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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1985 Jaeckel organ at Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
1985 Jaeckel organ at Concordia College

The American Muse

We celebrate American composers with a program of colorful works to match every mood. From the new-age patterns of William Doerrfeld to the rags of Scott Joplin, from church pieces to concert toccatas we’ll explore the vast domain of American organ music.

Fresh, exciting and new would be ways to describe the music you’ll hear. Works by Pamela Decker, Fred Hohman and Charles Ives among others with varied emotions and styles, and powerful gestures all under the inspiration of The American Muse.

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Music played in the program

DANIEL GAWTHROP: Partita on Hyfrydol –Carol Feather Martin (1976 Möller/National City Christian Church, Washington, DC)

GREGORY YASINITSY: Music for Flute, Organ and Percussion. CHARLES IVES: The Unanswered Question. MARK WINGES (arranged): Machaut Suite –Katherine Triest, flute; Peter Thielen, percussion; Mark Winges (1969 Beckerath/St. Bede Episcopal, Menlo Park, CA)

PAMELA DECKER: Toccata [1987] –Pamela Decker (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Arkay AR6091

RICHARD PURVIS: Of Moor and Fen. FREDERICK SCOTSON CLARK: March aux Flambeaux –Tom Hazleton (1928 Kimball, Opus 7030/Minneapolis Auditorium, MN)

WILLIAM DOERRFELD: Colors and Patterns –Ellen Doerrfeld (1986 Dobson/Tormodsgaard-Bakken Recital Hall, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN)

FREDERICK HOHMAN: The Homecoming –Frederick Hohman (1970 Schlicker/First Evangelical Lutheran, Lyons, NY)

SCOTT JOPLIN: Original Rag –Richard Heschke (1985 Jaeckel/Concordia College, Bronxville, NY)

SCOTT JOPLIN: The Easy Winners RagTom Hazleton (Wurlitzer/Gig Harbor, WA) Pro Arte CD-445

Filler –WILLIAM BOLCOM: How firm a foundation, from Gospel Preludes, Book IV –Marilyn Mason (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1001


This program was originally issued as #9004 in January 1990.


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