Pipedreams this week features imaginative composers and performers exploring the varied opportunities of "the king of instruments."
CRAIG PHILLIPS: Fanfare –Paul Skevington (1998 Steiner-Reck/St. Luke RCC, McLean, VA) Summit 436.
PAUL CRESTON: Prelude, from Suite for Organ –Donald Dumler (1930 Kilgen/St. Patrick Cathedral, New York, NY) Gothic G49081.
SEARLE WRIGHT: 2 Hymn Preludes: Greensleeves; Brother James’ Air –Thomas Murray (1990 Austin/National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA) Arkay AR6143.
VIRGIL THOMSON: 3 Voluntaries –Leonard Raver (1938 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Paul Chapel, Columbia University, New York, NY) Classic Masters CD-1008.
MYRON ROBERTS: Pastorale & Aviary –Samuel Baker (1970 Aeolian-Skinner/National Presbyterian, Washington, DC) NPC 1990.
BERNARD WAYNE SANDERS: Ecologue & Fugue in F –Jan Ernst (1994 Mönch/St. Peter & Paul Church, Spaichingen, Germany)Ambitus CD-97987.
JACKSON HILL: Anthem, A sweet and triune harmony –Rooke Chapel Choir, William Payn, conductor; David Cover (1964 Reuter/Rooke Chapel, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA) Albany TROY098.
BRUCE NESWICK: Anthem, I will set his dominion in the sea –Gloria Dei Cantores, Elizabeth Patterson, conductor; David Chalmers(E.M. Skinner; Barden/Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA) Paraclete Press CD-030.