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  • Audio from November 6, 2015

    Here is the audio from Mark Scholtz’s recital on November 6:

    Program

  • Grand March from Aida – Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) arr. Harry Rowe Shelley (1858-1947)
  • Six Short Pieces for Organ – Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
    • III. Master Tallis’s Testament
  • Sonata No. 14 in C, Opus 165 – Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
    • II. Idyll
    • III. Toccata

  • The 1930 Organ

    Here’a little interesting look back. Third’s pipe organ began in 1930. Although there are some pipes believed to come from the organ that started the fire in 1929, the church had to mostly start from scratch in 1930. Kilgen designed a 67-rank to fit the redesigned sanctuary. However, for reasons probably stemming from the Great Depression, the entire organ was not built. Only 37 ranks were installed. Here is the specification of the planned instrument. The bold stops were the only ones installed, everything else was planned for a later date. The borrowing explanations are my guesses based on similar instruments I’ve seen.

      George Kilgen & Son, Inc. – 1930
      GREAT

    1. 16 Double Diapason – 73 pipes
    2. 8 Principal Diapason – 73 pipes
    3. 8 Second Diapason – 73 pipes
    4. 8 Philomela – 73 pipes
    5. 8 Gamba – 73 pipes
    6. 8 Melodia – 73 pipes
    7. 8 Erzahler – 73 pipes
    8. 4 Octave – 73 pipes
    9. 4 Forest Flute – 73 pipes
    10. 2 2/3 Twelfth – 61 pipes
    11. 2 Fifteenth – 61 pipes
    12. IV Ripieno Minore – 122 pipes – Wired
    13. VI Ripieno Maggiore – 183 pipes – Wired
    14. VIII Ripieno Fondament – Wired
    15. 8 Tromba – 73 pipes
    16. 4 Clarion – 12 pipes – From no. 15
    17. Harp
    18. Chimes
    19. SWELL

    20. 16 Bourdon – 73 pipes
    21. 8 Diapason Phonon – 73 pipes
    22. 8 English Diapason – 73 pipes
    23. 8 Tibia Minor – 73 pipes
    24. 8 Gedeckt – 12 pipes – From no. 19
    25. 8 Viole d’Orchestre – 73 pipes
    26. 8 Salicional – 61 pipes
    27. 8 Voix Celeste – 61 pipes
    28. 8 Muted Viole – 73 pipes
    29. 4 Harmonic Flute – 73 pipes
    30. 4 Flauto Amabile – 12 pipes – From no. 19
    31. 4 Violina – 73 pipes
    32. 2 Flautino – 61 pipes
    33. III Harmonia Aetheria – 183 pipes
    34. 16 Contra Oboe – 73 pipes
    35. 8 Cornopean – 73 pipes
    36. 8 Oboe – 12 pipes – From no. 33
    37. 8 Vox Humana – 73 pipes
    38. Tremolo
    39. SOLO

    40. 8 Stentorphone – 73 pipes
    41. 8 Tibia Clausa – 73 pipes
    42. 8 Gross Gamba – 73 pipes
    43. 8 Gamba Celeste – 73 pipes
    44. 4 Flute Ouverte – 61 pipes
    45. 8 Tuba Mirabilis – 73 pipes
    46. 8. Tromba Batalla – 73 pipes
    47. 8 French Horn – 73 pipes
    48. ECHO

    49. 8 Lieblich Gedeckt – 73 pipes
    50. 8 Dolce – 73 pipes
    51. 8 Vox Aetheria – 61 pipes
    52. 4 Fern Flote – 12 pipes – From no. 43
    53. 2 2/3 Flute Quinte – From no. 43
    54. 2 Flautino – From on. 43
    55. 8 Horn – 73 pipes
    56. 8 Vox Humana – 73 pipes
    57. Chimes
    58. Tremolo
    59. 16 Lieblich Gedeckt – 12 pipes
    60. 8 Flauto Dolce – From no. 56
    61. CHOIR

    62. 16 Quintaton – 73 pipes
    63. 8 Violin Diapason – 73 pipes
    64. 8 Concert Flute – 73 pipes
    65. 8 Keraulophon – 73 pipes
    66. 8 Quintadena – 12 pipes – From no. 58
    67. 8 Erzahler Celeste – 61 pipes
    68. 8 Flute Celeste – 61 pipes
    69. 8 Dulciana – 73 pipes
    70. 4 Flute d’Amour – 73 pipes
    71. 4 Dulcet – 12 pipes – From no. 65
    72. 2 2/3 Nazard – 61 pipes
    73. 2 Piccolo Harmonic – 61 pipes
    74. 8 Clarinet – 73 pipes
    75. 8 English Horn – 73 pipes
    76. 8 Orchestral Oboe< - 73 pipes
    77. Harp
    78. Celesta
    79. Tremolo
    80. PEDAL

    81. 32 Grand Diapason – Resultant
    82. 16 First Diapason – 32 pipes
    83. 16 Second Diapason – Great
    84. 16 Violone – 32 Pipes
    85. 16 Bourdon – 32 Pipes
    86. 16 Lieblich Gedeckt – Swell
    87. 10 2/3 Gross Quint – From no. 80
    88. 8 Octave – 12 pipes – From no. 77
    89. 8 Bass Flute – 12 pipes – From no. 80
    90. 8 Cello – 32 pipes
    91. 8 Flauto Dolce – Swell?
    92. 4 Flute – 12 pipes – From no. 80
    93. 16 Tuba Profunda – 12 pipes – Solo
    94. 16 Trombone – 32 pipes
    95. Contra Oboe – Swell
    96. 8 Tromba – 12 pipes – From no. 89
    97. 4 Clarion – 12 pipes – From no. 89

  • Friday Pipes, Spring 2014

    The schedule of Friday Pipes recitals for the spring of 2014 has been finalized. Here’s the lineup:

    • March 14 – Nicole Keller
      Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music, Berea, Ohio
      Director of Music, The Community of Saint John, Hudson, OH.
    • March 21 – William Sullivan
      Organist, Laclede Groves Chapel, St. Louis
    • March 28 – Barbara Harbach
      Professor of Music, University of Missouri-St. Louis
      Organist, Unity Evangelical Lutheran Church
    • April 4 – Horst Buchholz
      Director of Music, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
    • April 11 – Jinhee Kim (Seoul, South Korea)
      Masters Candidate, Indiana University
      Director of Music and Organist, First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, IN
      Finalist, 2013 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition
    • April 18 – Andrew Peters
      Pastoral Musician, Second Presbyterian Church, St. Louis
    • April 25 – John Nothaft
      Indiana University
    • May 2 – Nicholas Mourlam
      Masters Candidate, University of Notre-Dame
      Organist and Music Assistant, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, South Bend, Indiana
    • May 9 – Jeffrey Cooper
      Organist and Choirmaster, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Elkhart, Indiana.
    • May 16 – Christiano Rizzotto (Rio de Janiero, Brazil)
      Doctoral Candidate, University of Oklahoma
      Director of Music and Organist, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Duncan, OK
    • May 23 – Robert Stubbs
      Masters Candidate, Indiana University
      Organist, Centenary Methodist Church, Lebanon, Indiana

    Friday pipes recitals are 30 minutes long and begin at 12:30pm. We have some fantastic artists lined up, so please mark your calendar for what promises to be 11 excellent concerts!


  • Friday Pipes in 2014

    We’re happy to announce Friday Pipes will be back in 2014 with 23 weekly concerts in March, April, May, September, October, and November. Recitals will be at 12:30pm on Fridays. Keep watching here for the lineup.

    In the meantime, if you are a recitalist interested in performing on Third’s restored pipe organ, and you are or can be in the St. Louis area this Spring or Fall, please contact Brent Johnson for available dates.


  • Console photo

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    Photo by Andy Wolff who attended today’s first Friday Pipes recital performed by Brent Johnson. The program was: Roulade – Seth Bingham
    Variations de Concert, Joseph Bonnet
    I Love Thee My Lord, George Shearing
    Five Miniatures by Andrew Fletcher
    I. Chorale Prelude on St. James
    II. Cantilena
    Toccata, Théodore Dubois