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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Organs of Mexico

A return visit with historian and organbuilder Susan Tattershall, who documents some of the many remarkable antique instruments “south of the border.”

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Music played in the program

Repertoire includes works from Spanish composers Soler, Jimenez, Cabezon, DeSoto, Santa Maria and Arauxo, plus selections by the Mexico City Cathedral organist Joseph de Torres.

Selections are played by:

Dominique Ferran (1727 anonymous/San Jerónimo, Tlacochahuaya, Ciudad de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, México) K617 K.617049

Estéban Elizondo (18th century organ/La Valenciana, Ciudad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, México) Titanic CD-201

–Guatavo Delgado Parra & Ofelia Gomez Castellanos (19th century Castro/Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios [Church of our Lady of the Remedies], Cholula, Puebla, México) K617 K.617059

–Donald Joyce (anonymous/Santa Prisca, Taxco de Alarcón, Guerrero, México) Titanic CD-187


A 12-day Organs of Mexico tour, directed by Ms. Tattershall and including the whole experience of organs, architecture, food and culture, will take place from December 28, 1996 through January 7, 1997 under the auspices of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies.


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