1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA
1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA

The Sounds of Summer Suspended? #2022

…we highlight a few of the famous pipe organs for which the summer season usually is particularly active.

Hour 1

RICHARD WAGNER: Parsifal FanfaresMonty Maxwell (Midmer-Losh/Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ) PD Archive (r. 7/3/19)

ARTHUR SULLIVAN: The Yeoman of the Guard OverturePeter Richard Conte (Wanamaker organ/Macy’s Center City Store, Philadelphia, PA) PD Archive (r. 6/2/18)

J. S. BACH: Toccata in F, BWV 540Michael Murray (1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA) Telarc 80049

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Finale, fr Organ Symphony in g, Op. 35Frederick Hohman (1912-1926 Austin/Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME) Pro Organo 7117

HUMPHREY STEWART: Spanish Military MarchCarole Williams (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) SOS 8

GIACOMO PUCCINI (trans. Ennis-Conte): Nessun dorma, fr Turandot –Andrew Ennis, flugelhorn; Peter Richard Conte (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) PD Archive (r. 7/22/19)

LOUIS JAMES ALFRED LEFEBURE-WELY: 2 Pieces (Pastorale in G; Sortie in E-flat) –Gordon Turk (Hope-Jones, expanded/Ocean Grove Auditorium, Ocean Grove, NJ) Dorian 90267

Filler – BACH (see above)

Hour 2

G. F. HANDEL: Air & Hornpipe, fr Water Music. JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: Variations on the Austrian HymnRichard Erickson (1932 Barton-1976 Berschdorf/Hibbing High School Auditorium, Hibbing, MN) PD Archive (r. 6/21/79)

ROBERT CUNDICK: DivertimentoCarlton Russell (1860 Hook/St. John's Church, Bangor, ME) St. John’s Concerts 101-97

JAMES BECKEL: Voluntary in C. FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Fugue in C, fr Sonata No. 2, Op. 65, no. 2Thomas Dressler (1847 Ferris/Auditorium, Round Lake, NY) Round Lake 2001

DANIEL PINKHAM: Pastorale for Harp & Organ –Sandra Bittermann, harp; Susan Armstrong (1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA) AFKA 542

HERBERT HOWELLS: Prelude Sine Nomine. SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Inferno, fr Symphonic Chorale, Op. 87. no. 2Christopher Johnson (Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, New York, NY) JAV 168

Filler – LEFEBURE-WELY Sortie in E-flat


For the latest information regarding performances at these venues, check their websites.

Boardwalk Hall Historic Organ Restoration Committee

Friends of the Wanamaker Organ

Methuen Memorial Music Hall

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ

Spreckels Organ Society

Ocean Grove Auditorium Organ

St John's Organ Society

Round Lake Auditorium

Riverside Church