Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
1982 Schantz at Portageville Chapel, NY
1999 Rosales at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA
Cavaillé–Coll at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
1721 Silbermann at St. George’s Church, Rötha, Germany
…we receive a surprising amount of unexpected submissions, some rather home-spun, but many with interesting stories behind them.
J. S. BACH (arr. Hohman): Air, fr Suite No. 3, BWV 1060 –Fred Hohman (2003 Kanawha/St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Alban’s, West Virginia) Hohman 2011
NOEL RAWSTHORNE: Variations on B.A.C.H. for Pedals –Elizabeth Melcher Davis (1979 Austin/Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/12/07)
GRANT HELLMERS: Preludes in French Classic Style on Anglo-American Hymns –Grant Hellmers (1999 Rosales/St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/9/09)
STEVEN TURNER: 2 Pieces (Dance Exultant; Early Morning Light)—Steven Turner (1984 Moore/Hand Memorial United Methodist Church, Pelham, GA) ST 2009
KEVIN DALY: Fugue in e –Kevin Daly (Austin/St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Brick, NJ) Daly 2006
NEIL STIPP: 2 Pieces (Pastorale; Processional, Lead on, o King Eernal) –Neil Stipp (1960 Schantz/Crowell Hall, Biola Unversity; La Mirada, CA; 1989 Rodgers/Glenkirk Presbyterian Church, Glendora, CA) Musical Arts 2006
JOSEPH RHEINBERGER: Finale, fr Suite for Organ, Violin and Cello, Op. 149 –Laurie Bastian, violin; Josh Aerie, cello; Samuel Black (1938 Estey/Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Two Harbors, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/16/07)
If you enjoyed the Rawsthorne (!), you might also be entertained to watch Elizabeth Melcher-Davis play the Etude for Pedals Alone that her teacher at Curtis/Juilliard, John Weaver, composed and dedicated to her.