On this edition of Pipedreams, a visit to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York to hear the newly restored 146-rank Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ in this world’s largest Gothic landmark.
Music Played on the Program:
JOSEPH JONGEN: Toccata, Op. 81 –Marsha Heather Long; Koch International Classics 7008
TRADITIONAL: Golden Apples of the Sun –Karan Casey, vocal; Paul Winter, sax; Paul Halley, organ; Living Music 80036
Recently restored by Quimby Pipe Organs of Warrensburg, MO, the organ (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, NY) is celebrated for its brilliant and opulent tone and is a masterpiece of designer G. Donald Harrison. The first recordings of the restored organ have just been issued on the Pro Organo label in CD and DVD format.