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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

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[1995 Noack at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, TX][decorative stamp]
1995 Noack at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, TX

[2010 Fritts/St. Philip Presbyterian Church][decorative stamp]
2010 Fritts at St. Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston, TX

[2010 Pasi at Sacred Heart Co–Cathedral, Houston][decorative stamp]
2010 Pasi at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston, TX

Historical Eclecticism in Houston

…concert performances from a recent conference on organ building and playing.

Audio 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 59:00 Min

Audio 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in F, BuxWV 145Robert Bates (1995 Noack/Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston, TX)

RENE BECKER: Cantilena, Op. 42; Praeludium Festivum, fr Sonata No. 1, Op. 40Damin Spritzer (2010 Fritts/St. Philip Presbyterian, Houston)

ARNOLT SCHLICK: 3 Pieces (Maria zart; Hoe Losteleck; Salve Regina) Kimberly Marshall (1995 Noack/Christ the King Lutheran Church)

GASTON LITAIZE: Lied, fr Douze Pieces. CHARLES–MARIE WIDOR: Lauda Sion, fr Suite Latine, Op. 86Stephen Tharp (2010 Pasi/Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston)

Hour 2

JOSEPH DE TORRES: Obra de 1 tono; Fuga; Batalla de TorresGustavo Delgado Parra (2010 Fritts/St. Philip Presbyterian Church)

ANTON HEILLER: Partita, Nun komm, der Heiden HeilandThomas Schuster (2010 Fritts/St. Philip Presbyterian Church)

GEORG BÖHM: Vater unser im HimmelreichPamela Ruiter–Feenstra (2010 Fritts/St. Philip Presbyterian Church)

MEL BUTLER: Scherzo, B–A–C–H. ROBERT J. GREENE: Danza del Espiritu SantoMelvin Butler (2010 Pasi/Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston)

J.S. BACH: Sinfonia, fr Cantata BWV 29Ars Lyrica Houston/Matthew Dirst, conductor: Robert Bates (1995 Noack/Christ the King Lutheran Church)

These events were recorded April 12-14, 2012 during a Historical Eclecticism Conference co-sponsered by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies and the University of Houston. Thanks go to KUHA and John Proffitt for assisting with recordings.

The third annual Westfield Internation Organ Competition and Academy takes place September 22–30, 2013 in Rochester, New York.


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