Methuen Memories #2131
...selections from the 75th anniversary season of the famous Walcker/Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall in Massachusetts.
SIR WALTER ALCOCK: Marche Triumphale. HEALEY WILLAN: Andante, Fugue & Chorale –Adam Pajan (r. 6/9/21)
JONATHAN DOVE: The Dancing Pipes (2014) –Michael Hey (r. 5/19/21)
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Joos): Andante, fr Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 102 –Shaylen Joos, harp. MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Prelude & Fugue on the Name ALAIN, Op. 7 –Marshall Joos (r. 5/10/21)
Filler – SOL: Solitude (see Michael Hey above)
J. S. BACH: Komm, heiliger Geist, here Gott, BWV 651 –Bridgette Wargovich (r. 5/26/21)
SAMUEL BARBER: To Longwood Gardens. FELA SOWANDE: Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho. BILLY STRAYHORN (arr. Wyton): Lotus –Cathy Meyer (r. 6/23/21)
JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Paraphrase, Attende Domine. THÉODORE-CÉSAR SALOMÉ: Grand Choeur in G, fr 10 Pieces, Volume 1 –Jeremy Bruns (r. 6/16/21)
MAURICE RAVEL (trans. Houlihan): Vocalise-Etude in the Form of a Habanera –Christopher Houlihan (r. 6/30/21)
CARSON COOMAN: Alborada/Sunrise. CHRISTA RAKICH: Homage a Gershwin (Quodlibet on Slane). ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK: Great Day (1999) –Scott Lamlein (r. 6/2/21)
Filler – ALCOCK (see Adam Pajan above)
A photo-enhanced history of the Great Music Hall Organ, its story on the website of its present-day curator, the Andover Organ Company, and a lavish photo-album of its present home, prepared by Len Levasseur of The NEO Press, can be found online.
Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Solid State Organ Systems, of Alexandria, VA, and the Syndyne Corporation, of Vancouver, WA, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.