1938 Aeolian-Skinner organ at the Washington National Cathedral
2006 Holtkamp organ at Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
2010 Dobson organ at Sykes Chapel, University of Tampa, Florida
1928 Page organ at Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN
1984 Ruffatti organ at Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
…the good feeling generated by these diverse and creative works of American composers.
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Paul Jacobs discusses Aaron Copland's Organ Symphony with Michael Barone.
Music played in the program
LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Candide Overture –Peter Richard Conte (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/Washington National Cathedral, DC) JAV 147
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Gospel Prelude, What a friend we have in Jesus –Erik Wm. Suter (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/Washington National Cathedral, DC) WNC 0701
JOHN WEAVER: Concert Piece for Viola and Organ –Carol Rodland, viola; Catherine Rodland (2006 Holtkamp/Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN) Crystal 839
ROBERT SHAFER: Acclamation and Song –Haig Mardirosian (2010 Dobson/Sykes Chapel, University of Tampa, FL) Centaur 3153
MYRON ROBERTS: The Juggler –Elizabeth & Raymond Chenault (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/Washington National Cathedral, DC) Gothic 49073
MARK HERMAN (arr.): Salute to Americana –Mark Herman (1928 Page/Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN) MHP 1001
VICTOR HERBERT: American Girl Two-step –Ron Rhode (Wurlitzer/Sanfilippo Place de Musique, Barrington, IL) Roxy Productions 115
HENRY MANCINI (arr. Avakian): Medley from Films and Shows –Nathan Avakian (1939 Kimball/Cleveland High School, Portland, OR) Avakian 709
VINCENT PERSICHETTI: The Hollow Men –Richard Giangiulio, trumpet; Paul Riedo (1978 Schudi/St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Dallas, TX) Crystal 666
AARON COPLAND: Organ Symphony –San Francisco Symphony/Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Paul Jacobs (1984 Ruffatti/Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA) SFS Media 0038
for audio and video of the annual Independence Day Organ Concert (with brass and choir) at Washington National Cathedral
, with Michael Barone as host/presenter.
for further explorations of William Bolcom's Gospel Preludes
the remarkable creativity of the Youth Silent Film Festival for which Nathan Avakian provided musical 'inspiration'.
Listen at the top of this page to soloist Paul Jacobs
talking with Michael Barone about Aaron Copland's Organ Symphony