Anton Heiller Memorial Organ/Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN
Anton Heiller Memorial Organ/Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN

Pipedreams Live! in Collegedale, Tennessee (Encore of #0903) #2231

. . . instrument, artist, and audience participate in music improvised, played and sung.

Hour One

SIETZE de VRIES:  Fantasy, Du meine Seele singe’Sietze de Vries (1724 Vater-2000 Edskes/St. Petrikirche, Melle, Germany) Edskes Orgelbau 2.2000

*DIETERICH BUXTEHUDEPraeludium in C, BuxWV 137

*De VRIES:  Improvisations on Psalm 98, New Songs of Celebration Render

De VRIES:  Variations on Psalm 26 –Sietze de Vries (1655 Schnyder/Muri Abbey, Switzerland) Edskes Orgelbau 2.2000

*De VRIES:  Versets on Psalm 42, Comfort, comfort ye my people

Filler:  BACH Toccata in F, S. 540 –Wolfgang Rübsam (Naxos CD-8.553135)

Hour Two

KENNETH JENNINGSWith a voice of singingJAVIER BUSTOPater nosterMOSES HOGANWe shall walk through the valley in peace –I Cantori/Gennevieve Brown-Kibble, director

J. S. BACH: 6 Chorale-preludes (Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, S. 601; Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, S. 626; Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, S. 635; Das alte Jahr vergangen ist, S. 614; In dulci jubilo, S. 608), fr OrgelbüchleinAugust Humer (1986 Brombaugh/Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN) Extempore 47881

PHILIP GLASSMad RushDonald Joyce (1986 Brombaugh/Collegedale, TN) Catalyst CD-61825

*De VRIES:  Solo Improvisation in the Style of Buxtehude on Themes by Edvard Grieg

*De VRIES:  Improvisations on Hyfrodol (Alleluia! Sing to Jesus)

Filler:  BACH Fugue in F, S. 540 –Wolfgang Rübsam (Naxos CD-8.553135)

Memorial Organ at the Collegedale Church of Southern Adventist University in Tennessee.  Guest Dutch recitalist Sietze de Vries explored the varied sonic possibilities of John Brombaugh’s magnum opus tracker-action instrument from 1986 (with 70 stops, 108 ranks, and 4861 individual pipes).  Gennevieve Brown-Kibble directed the campus choir and congregation in lusty song, to which Mr. de Vries provided imaginative improvised accompaniments and interpolations.  Both George Ritchie (Raven CD-400) and Wolfgang Rübsam (Naxos CD-8.553135) have recorded all-Bach albums featuring the Collegedale Brombaugh organ.

This ENCORE broadcast first aired during the week of January 19, 2009. 

You can further your understanding of the organ in the Collegedale Church by listening to a program devoted to performances recorded during the instrument/s inauguration in 1986 (Tennessee Tracker #8633). 

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