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  • Friday Pipes returns for the fall

    The Friday Pipes series is gearing up for the fall. We pick up the second Friday in September. Join us each Friday at 12:30 pm for this free series:


      SEPTEMBER

    • 11 – Kevin J. Vaughn, Director of Music and Organist, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, South Bend, Indiana.
    • 18 – Mary Beth Wittry, Director of Music, St. Gabriel’s Church
    • 25 – Andrew Peters, Pastoral Musician, Second Presbyterian Church
    • OCTOBER

    • 2 – Nicholas Bideler, Assistant Organist, Church of St. Michael and St. George
    • 9 – Nick Botkins, Director of Sacred Music, St. Francis de Sales Oratory
    • 16 – Eugenio Maria Fagiani, Director, Verna International Organ Music Festival, Bergamo, Italy
    • 23 – Brent Johnson, Organist, Third Baptist Church
    • 30 – Timothy Jansen, Director of Music, Church of St. Anthony of Padua
    • NOVEMBER

    • 6 – Mark Scholtz, Organist and Director of Music, St. Timothy Episcopal Church
    • 13 – William Sullivan, Organist, Laclede Groves Chapel
    • 20 – David Erwin, Director of Music Ministry, Ladue Chapel, Presbyterian Church

  • Audio from March 20, 2015

    The audio from William Sullivan’s March 20 Friday Pipes program has been making its way around, so I thought we should just share it here. Here’s the program again as well:

    Poet and Peasant Overture, Franz von Suppé (1819 – 1895), Tr. Edwin Lemare (1865 – 1934)

    Humoresque (Op. 101, No.7), Antonín Dvo?ák (1841 – 1904), Tr. Wm. Sullivan (1954 – )

    Stardust with Arabesque No. 1 (or vice versa), Howard “Hoagy” Carmichael (1899 –1981), Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918), Tr. & Arr. Wm. Sullivan

    Crown Imperial – William Walton (1902 – 1983), Tr. Herbert Murrill (1909 –1952)


  • Friday Pipes Schedule for Spring 2015

    The Friday Pipes recitalists for spring of 2015.  Come join us on Fridays in March, April and May for these free half-hour recitals:

    • March 6 – John Stender, Minister of Music, Servants of Christ Lutheran Church (ELCA), Indianapolis
    • March 13 – Andrew Peters, Pastoral Musician, Second Presbyterian Church, St. Louis
    • March 20 – Dr. William Sullivan, Organist, Laclede Groves Chapel, St. Louis
    • March 27 – Horst Buchholz, Director of Music, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
    • April 3 – Brent Johnson, Organist, Third Baptist Church
    • April 10 – Dr. Jörg Abbing, Professor of Music, Hochschule für Musik Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • April 17 – Jacob Taylor, Associate Professor of Music Theory, Indiana University
    • April 24 – William Partridge, Canon Precentor, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis
    • May 1 – Jaime Carini, Organ Scholar, Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield, Indiana
    • May 8 – Dawn Riske, Director of Music Ministries, Christ the King Catholic Church, University City
    • May 15 – Elizabeth Clark, Director of Music, North Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana

  • Third Baptist Organ in print

    The same photo that showed up in the last posting here about Friday Pipes also appears in an ad in this month’s American Organist magazine.

    The AGO 2015 North Central Regional Convention will be in St. Louis this summer.  One of the stops will be Third Baptist where John Behnke will be holding a hymn festival.  That happens on Tuesday June 23 at 11:00 AM and is open to the public.  For more information about the convention, the performers and schedule, registering online, exhibiting, purchasing advertisements, or becoming a supporter, visit the website AGO2015.ORG.


  • Friday Pipes in 2015

    P3044688Friday pipes will return again in 2015 with 12 spring and 11 fall noontime recitals.  Join us at Third Baptist Church at 12:30 each Friday beginning March 6 through May 22, and again starting September 11 through November 20, for some spectacular music, followed by refreshments!


  • The 1921 Organ

    This grainy image is a photograph of the chancel of Third Baptist Church in 1918, after the building had been remodeled a bit.

    Third Baptist Church in 1918.
    Third Baptist Church in 1918.

    The archway and organ grills had been in place before, but a choir balcony in the back of the chancel was removed. This allowed plenty of space for the planned 60-rank Kilgen organ. The organ was completed in 1921 in the sanctuary of Third Baptist, but destroyed in a fire in 1928 which started in the organ blower. Here is the specification of that instrument:

      George Kilgen & Son, Inc. – 1921
      GREAT

    1. 16 Major Diapason – 73 pipes
    2. 8 Principal Diapason – 73 pipes
    3. 8 Second Diapason – 73 pipes
    4. 8 Gross Flute – 73 pipes
    5. 8 Doppel Flute – 73 pipes
    6. 8 Melodia – 73 pipes
    7. 8 Viol d’ Gamba – 73 pipes
    8. 4 Octave – 73 pipes
    9. 4 Flute Harmonic – 73 pipes
    10. 8 Trumpet – 73 pipes
    11. 4 Clarion – 12 pipes – From no. 11
    12. SWELL

    13. 16 Bourdon – 73 pipes
    14. 8 Diapason Phonon – 73 pipes
    15. 8 Viol d’Orchestre – 73 pipes
    16. 8 Vox Celestes – 61 pipes
    17. 8 Muted Viole – 73 pipes
    18. 8 Stopped Flute – 73 pipes
    19. 4 Flauto Traverso – 73 pipes
    20. 4 Violina – 73 pipes
    21. 2 Flageolet – 61 pipes
    22. III Dolce Cornet – 183 pipes
    23. 16 Contra Fagotto – 12 pipes – From 24
    24. 8 Cornopean – 73 pipes
    25. 8 Oboe – 73 pipes
    26. 8 Vox Humana – 73 pipes
    27. Tremolo
    28. ECHO

    29. 8 Lieblich Gedeckt – 73 pipes
    30. 8 Dolce – 73 pipes
    31. 8 Vox Aetheria – 61 pipes
    32. 4 Fern Flute – 12 pipes – From no. 27
    33. 8 Vox Humana – 73 pipes
    34. Cathedral Chimes
    35. Tremolo
    36. CHOIR

    37. 16 Quintaton – 73 pipes
    38. 8 Violin Diapason – 73 pipes
    39. 8 Dulciana – 73 pipes
    40. 8 Unda Maris – 61 pipes
    41. 8 Concert Flute – 73 pipes
    42. 8 Quintadena – 12 pipes – From no. 34
    43. 4 Flute d’Amour – 73 pipes
    44. 2 Piccolo Harmonic – 61 pipes
    45. 8 Clarinet – 73 pipes
    46. 8 Orchestra Oboe – 73 pipes
    47. Harp
    48. Tremolo
    49. SOLO

    50. 8 Flauto Major – 73 pipes
    51. 8 Stentorphone – 73 pipes
    52. 8 Gross Gamba – 73 pipes
    53. 8 Gamba Celestes – 61 pipes
    54. 4 Flute Ouverte – 73 pipes
    55. 16 Tuba Profunda – 73 pipes
    56. 8 Harmonic Tuba – 12 pipes – From no. 51
    57. 8 Cor Anglais – 73 pipes
    58. 4 Harmonic Tuba – 12 pipes – From no. 51
    59. PEDAL

    60. 32 Double Open Diapason
    61. 16 Open Diapason – 32 pipes
    62. 16 Violone – 32 pipes
    63. 16 Bourdon – 32 pipes
    64. 16 Lieblich Gedeckt – Echo
    65. 8 Flauto Bass – 12 pipes – From no. 58
    66. 8 Dolce Flute – Echo
    67. 8 Violoncello – 32 pipes
    68. 16 Tuba Profunda – Solo
    69. 16 Contra Posaune – 12 pipes
    70. 8 Harmonic Tuba – Solo

  • Friday Pipes resumes in September

    Here is the Friday Pipes Recital Series for Fall of 2014:

    • September 5 – Stephen Price, Resident organist of Beck Chapel at Indiana University
    • September 12 – Jeff White, Minister of Music, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
    • September 19 – David Harrison, Organist, Irvington United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • September 26 – Scott Montgomery, Director of Music Ministries and Organist, Holy Cross Church, Champaign, Illinois
    • October 3 – Dr. Joerg Abbing, Hochschule für Musik Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany
    • October 10 – Mark Gifford – Christ The King Catholic Church, Springfield, Illinois
    • October 17 – Craig Datz, Organist, Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia, Missouri
    • October 24 – Tim Jansen, Music Director, St. Anthony of Padua Church
    • October 31 – Brent Johnson, Organist, Third Baptist Church
    • November 7 – No Recital
    • November 14 – Dr. William Sullivan – Organist, Laclede Groves Chapel
    • November 21 – Bill Stein, Director of Music Ministries, First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood

    Join us each Friday at 12:30-1:00 for these free concerts!