the Twin Cities, Michael Barone was host for a multi-faceted Pipedreams Live! event at the Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN. Share in the fun (Part 1 and Part 2), and additional highlights from AGO 2008 online.

Also, the Minnesota Organ Book was featured in yet another program.