2006 Dobson/Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
2006 Dobson/Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders

Anniversary Adulation #2345

. . . selections from four centuries by musicians who have achieved significant milestones this year.

Hour 1

WILLIAM BYRD (d. 1623):  Fantasia in CJoseph Payne (1983 Bozeman/St. Paul’s Church, Boston, MA) Naxos 8.550719

BYRDThe BellsSusan Jane Matthews (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Gothic 49304

ANTON HEILLER (b. 1923):  Partita, Vater unser im HimmelreichRoman Summereder (1774 Chrismann+1873 Mauracher+2006 Kögler/St. Florian Monastery, Austria) Ambiente Audio 2027

MAX REGER (b. 1873):  3 Chorale-preludes, fr Op. 67 (Werde munter, mein Gemüte (no. 47); Straf mich nicht in deinem Zorn (no. 37); Warum sollt ich mich den grömen (no. 43) –Joachim Vetter (1938 Sauer/St. Mary’s Church, Rostock, Germany) Motette 11651 

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (b. 1873):  Prelude in c#, Op. 3, no. 2Thomas Hazleton (1931 Möller/Convention Hall, Philadelphia, PA) PORC 1993 

RACHMANINOFFModerato (i.), fr Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18 –Jeremy Filsell, piano; Peter Richard Conte (Wanamaker organ/Macy’s Department Store, Philadelphia, PA) Raven 155

Filler – REGER:  Werde munter, mein Gemüte (see above)

Hour 2

BYRDQueen’s AlmanGustav Leonhardt (2001 Matthias Griewisch claviorganum) Alpha 815

THOMAS WEELKES (d. 1623):  2 VoluntariesThomas Howell (1986 Mander/Chichester Cathedral, England) Regent 571

GYÖRGY LIGETI (b. 1923):  Volumina (excerpt) –Zsigmond Szathmáry (1992 Mathis/St. Martin’s Church, Outen, Switzerland) Sony 62307.

LIGETIBela Bartok in memoriam (ix.), fr Musica RicercataLIGETICapriccioPierre Charial (barrel organ) Sony 62310

REGERFugue in d, Op. 135b/2Anton Heiller (1968 Marcussen/St. Mary’s Cathedral, Linz, Austria) Ambiente Audio 4001

RACHMANINOFF: Italian PolkaMarkus Kühnis & Wolfgang Sieber (1983 Kuhn/Liebfrauenkirche, Zurich, Switzerland) Koch 315019

RACHMANINOFF (arr. Quinn):  Barcarolle, Op. 10, no. 3Iain Quinn (2002 Reuter/St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque, NM) Raven 880

RACHMANINOFF (arr. Filsell):  Symphonic Dance No. 3, Op. 45Jeremy Filsell (2006 Dobson/Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA) PD Archive (1/21/12)

Filler – RACHMANINOFF:  Piano Concerto No. 2 (see above)

Another composer with a special anniversary in 2023 is Pulitzer Prize-winner Ned Rorem (b. 10/23/1923-d. 11/18/2022), whose music and insights can be enjoyed on these programs from the PIPEDREAMS Archive:

Tribute to Ned Rorem (#9629)

Rorem on Rorem (#0841)

AGO 1982 (IV) (#8602, premiere of “Views from the Oldest House”) 

Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Lucinda and Wesley Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, from Jan and Steve Kirchner, from the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, and from listener-contributors to this public radio station.  Support also comes from Andover Organ Company of Methuen, MA and Bedient Pipe Organ Company of Roca, NE, 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.