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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Dame Ethel Smyth [1901]]
Dame Ethel Smyth, Detail from a Portrait [1901] by John Singer Sargent

She’s Done It!

…history has been slow to acknowledge the evidence that women composers have accomplished plenty.

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of July 23, 2007

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Music played in the program

ERZSEBET SZONYI: 4 Pieces for Organ: Praeambulum, Lullaby, Essay in Harmony, FugatoMiriam Zach (1992 Mander/Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ) Minerva 131926

SUSANNE VAN SOLDT MANUSCRIPT: 4 Pieces: Myn God/Psalm 23; Preludium; Untitled; Pavane PrymeraKimberly Marshall (1987 Rosales/Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, OR) Loft LRCD-1021

JENNIFER BATE: Homage to 1685 –Jennifer Bate (1919 Henry Willis & Sons/Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales, UK) Guild GMCD 7209

GERMAINNE TAILLEFERRE: Nocturne –Frances Nobert (1998 Glatter-Götz; Rosales/Claremont UCC, Claremont, CA) Raven OAR-550

MARIE-LOUISE GIROD: Fantasie on Sacris Solemnis –Maxime Patel (1965 Beuchet-Debierre/St. Peter Cathedral, Angouleme, France) AOV CD-1

ETHEL SMYTH: Prelude & Fugue on “O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid” –Susan Ferré (1998 Fritts/Lagerquist Hall, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA) Gothic G49211

JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Te Deum, Opus 11 –Jeanne Demessieux (1845 Cavaillé-Coll/Église de la Madeleine, Paris, France) Organ CD ORG7006

FLORENCE PRICE: A Pleasant Thought –Calvert Johnson (1972 Harrison/Christ Church, Savannah, GA) Calcante CD-014

FLORENCE PRICE: 3 Pieces: Adoration; Allegretto; Festal MarchCarlton Russell (1969 Casavant Frères/Wheaton College, Norton, MA) Wheaton CD-1999

JUNE KIRLIN: Song of the Sun –Julia Brown, Barbara Baird (1999 Hochhalter/FUMC, Eugene, OR) Hochhalter CD-2004

CLARA WIECK-SCHUMANN: Prelude & Fugue in d, Opus 16, number 3 –Wolfgang Baumgratz (1939 Sauer/St. Peter Cathedral, Bremen, Germany) IFO 00 040