2001 Bigelow at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Salt Lake City, UT
2001 Bigelow at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Celebration #1532

…excerpts from inaugural concerts on new Utah-built Michael Bigelow pipe organs at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral and St. Ambrose Catholic Church.

Hour 1

NICOLAUS BRUHNS: Praeludium in eJulia Brown. CARL PIUTTE: Schmücke dich, o liebe SeeleLinda Margetts. ALICE JORDAN: Trumpet Tune in C –Bonnie Goodliffe (2001 Bigelow/St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Salt Lake City, UT) Pipedreams Archive (r. 9/23/12)

DAVID N. JOHNSON: Trumpet Tune in AChristopher Huntzinger. CLAY CHRISTIANSEN: Four Originals (Beautiful Savior; Lead kindly light; Scherzetto; Praise to the Lord)Clay Christiansen (1967 Holtkamp–2013 Bigelow/St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Salt Lake City) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/25/13)

WOLFGANG RÜBSAM: O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf (2 verses) –Julia Brown. MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Variations on Veni Creator SpiritusRichard Elliott (St. Mark’s Cathedral)

HENRI MULET: Tu es petra, fr Byzantine SketchesClay Christiansen (St. Ambrose Church)

Hour 2

FLOR PEETERS: Ein feste Burg, Op. 69, no. 10; Aria –Linda Margetts. JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Scherzoso, fr Sonata No. 8, O. 132Andrew Unsworth. RAYMOND HAHN: Prelude on EventideBonnie Goodliff. RICHARD WAGNER: Festival March, fr TannhäuserRichard Elliott (1992 Kenneth Jones/Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/16/13)

DAVID CHAMBERLIN: 2 Voluntaries (Praise to the Lord; God of power, God of right).  J. S. BACH: Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650. EDVARD GRIEG (trans. Chamberlin): Holberg Suite (Praeludium; Sarabande; Rigaudon). CHAMBERLIN: Passacaglia on a theme by Robert Cundick (Easter Morn) –David Chamberlin (St. Ambrose Catholic Church)

A CD album featuring a Choral Vespers for the Blessing of the Organ at St. Ambrose Church, plus the inaugural recital by Clay Christiansen, is available from St. Ambrose Recordings (CD 1002).

Daily organ concerts continue on Temple Square at the Mormon Tabernacle, and the Eccles Organ Festival at Cathedral of Madeleine commences its five-concert 2015/2016 season on September 13.

Michael Barone with organ builder Michael Bigelow regarding Bigelow’s entry to and perspective on the profession.