1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Richard Rasch

The First Forty Years #2339

. . . an irreverent reflection on the somewhat unbelievable four-plus decade history of  PIPEDREAMS, with glimpses of the past, and projections for the future from host-producer Michael Barone.

Hour 1

#8301: Introduction to first 1983 Program

McNEIL ROBINSON:  Accompaniment to and Improvisation on O, that I had a thousand voicesMcNeil Robinson (1963 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis MN) PD Archive (r. 6/16/1980)

J. S. BACHFugue in C, BWV 564Robert (“Bart”) Pitman (1961 Holtkamp/St. John’s Abbey Church, Collegeville, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/11/1972)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN:  Scherzo, fr A Midsummer Night’s DreamKen Cowan (1926 Skinner/Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church, Detroit, MI) JAV 118

HERBERT HOWELLSTe Deum in E-flat, fr Collegium RegaleChoir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London/Barry Rose; John Scott (1927 Skinner/Cathedral of Saint Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 6/16/1980).  A fine BBC1 documentary “Paul’s Children” is available on Youtube.

RICHARD WAYNE DIRKSENSurge, illuminare, fr 3 Songs of Isaiah (premiere) –Choir of St. Thomas Church, New York City/Gerre Hancock; Judith Hancock (1937 Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) PD Archive (r. 6/28/82)

Filler – RAY HENDERSON:  Birth of the Blues

Hour 2

HENRY MARTINPrelude & Fugue No. 2 in eKen Cowan (1997 Fisk-Rosales/Edith Bates Old Recital Hall, Rice University, Houston, TX) Pipedreams 1004

GIAN CARLO MENOTTIRicercare (1984) –John Weaver (1937-1974 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) PD Archive (r. 1984) Pipedreams 1001

RICHARD STEWARTPrelude for Organ and Electronic SoundsDavid Engen (1985 Schantz/Church of St. Leo the Great, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams 1003

WILHELM GROSZ/HUGH WILLIAMSHarbor LightsJOHN STAFFORD SMITHThe Star-spangled Banner  –Scott Breiner (1932 Midmer-Losch/Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ) PD Archive (r. 8/2/23)

JOHN SCOTT (arr.):  Creator of the stars of night –Llandaff Cathedral Choir/Stephen Moore; Aaron Shilson (2010 Nicholson/Llandaff Cathedral, Wales) Regent 573

OLIVIER MESSIAEN (trans. Åberg):  Choral de la Sainte Montagne, fr La Transfiguration de Notre Seignejur Jésus-ChristLars Åberg (1974 Flentrop/de Doelen Concert Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands) Pipedreams Archive (#8304)

MENDELSSOHNAllegro, Chorale & Fugue in d/D –Thomas Murray (1938-1962 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, New York City) PD Archive (#8716) Pipedreams 1001

Filler – DIRKSEN (see above)

PIPEDREAMS is supported by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station.  Additional support comes from Paul Fritts & Company, Organ Builders of Tacoma, WA and Integrated Organ Technologies, Inc. of Roswell, GA, 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.  A resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.