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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Sowerby Centennial Tribute

…a survey of recordings of choral and organ works by the famous Michigan-born, Chicago-based, nationally acclaimed Leo Sowerby, one of America's major minor musical masters.

Audio 88 Min

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Music played in the program

LEO SOWERBY: ToccataBruce Neswick (1991 Richards, Fowkes/St. Barnabas Episcopal, Greenwich, CT) Raven OAR-240

LEO SOWERBY: Magnificat in D –Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street, James Simms, conductor; Larry King (1958; 1968 Aeolian-Skinner/Trinity Wall Street, New York, NY) Gothic G49034

LEO SOWERBY: Very slowly, from Sonatina –Todd Wilson (1962 Aeolian-Skinner/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, GA) Delos DE 3145

LEO SOWERBY: Classic Concerto for Organ and Strings –Harvey Phillips Orchestra, Leo Sowerby, conductor; Marilyn Mason (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) recorded 1957 Mirrosonic LP 1001/3
Please note that a modern recording of this piece, featuring David Mulbury as soloist, has just been released as Marco Polo CD-8.223725

LEO SOWERBY: Now there lightens upon us –National Cathedral Choir, Richard Wayne Dirksen, conductor; Douglas Major (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) VQR Digital CD-2006

LEO SOWERBY: JubileeRobert Parris (1927 Skinner/St. Paul Episcopal, Rochester, NY) Premier CD-1039

LEO SOWERBY: Bright, blithe and briskDavid Chalmers (1864 E. & G.G. Hook/Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA) Gloria Dei Cantores 016

LEO SOWERBY: I will lift up mine eyes –Choir of Trinity Church, Wall Street (see above)

LEO SOWERBY: Fast and sinister, from Symphony in G –William Whitehead (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Resmiranda CD-8004

LEO SOWERBY: Come, holy ghost –combined choirs of Washington National Cathedral and Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, John Fenstermaker, conductor; Douglas Major (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) EMI Classics CDC 54134

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