Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1963 Austin-2001 Zimmer organ at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta
1929 Möller organ at Fox Theater, Atlanta
1961 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
2003 Buzard organ at All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta
1927 Wurlitzer organ at Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL
1989 Möller organ at Roswell United Methodist, GA
…classical and theatre organists, and some young competition winners, provide some sounds from the deep south.
Check out this exclussive, online only audio. Michael speaks with Josh Perschbacher and also gives us a taste of one of his transcriptions. And we will hear two of the 2012 Taylor Organ Competition finalists – Benton Blasingame and Samuel Gaskin.
Listen From the 2012 Taylor Competition at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, hear Benton Blasingame perform Charles Tournemire's Chorale-Improvisation Victimae paschali laudes.
Listen Also from the 2012 Taylor Competition, hear Samuel Gaskin perform the Prelude & Fugue on A-L-A-I-N, Opus 5 by Maurice Duruflé.
Listen Arranger Josh Perschbacher talks with Michael Barone about his canny digital transcriptions for pipe organ.
Listen Enjoy another of Josh Perschbacher's MIDI arrangements, The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas, played by the Austin-Zimmer pipe organ at St. Luke's Episcopal in Atlanta.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in d, Op. 65, no. 6 –Benton Blasingame (1st Prize). THIERRY ESCAICH: 2 Poems (Eaux natales; Vers l'espérance) –Samuel Gaskin (1963 Austin-2001 Zimmer/St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta).
JOHN WILLIAMS: Imperial March, fr Star Wars. HECTOR BERLIOZ: Dream of a Witches Sabbath, fr Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14 –Josh Perschbacher (1991 Austin/St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta) Intent 2006