From three centuries of compositions, this week Pipedreams offers an overview of the 'old-world' organ art as practiced in the 'new world'.
DUDLEY BUCK: Concert Variations on The Star-spangled Banner, Op.23 –Alan Morrison (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Clayton Univesity, Morrow, GA) ACA Digital 20022
GARDNER READ: Hymn Preludes, fr Op. 90 (Fight on, my soul; Thou man of grief remember me) –Theresa Pepin (1998 Rule-Pilcher/Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church, Knoxville, TN) TPCD 77642
READ: 4 Preludes on Old Southern Hymns, Op. 90/112 (Once more, my soul, the rising day; My soul forsakes her vain delight; David the king was grieved; Hark, the jubilee is sounding) –Barbara Harbach (1983 Fisk/Downtown Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY) Gasparo 258
READ: De Profundis, Op. 71 –Mark Springer, trombone; Charles Echols (1978-2001 Marrin/St. Augustine Church, Saint Cloud, MN) Springer 2008
NORMAN DELLO JOIO: Antiphonal Fantasy on a Theme of Vincenzo Albrici –Naples Philharmonic/Timothy Russell, conductor; Todd Wilson (1990 Casavant/Philharmonic Center for the Arts/Naples, FL) d'Note 51002