1987 Gabriel Kney/University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, MN
1987 Gabriel Kney/University of Saint Thomas, Saint Paul, MN

The Kney Players #1829

…concert performances on the Gabriel Kney pipe organ at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN.

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in d, BuxWV 140Balint Karosi (r. 11/15/15)

HENRY HUGH BANCROFT: A Fancy. GASTON LITAIZE: Prélude et Danse Fuguée. LITAIZE: Prélude & Variations sur un noël Angevin, fr Douze Pièces Michael Unger (r. 3/30/09)

HERBERT HOWELLS: Master Tallis’ Testament. THIERRY ESCAICH: Evocation IIClive Driskill-Smith (r. 4/3/16)

WILLIAM MATHIAS: Chorale & Recessional John Scott (r. 4/14/08)

Filler: BUXTEHUDE (see above)

Hour 2

G. F. HANDEL (trans. Owolabi): Rinaldo Overture. J. S. BACH: Allein Gott in der Höh, BWV 676. PAMELA DECKER: Albarda, fr Flores del DesiertoKola Owolabi (r. 9/24/17)

JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK: Chromatic FantasyJoseph Adam (r. 2/27/06)

RACHEL LAURIN: 2 Short Pieces, Op. 43, nos. 3 & 5 (Intermezzo; Moto Perpetuo)Rachel Laurin (r. 6/26/08)

NORD JOHNSON: Epic (1982). RACHEL LAURIN: Prelude & Fugue in f, Op. 45 (2007). FLOR PEETERS: Aria, Op. 51 (1945). RICHARD VOORHAAR: Thaxted Fancy (2004) —David P. Jenkins (r. 9/16/12)

Filler: MATHIAS Recessional (see above)

Between 1955 and his semi-retirement in 2006, Gabriel Kney and his co-workers build 129 pipe organs, the majority with mechanical-action, found throughout the United States and Canada. This one at the University of Saint Thomas is one of the best.