1961 Holtkamp/St. John's Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN
1961 Holtkamp/St. John's Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN

More Minnesota Memories #2012

…drawn from the archives, arresting repertoire and performances featuring Minnesota venues and instruments.

Hour 1

FELIX MENDELSSOHNVariations Sérieuses, Op. 65Michel Bouvard (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas Chapel, Saint Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 3/17/13)

JEROME COLLER:  Organ Suite, Firmator Sancte (Prelude-Toccata-Postlude) –Robert 'Bart' Pitman (1961 Holtkamp/St. John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/11/1972).  An annual scholarship for young keyboard players is sponsored in Pitman’s memory by the Delaware Valley Music Club.

JAMES BIERY2 Chorale-preludes (Draw us in the spirit’s tether; Sing with all the saints in glory)Marilyn Biery (1925 Skinner & 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/19/2000)

AARON DAVID MILLER:  3 Pieces (A Flower Opens-Fireflies-To the Walker)Aaron David Miller (2014 Marrin/St. Boniface Church, Cold Spring, MN) PD Archive (r. 9/21/14)

Filler – MENDELSSOHN (see above)

Hour 2

GASTON LITAIZEScherzo & Lied, fr Douze Pieces; Prelude et Danse FuguéeDexter Kennedy (1987 Kney/University of St. Thomas Chapel, Saint Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/9/2016)

JAMES CALLAHANKyrie, Dies Irae & In Paradisum, fr Requiem for Organ (1990) –James Callahan (1925 Skinner & 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 1/11/1998)

TRADITIONAL (arr. Chouinard):  All through the nightBill Chouinard (2011 Schantz/Church of the Gesu, Milwaukee, WI) PD Archive (r. 8/13/2011)

GEORGE SHEARING:  2 Pieces (Amazing Grace & I love Thee, Lord), fr Sacred SoundsPIERRE COCHEREAUScherzo SymphoniqueDaryl Robinson (2003 Blackinton/Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN) PD Archive (r. 9/19/14)

Filler – MILLER:  A Flower Opens (see above)

Many additional programs drawn from Minnesota performances can be accessed in the PIPEDREAMS program archive…give a listen!