The American Muse

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Pipedreams presents a multi-generational exploration amidst contributions to the organ's repertoire by American composers.

Program details:

SAMUEL BARBER: Toccata Festiva, Op. 36 –Philadelphia Orchestra/Eugene Ormandy, conductor; E. Power Biggs (1959 Aeolian-Skinner/Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA) Sony Classical 94739.

JOHN KNOWLES PAINE: Fantasia on Ein' feste Burg –Samuel John Swartz (1927 Skinner/Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Los Angelesd, CA) Motette 10901.

JOSEPH CLOKEY: An Old Irish Air –Janet Hamilton (1930 Skinner/Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY) Hamilton 2002.

DAVID GILLINGHAM: Prophecy of the Earth (1993) –Grand Symphonic Winds/Matthew George, conductor; William Chouinard (1927 Casavant-2001 Schantz/St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive (4. 3/6/2011).

ANTHONY RISPO: Daydream –Anthony Rispo, organ. GERRE HANCOCK: Toccata –Christopher Jennings (2009 Schoenstein/St. James Episcopal Church, New York City) Jennings 2012.