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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

2010 Pasi organ, Opus 19, at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston, Texas
2010 Pasi organ, Opus 19, at Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Houston, Texas

Houston AGO 2016 (II)

…more performances from the 2016 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Houston, TX.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude & Fugue, Op. 37, no. 1Crista Miller, organ (Acis CD 72306)

RICHARD PROULX (arr. Gregory Hamilton): Fanfare on Castlewood. ROBERT BUCKLEY FARLEY (arr. Joyce Kull): Telos/By gracious powersChase Loomer, organ

KATHLEEN THOMERSON (arr. Robert T. Adams): Chorale-prelude, I want to walk as a child of the light. PETER CUTTS (arr. Joyce Moon Strobel): Prelude on ShillingfordJeong-Suk Bae, organ

SUSAN TOOLAN (arr. Thomas Fielding): Bread of life. MARTY HAUGEN (arr. Aaron David Miller): Chorale-prelude, Rejoice, rejoice!Madeleine Woodworth, organ

WALTER PELZ (arr. Brenda Portman): Toccata on Meadville/Come let us. DAVID HURD (arr. Matthew Corl): Contemplation on JulionTyler Boehmer, organ

ERIK ROUTLEY (arr. Matthew Corl): Paean on Augustine. BERNADETTE FARRELL (arr. Benjamin Cornelius-Bates): O God, you search meJeremy Jelinek, organ

CESÁREO GABARÁIN (arr. Michael Emmerich): Pescador de Hombres. MARTY HAUGEN (arr. Don VerKuilen): Toccata on Gather us inMonica Czausz, organ

In this hour we highlight competition-winning organ solos based on tunes from hymns written since 1960, brought together in a new volume, titled Bayoubüchlein, published by the Houston AGO Chapter, and performed by winners of the AGO-Quimby Rising Stars Competition (r. 6/23/16).

Filler – HAUGEN/MILLER (see above)

Hour 2

NICOLAS DeGRIGNY: Tierce en taille, fr Mass for Organ. JEAN BOUVARD: Variations on a Basque Noël. JEHAN ALAIN: Trois DansesMichel Bouvard (r. 6/20/16)

HERBERT HOWELLS: Rhapsody in D-flat, Op. 17, no. 1Benjamin Sheen, organ, JOHN SCOTT: Behold, o God our defender. HUBERT PARRY: I was glad. TRADITIONAL (arr. Hancock): Deep riverChoir of St. Thomas Church, NYC/Benjamin Sheen, director; Stephen Buzard, organ (r. 6/22/16)

Filler – HAUGEN/VERKUILEN (see above)

This is the second in a series of programs to be aired in coming weeks featuring performances recorded during the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston, TX. Featured instrument is the 2010 Martin Pasi pipe organ at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Thanks to the Houston AGO Chapter and Ed Kelly of Mobile Masters Studio for providing audio (r. June 19-23, 2016). Check future PIPEDREAMS listings for subsequent installments. The 2018 AGO National Convention takes place in Kansas City, Missouri (July 1-6, 2018), and PIPEDREAMS will be featured there on July 5!


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