The newly expanded gallery organ in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Paul.
The newly expanded gallery organ in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Paul.

At Saint Paul, in Saint Paul's #1442

…recordings on the 1927 Skinner and 1963 Aeolian–Skinner organs in the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Paul, in Minnesota’s capital city.

Olivier Latry performs for a captive audience.
Olivier Latry performs for a captive audience.
 

Hour 1

ALEXANDRE GUILMANTFinale, fr Sonata No. 1 in d, Op. 42Olivier Latry (r. 10/24/2013)

JAMES HOPKINSChantasy for Two Organs (1999).  RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMSRhosymedreWILBUR HELD:  Prelude, When in our music… (2003) –Marilyn and James Biery (r. 7/25/2003)

OLIVIER LATRY:  Improvisation (Saint Paul & Masqueray) –Olivier Latry (r. 10/24/13)

Hour 2

LOUIS VIERNEAllegro vivace, fr Symphony No. 1, Op. 14James Biery (r. 7/25/2003)

STEPHEN PAULUSThe Triumph of the Saint (for organ duet) –Marilyn and James Biery (r. 5/9/1999)

DAVID EVAN THOMAS5 Preludes on Welsh Hymns (Llanfair; Rhys; Aberstwyth; Suo Gan; Variations on a Ground-St. Denio) –Marilyn Biery (r. 7/25/2003)

THIERRY ESCAICHEvocation IIOlivier Latry (r. 10/24/13)


Additional performances from Olivier Latry’s 2013 concert are available here for online listening:

            MAURICE DURUFLÉ: , fr Suite, Opus 5
            CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: , fr Organ Symphony No. 5, Op. 42, no. 1

Previous programs featuring the organs of the Saint Paul Cathedral, which date back to the very beginnings of these PIPEDREAMS broadcasts, can be accessed in our archive, 24/7.


Recordings by engineer William F. Lund and Alan Stricklin were made over a period of years, featuring the Cathedral instruments in their original condition and following the recent expansion of the gallery organ by Quimby Pipe Organs, Inc. In addition to some tonal additions, the Aeolian-Skinner now boasts new casework by Duncan Stroik, designed in the style of the Cathedral’s architect Emmanuel Masqueray.

The Stephen Paulus organ duet, The Triumph of the Saint, recently has been recorded by the couple who commissioned the work back in 1994, Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault (Gothic 49292).  You also can view the three scenes by Renaissance painter Hieronymous Bosch upon which the Paulus score is based:  (The Flight and Failure of Saint Anthony; Saint Anthony in Meditation; and Temptation of St. Anthony.