Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
…these gifted youthful performers have earned awards during the last four National Young Artist Competitions in Organ Performance sponsored by the American Guild of Organists.
Not too many years ago, Michael Barone received a communication from an enthusiastic youngster in Illinois who was excited about the pipe organ. That boy grew up, followed his pipe dream, and in 2006 won the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance [NYACOP].
NED ROREM: Three Pages from A Quaker Reader, A secret power; The world of silence; There is a spirit that delights to do no evil. CÉSAR FRANCK: Choral Number 1 in E –Timothy Olsen (1983 C.B. Fisk/Downtown United Presbyterian, Rochester, NY) and (1990 C.B. Fisk/Slee Hall, SUNY-Buffalo, Buffalo, NY) Naxos 8.557218
NICOLAS de GRIGNY: Prelude, Fugue and Dialogue on Ave maris stella. MAX REGER: Chorale Fantasy, Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Opus 40, number 1 –Scott Montgomery (2002; 2008 Mander/Peachtree Road UMC, Atlanta, GA) Pro Organo CD 7224
Filler –J.S. BACH Trio Sonata Number 4 (see above)
The semi-final and final rounds of this year’s NYACOP will take place in the Minnesota Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul during the AGO’s 2008 National Convention.