1949 Wicks
1949 Wicks

Virtuous Virtual Virtuosos (II) #2028

…another set of singular concert performances from the Pipedreams Archive.

Hour 1

J. S. BACH: Prelude, Adagio & Fugue in C, BWV 545Dong-ill Shin (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA) PD Archive (r. 8/22/18). Check out the complete, compelling and convoluted history of The Great Organ of Methuen in Barbara Owen’s detailed account published by the Organ Historical Society.

KIT DOWNES: 2 Pieces (Black is the color of my true love’s hairFlying Foxes)Kit Downes (2001 Lively-Fulcher/St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 6/30/19). Kit’s album of organ improvisations, Obsidian, is available from ECM Records 2559.

G. F. HANDELLargo, fr Xerxes. HECTOR OLIVERA: Improvisation on themes by Saint-Saëns, Lloyd-Webber and Reubke) –Hector Olivera (1930 Wicks + 2001 Rieger-Kloss/Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Rochester, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/26/19)

Filler – DOWNES: Black is the color of my true love’s hair (see above)

Hour 2

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in a, BuxWV 153David Jenkins (2000 Noack/St. Paul Seminary Chapel, St. Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/19/19)

ROBERT HEBBLEHeraldings. LEO SOWERBYCarillon. MARCEL DUPRÉAnnunciation, Op. 56. EDMOND LEMIAGRE: Capriccio. DUDLEY BUCK: Variations on Old Folks at Home. SEARLE WRIGHT: Introduction, Passacaglia & FugueNicholas Schmelter (1949 Wicks/Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/15/18)

Filler – J. S. BACH: Fugue in C, BWV 545 (see above)

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