A Sonic Blockbuster
June 22, 2015
1927 Casavant; 2001 Schantz organ, Opus 1177, at St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, Minnesota
St Andrew's Mahtomedi
...in which we blend a huge romantic pipe organ into a full symphonic wind and percussion ensemble, with clearly audible results!
Alleluia, Laudamus Te!
University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; Bill Chouinard, organ
Seven Variations on Joys Seven
The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart
U. of Minn. Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; Bill Chouinard, organ.
Toccata in d and Fugue in D, Opus 59, numbers 5 & 6
Dean Billmeyer, organ
Pebble Beach Sojourn
U. of Minn. Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; Bill Chouinard, organ Hour 2
Chorale-prelude, Lord of all hopefulness
Concerto for Organ and Percussion Orchestra
U. of Minn. Percussion Ensemble, Fernando Meza, conductor; John Walker, organ
Andante, from Organ Sonata
John Walker, organ
Finale, from Symphony Number 4
U. of Minn. Wind Ensemble, Craig Kirchhoff, conductor; John Salveson, organ Notes
The University of Minnesota Wind and Percussion Ensembles led by Craig Kirchhoff and Fernando Meza, respectivel, performed in concert on October 24, 2008 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, MN. featuring the versatile as part of the International Year of the Organ, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. Additional works by Richard Proulx and Willan were recorded January 26, 2006.
The repertoire by Alfred Reed, PERCY GRAINGER and Nelson is available in performances by the Dallas Wind Symphony on Reference Recordings RR-58. Also, several recordings of the (1927 Casavant Freres; 2001 Schantz/St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, MN) are available, featuring performances by Bill Chouinard onPro Organo CD 7184, Thomas Heywood on Pro Organo CD 7183, and Martin Jean on Gothic G49257.
This 'encore' program was first broadcast in April 2009 (#0916).
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