Classical and theatre organists, and some young competition winners, provide sounds from the deep south.
JOHN RUTTER: Variations on an Easter Theme (O filii et filiae) –Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault (1989 Möller/Roswell United Methodist Church, Roswell, GA) Gothic 49043.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in d, Op. 65, no. 6 –Benton Blasingame (1st Prize). THIERRY ESCAICH: 2 Poems (Eaux natales; Vers l'espérance) –Samuel Gaskin (1963 Austin-2001 Zimmer/St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Atlanta).
Blasingame (1st Prize) and Gaskin (2nd Prize) were the winners of the 2012 Taylor Organ Competition, sponsored by the Atlanta Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (r. 4/21/12).
COLE PORTER: Aladdin Suite –Steven Ball (1929 Möller/Fox Theater, Atlanta) Ball 1001.
HOAGY CARMICHAEL: Georgia on my mind –Bob van Camp (Atlanta Fox Theater) Atlanta Landmarks 1997.