Episode 26 Frederick Swann and Mr. Richard Unfried

Episode 26 Frederick Swann and Mr. Richard Unfried

The two legends of the Crystal Cathedral, Dr. Frederick Swann and Mr. Richard Unfried.  These two men presided ov er the great Hazel Wright Organ for many years.

Hear fascinating stories of the days when “Hazel” was being created. Find out just who was the actual Hazel Wright and about her role in bringing about this great instrument.  Hear all about how they acquired the Aeolian-Skinner organ from Philharmonic Hall in New York and even about a special “Hour of Power” which was held in Philharmonic Hall to celebrate receiving this great pipe organ.  This episode is filled with lots of memories of the putting together of the Arboretum’s large Ruffatti pipe organ, combining it with the Philharmonic organ and even some pipes from USC.  It is wonderful to hear all of this history from the two that made it all happen. It is getting exciting to know that “Hazel” will be back playing in under two years.

MUSIC:  Concerto in A Minor  (I. Allegro)  Vivaldi/Bach     Richard Unfried, organist
MUSIC:  All Creatures of Our God and King   arr. Richard Unfried         Richard Unfried, organist
MUSIC:  Trumpet Tune   Fred Swann     Fred Swann, organist
MUSIC:  Heraldings   Robert Hebble    Fred Swann, organist