Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
…young performers share their gifts at the 2016 National Convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston, TX.
MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude & Fugue in B, Op. 7, no. 1. AD WAMMES: Ride in a High-speed Train –Kirk Rich (2nd Prize)
GASTON LITAIZE: Scherzo, fr Douze Pieces. OI ZHANG: Symphony in a Teapot –Weicheng Zhao (3rd Prize)
MAX REGER: Trio-Scherzo in A, Op. 47, no. 4. SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Vivace, fr Symphony in f#, Op. 143 –Zachary Zwahlen (finalist)
J. S. BACH: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 676. CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Victimae paschali laudes –Katelyn Emerson (1st Prize)
VINCENT PAULET: Salve Regina (1991). CRAIG PHILLIPS: Rhapsody –Nicholas Cappozzoli (NYACOP finalist)
THOMAS DAHL: Improvisation –Thomas Dahl (1st Prize, NCOI)
MORGAN SIMMONS: Reflections for Oboe and Organ (1976) --. THIERRY ESCAICH: Evocation III (2008). MARCEL DUPRÉ: Preludio, fr Symphony No. 2, Op. 26 –Katelyn Emerson (NYACOP 1st prize)
The majority of these performances were recorded during the final round of the 2016 AGO National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance (r. 6/18/16) at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (1981 Schantz), though Thomas Dahl (winner of the National Competition in Organ Performance) played (r. 6/21/16) at Christ Church Cathedral (1938 Aeolian-Skinner).