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Sunday, June 28, 2015

pipe organ stops (JMC Photos/flickr)

Pipedreams this week blends a huge romantic pipe organ into a full symphonic wind and percussion ensemble, with clearly audible results.

Program playlist:

ALFRED REED: Alleluia, Laudamus Te! –University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; Bill Chouinard, organ.

RICHARD PROULX: Seven Variations on Joys Seven –Bill Chouinard; recorded January 26, 2006.

PERCY GRAINGER: The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart–U. of Minn. Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; Bill Chouinard, organ.

MAX REGER: Toccata in d and Fugue in D, Opus 59, numbers 5 & 6 –Dean Billmeyer, organ.

RON NELSON: Pebble Beach Sojourn –U. of Minn. Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; Bill Chouinard, organ.

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