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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2006 Kegg at Texas A&M International University in Laredo.]
2006 Kegg at Texas A&M International University in Laredo.

The American Muse

…a further foray into some home-grown repertoire from the 20th century for the ‘king of instruments’.

Audio 1 hr 28 min

Audio 33:25
Audio 25:35
Audio 29:00

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Music played in the program

Part 1

BERNARD WAYNE SANDERS: Allegro, from Suite for Oregan [1990] –Jan Ernst (1994 Mönch/St. Peter & Paul Church, Spaichingen, Germany) Ambitus CD-97987

GERRE HANCOCK: A Laredo FanfareDavid Heller (2006 Kegg/Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX) Pro Organo CD 7218

JOE UTTERBACK: 3 Jazz Preludes: Trumpet Tune; The Ewe’s Blues; My hope is builtAndrew Shenton (1993 Mander/St. Ignatius Loyola RCC, New York, NY) Utterback CD-2002

LEO SOWERBY: Prelude on Land of RestRobert Parris (2000 C.B. Fisk/Christ Episcopal, Macon, GA) Loft LRCD-1080

Part 2

GERALD NEAR: Suite in Classical Style –Linda Marianiello, flute; Keith Reas (1985 Reuter/Augustana Lutheran, Denver, CO) MSR Classics MS1069

DALE WOOD: Shall we gather at the river –John Balka (1971 Ruffatti/Cathedral of St. Mary, San Francisco, CA) Reference CD-98

KEVIN DALY: Fantasie on O Worship the King –Richard K. Fitzgerald (1964 Möller; 2001 Goulding & Wood/National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC) Private Issue

Part 3

PETER PELHAM: Minuet –James Darling (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA) Bruton Parish CD-1996

SAMUEL ADLER: Festive ProclamationWilliam Neil (1970 Aeolian-Skinner/National Presbyterian, Washington, DC) MSR Classics MS1112

SAMUEL ADLER: 2 Jewish Liturgical Songs: Sim Shalom; Sh’ma Yisra’elRoslyn Jhunever Barak, cantor; Rochester Singers, Samuel Adler, conductor; Barbara Harbach (1924 Skinner/Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall, Rochester, NY) Naxos 8.559415

SAMUEL ADLER: How firm a foundation, from Hymnset –Rochester Singers, Samuel Adler, conductor; Barbara Harbach (1983 C.B. Fisk/Downtown United Presbyterian, Rochester, NY) Gasparo CD-258

SAMUEL ADLER: Celebration, from Clarion CallsKeith Benjamin, trumpet; Melody Turnquist Steet (1981 Kney/Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, MO) Gothic G49127

Filler –DALE WOOD (see above)


We salute American composer Samuel Adler on the occasion of his 80th birthday [born 3/4/28].


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