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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1840 organ anonymous organ at the Hitchcock Museum in Riverton, Connecticut
1840 anonymous organ at the Hitchcock Museum in Riverton, Connecticut

Connecticut History

A glimpse into America’s organbuilding past, exemplified by the work of a dozen builders found in and around New Haven.

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Music played in the program

WILLIAM WALOND: Voluntary, Opus 1, number 5 –Lynn Edwards Butler (1823 Hall/Trinity Episcopal, Litchfield, CT)

HERBERT HOWELLS: 4 Miniatures –Stephen Long (1833 Whiting/St. Paul Episcopal, Otis, CT)

JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary Number 8 –Victoria Wagner (1836 Smith/Hampton Congregational UCC, Hampton, CT)

HARRY ROWE SHELLEY: Berceuse –Richard Hill (1868 Steere & Turner/St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT)

LEE MITCHELL: Toccata on Weinbergli –Laraine Olson Waters (1868 Odell/Derby Methodist, Derby, CT)

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH: Allegro, from Duetto in F, Opus 18, number 6 –Dana Robinson, Paul Tegels (1840 Anonymous/Hitchcock Museum, Riverton, CT)

LEO SOWERBY: In dulci jubilo –William Aylesworth (1873 Johnson/Congregational Church of Thompson, UCC, Thompson, CT)

SIR HUBERT PARRY: Toccata & Fugue, Wanderer –Bruce Stevens (1871 E. & G.G. Hook/St. Mary RCC, New Haven, CT)

JOHN WILLCOX: Hymn, Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him –John Cummins (1876 Jardine/St. Paul Episcopal, New Haven, CT)

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: 2 Preludes on Welsh Folk Songs: Romanza; Saint David’s DayThomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) JAV CD-124

JOSEPH AHRENS: Partita, Lobe den HerrenWill Headlee (1951 Holtkamp/Battell Chapel, Yale University, New Haven, CT)

SIR HUBERT PARRY: Hymn, Jerusalem –R. Walden Moore (1935 Aeolian-Skinner/Trinity Episcopal, New Haven, CT)


The majority of these performances were recording during a national convention of the Organ Historical Society and published on OHS CD-94.

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