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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Longwood Gardens 2016 Winners]
From Left to Right: Greg Zelek, Alcee Chriss III, Joshua Stafford, Colin MacKnight

Longwood Laurels

…prizewinners perform during the 2016 Longwood International Organ Competition.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

LEO SOWERBYComes Autumn TimeJoshua Stafford (Pierre S. DuPont 1st Prize)

GABRIEL FAURÉ (trans. Robilliard):  Prelude, fr Pelleas et MelisandeAlcee Chriss III (Firmin Swinnen 2nd Prize)

ART TATUM (arr. Chriss):  Blue SkiesAlcee Chriss III (Firmin Swinnen 2nd Prize)

EDWARD ELGARAndante espressivo (iii.), fr Sonata in G, Op.28 LOUIS VIERNE: Impromptu, fr Pieces de Fantasie, Op. 54, no. 2 –Colin MacKnight (Clarence Snyder 3rd Prize)

ERNESTO LECUONA (trans. Zelek):  MalagueñaGreg Zelek (Audience Choice Prize)

LOUIS VIERNE:  Romance, fr Symphony No. 4, Op. 32.  SETH BINGHAMRoulade, Op. 9, no. 3 –Joshua Stafford (1st Prize)

Hour 2

SIGFRID KARG-ELERTHarmonies du soir (i.), fr Trois Impressions, Op. 72 –Adam Pajan (finalist)

SERGEI RACHMANINOFFNon allegro (i.), fr Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 –Alcee Chriss III (2nd Prize)

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (trans. Lemare):  Prelude, fr Hänsel und GretelJoshua Stafford (1st Prize)

RACHMANINOFFVocalise, Op. 34, no. 14 –Thomas Gaynor (finalist)

KARG-ELERTThe Soul of the Lake (i.), fr Seven Pastels, Op. 96 –Greg Zelek (Audience Prize)

BEDRICH SMETANA (trans. Hey):  The Bartered Bride OvertureMichael Hey (finalist)

Enjoy upcoming Longwood Organ Concerts with Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis (2/23), Bryan Holten (3/3), Neil Harmon (3/18), Open Organ Console Day (4/7), and Alan Morrison (4/21). 

Listen again past programs featuring the world’s largest private residence organ at Longwood Gardens:
            #1504 – Longwood Laureates (2013)
            #1219 – Longwood Revisited 

Watch several of these prize-winning performances on Youtube:
Joshua Stafford plays Vierne and Humperdinck.
Alcee Chriss plays Fauré and Rachmaninoff.
Colin McKnight plays Elgar
Greg Zelek plays Karg-Elert and Lecuona.

Enjoy upcoming Longwood Organ Concerts with Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis (2/23), Bryan Holten (3/3), Neil Harmon (3/18), Open Organ Console Day (4/7), and Alan Morrison (4/21).

The next Longwood Organ Competition (for soloists between the ages of 18 and 30) takes place June 18-22, 2019.

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