Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
with William Osborne, Susan Craig and friends, we discover some little known organ music by Ohio composers, plus other hidden treasures.
JAMES H. ROGERS: Prologue & March, from Suite for Organ , Prelude & Fughetta . CARL HUGO GRIMM: tone-painting The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters –William Osborne (1924 Skinner, augmented/St. John the Baptist RCC,, Canton, OH) Pipedreams Archive recorded 7, 1998
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Toccata in G –Edward Parmentier, organ. J.S. BACH: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, S. 1095 –David Boe, organ. FANNY MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL: Praeludium in F. EMMA LOU DIEMER: Blest be the tie that binds. FANNY MENDELSSOHN-HENSEL: Wedding Recessional in G –Susan Craig (1972 Brombaugh/Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, Toledo, OH) Veritas CD-96002
EUNICE LEA KETTERING: Passacaglia in g . JOSEPH CLOKEY: Sketches from Nature . RALPH CLEWELL: Scherzo Humoresque  –William Osborne (1924 Skinner, augmented/St. John the Baptist RCC, Canton, OH)
The contrast between the historic, but much rebuilt, E.M. Skinner organ in Canton and the relatively new, path-breaking Brombaugh instrument in Toledo, constructed in the manner of 17th century instruments, proves revealing.