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By: atlanta678 on Jan, 22 2012

The organ was recently purchased by john's creek UMC here in atlanta. they are building a new sanctuary around the instrument.

By: enchamade on Mar, 13 2012

The only compilation of these 15 or more great instruments in New York City,New York,USA. Playing is wonderful,as is the recording. It is currently out of print. :(

By: MusicDonor2014 on Apr, 09 2015

Ah schucks! Why do people let things go out of print whilst they're still above ground???

By: stlorganist on Mar, 01 2016

Kilgen was one of the best American built instruments of their generation. Reeds with bright and airy sound without being harsh. Too bad so many organist/builders saw fit to adulterate them. So few left as they were originally inspired.

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Dorothy Papadakos Aaron Copland Fanfare for the Common Man 3:35

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
New York City, New York, USA - map
Aeolian-Skinner 1954 IV/139
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By: Brian on May, 02 2012

Wow. What a magnificent sound.

By: stlorganist on Jul, 30 2012

ah Dorothy.. there is very little you create/perform that is not stellar! wish there was more.

By: stlorganist on Feb, 10 2016

I believe this is the best recording of this selection on Organlive.com

By: MusicDonor2014 on May, 25 2016

It truly is. National Cathedral isn't bad at all, it's just not the same room and its BIG REED just is voiced entirely differently.

By: jfk1961 on Aug, 07 2016

MusicDonor2014... read the album notes. This recording was at St. John the Divine. But, as we all know as OrganLive listeners, you think your opinion is the only one that counts.

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Dorothy Papadakos Improvisation 10:25
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By: eh76 on Dec, 02 2010

Yes - this is it. Wonderful.

By: Ketel_Tonic on Apr, 21 2011

Few people possess the sense of harmony, registration, and over-all musicality in improvisation that Dorothy Papadakos commands. This is Grade A, Top Drawer improvisation!!!

By: atlanta678 on Aug, 11 2014

Gerre must've been proud! Awesome!

Walter Klauss Jean Langlais La Nativité Purchase sheetmusic 4:56

All Souls Unitarian Church
New York City, New York, USA - map
Holtkamp 1989 III/53
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Dieterich Buxtehude Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BuxWV 142) View sheetmusic
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William K Trafka Leo Sowerby Air With Variations 7:02

St Bartholomew's Church
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Aeolian-Skinner 1967 V/225
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Donald George Nicolas de Grigny Veni Creator - Récit De Cromorne View sheetmusic
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The Church of the Transfiguration
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CB Fisk 1988 III/47
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By: Brian on Apr, 04 2012

I thought the restrained, well-controlled decorations worked exceptionally well - but the choice of reed seemed a little "thin". There is something odd going on with the left hand: strange beat notes and it, too is rather thin. Very sensitively played all the same and still nice.

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Veni Creator - Dialogue Sur Les Grands Jeux View sheetmusic
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Maurice Duruflé Choral varié sur Veni Creator - 3rd Variation Purchase sheetmusic 0:59
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Choral varié sur Veni Creator - 4th Variation Purchase sheetmusic 2:26
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Donald Dumler Marcel Dupré Variations sur un Noël Purchase sheetmusic 12:24

Cathedral of St. Patrick
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Kilgen 1930 V/150
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By: stlorganist on Mar, 01 2016

Kilgen and Sons have to love their reeds...

By: Tromba on Oct, 06 2016

A very luxurious sound!

By: jmmccabe1 on Jul, 14 2017

If the en-chamade at the end were a weapon, you'd have been torn apart! Given the dynamic volume of this organ, it is sensibly used and still musical showing variation and color of the stops - from soft to threshold of pain!

Thomas Schmidt JS Bach Vater unser im Himmelreich (BWV 683) View sheetmusic
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St. Peter's Lutheran Church
New York City, New York, USA - map
Klais 1977 II/42
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Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (BWV 688) View sheetmusic
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Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir (BWV 686) View sheetmusic
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Stephen Hamilton Kenton Coe Organ Fantasy 14:04

Trinity Wall Street
New York City, New York, USA - map
Aeolian-Skinner 1968 IV/158
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Kyler Brown Marcel Dupré Prelude and Fugue in G Minor View sheetmusic
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St. Mary the Virgin
New York City, New York, USA - map
Aeolian-Skinner 1932 IV/93
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Renee Barrick William Selby A Lesson 3:44

Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Appleton 1830 II/16
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Franz Liszt Adagio Purchase sheetmusic 5:13
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JS Bach Vater unser im Himmelreich (BWV 737) View sheetmusic
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John Weaver John Weaver Kresmer 4:46

Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church
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Casavant/Schantz 1962 III/73
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Sine Nomine 4:08
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By: churchmouse on Jul, 12 2011

I'm just wondering if there is a place online where this piece can be purchased. I love it! I'd like to play it by All Saints'

By: brentj on Jul, 12 2011

Unfortunately some Vaughan-Williams fans in England won't allow Dr. Weaver to publish this piece, however, I believe he will send you a copy if you contact him. I believe you can find him through Fifth Avenue Presbyterian in New York.

By: ocobb on Apr, 24 2014

Uplifting!

Harry Huff Calvin Hampton Music For An Important Occasion Purchase sheetmusic 13:44

Calvary Episcopal Church
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Aeolian-Skinner 1983 IV/68
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By: stlorganist on Aug, 17 2012

ok NOT one of my favorites!

By: vause on Aug, 29 2013

this "important occasion" sounds like it would have been removing unpleasant substances from a public sidewalk.

By: nigh on Jun, 03 2015

THe important occasion might well be the moment when this piece finishes.

By: tonithepipe on Oct, 22 2016

...hi, hi...!!!

By: Piccolo on Oct, 22 2016

Impossible!

Timothy Edward Smith Larry King Fanfares to the Tongues of Fire 5:58

Riverside Church
New York City, New York, USA - map
Aeolian-Skinner 1964 V/204
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Herbert Howells Psalm Preludes Set 1, no. 3 Purchase sheetmusic 7:48
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Arthur Lawrence Antonio de Cabezón Diferencias sobre el canto llano del Caballero 3:04

Church of the Good Shepherd
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Jardine and Son 1894 III/45
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Anonymous Orba de falsas cromáticas de 1° tono 4:09
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José Lidon Sonata de 1° tono 3:14
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Bruce Schultz Louis Vierne Préambule (Pièces en style libre) View sheetmusic
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Brick Presbyterian Church
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Austin 1963 IV/110
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GF Handel Aria (Concerto no. 10) 4:25
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JS Bach Now Thank We All Our God 3:24
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By: stlorganist on Sep, 21 2012

And the people said AMEN!

Paul-Martin Maki Charles Villiers Stanford Prelude IV, Set 2, Op. 105 View sheetmusic
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Trinity Wall Street
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Aeolian-Skinner 1968 IV/158
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Jean Sibelius Finnlandia Purchase sheetmusic 9:44
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Hunter Tillman Isadore Freed Meditation 3:54

Temple Emanu-El
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Casavant 1929 IV/108
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By: bsbach on May, 12 2011

Thanks for recording this unjustly neglected Jewish Gem!

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Herman Berlinski Processional Music 6:11
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Gerre Hancock Gerre Hancock Improvisation 7:06

St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (Chancel)
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Aeolian-Skinner 1956 IV/158
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Christopher Babcock Calvin Hampton Fanfare for the New Year Purchase sheetmusic 2:56

Church of the Holy Family
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Turner 1996 V/76
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Herbert Howells Psalm Preludes Set 1, no. 1 Purchase sheetmusic 6:43
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Robert Barrows Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Dialogue sur les grandes Jeux (1ièr Ton) View sheetmusic
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St. Michael's Episcopal Church
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Beckerath 1967 III/55
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Basse de Trompette View sheetmusic
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Dieterich Buxtehude Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BuxWV 158) Purchase sheetmusic 5:20
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By: Brian on Apr, 11 2012

Ridiculously fast - so fast he trips over his own fingers.

Mollie Nichols Olivier Messiaen Dieu parmi nous (La Nativité) Purchase sheetmusic 8:34

Church of the Heavenly Rest
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Austin/Konzelman 1995 V/145
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By: mugless on Jul, 17 2012

Very nicely done!

Justin H Bischof Louis Vierne Prélude (Symphony no. 1) View sheetmusic
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Richard Erickson JS Bach Wir glauben all' (BWV 680) View sheetmusic
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Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity
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EM Skinner/Turner 1976 III/67
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Liebster Jesu (BWV 731) View sheetmusic
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Felix Mendelssohn Sonata 4 - Andante View sheetmusic
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McNeil Robinson McNeil Robinson Choral Prelude and Llanfair 4:48

Park Avenue Christian Church
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Holtkamp 1982 III/47
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George Stauffer and Mary Monroe Felix Mendelssohn Fugue in C Minor Purchase sheetmusic 3:51

St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University
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Aeolian-Skinner 1938 IV/91
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John Philip Sousa The Stars and Stripes Forever 4:22
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By: Brian on Jan, 11 2012

Strangely weak and ineffective: no proud strutting here, sadly, and rather reminiscent of a fairground organ.

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