Episode #1140

Manifold Blessings

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

This week's Pipedreams explores the communities that rejoice with diversely designed and recently installed pipe organs.

ROBERT HOBBY: Fanfare & Chorale on Abbot’s Leigh. CRAIG PHILLIPS: Prelude on Kremser. RICHARD PURVIS: Canzona, Liebster Jesu. ROBERT LAU: Variation iv. on Wondrous Love –Adam Ward (2010 Parkey/First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, Ga.) Parkey 2010.

PHILIP ap RYS: Kyrie & Agnus Dei, from Missa in die Sanctae Trinitas –Ruth Escher, soprano; Robert Huw Morgan (2010 Hupalo & Repasky, Tudor style organ/Memorial Chapel, Stanford University, Calif.) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 24, 2010.

JOHN WEAVER: Passacaglia on a Theme by Dunstable –Diane Meredith Belcher (2002 Quimby/Gano Chapel, William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.) JAV CD-183.

OLIVIER LATRY: Fantasy-Improvisation on Lobe den Herren and Pange lingua gloriosi –Olivier Latry (2010 Noack/Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, Wis.) Pipedreams Archive recorded November 7, 2010.

Comments [4]

I. Lowenstein

Please, keep on playing organ music. Some of us really like it. I guess you need to have a high I.Q. to appreciate it.

Frances Apgar is not the only listener to WQXR.

I. Lowenstein
Lower East Side

Nov. 15 2011 11:36 PM

I love the organ music -

(and Im a Buddhist )

this music is deep in our artistic tradition in the West - and Im grateful theres a place for it somewhere on the radio

Oct. 09 2011 11:02 PM
Frederick Willman from Madison, WI.

Frances, you're on the money.

Fred Willman
Madison, WI

Oct. 09 2011 10:43 PM
Frances Apgar from New York City

WQXR can do no wrong, I will endure
anything to maintain your presence.
HOWEVER, wHY DOES Sunday nite
have to be that damn organ music.
I mean, ALL of NYC is secular and organ
music is such a drag.
On a Sunday nite, when most are at home
dying to hear something good, we are
subjected to that damn organ music. WHY?
Ok, you are paying homage to the great
organ music OF THE PAST. It's dead
music, no one wants to hear it anymore,
and PLEASE...it's Sunday nite.
We need something to fill our souls..
like the great classics NOT that Damn
organ music.
Please revise your programming to
meet the needs of your listeners.
Let us bury the organ music, wish it
well, and have a fond farewell. How 'bout it?

Frances Apgar
Upper West Side

Oct. 09 2011 10:30 PM

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