Getting Near

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This week Pipedreams features music and insights of a prominent American composer of organ and church music, Gerald Near.

Program playlist:

GERALD NEAR: Toccata –Mary Preston (1992 Fisk/Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 7/1997).

NEAR: A Triptych of Fugues –Aaron David Miller, organist.  NEAR:  Three Anthems (To Thee, o Lord, have I lifted up my soul; They that wait upon the Lord; Sing Alleluia) –House of Hope Motet Choir/Matthew Culloton, director; Aaron David Miller (1979 C. B. Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian Church) Pipedreams Archive (r. 4/29/12).

NEAR: Carillon on a Ukrainian Bell Carol –Larry Visser (1996 Austin-Allen/LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI) LaGrave 2013.

NEAR: Sonata No. 1 for Organ –Jeremy Filsell (Skinner & Aeolian-Skinner/Washington National Cathedral, District of Columbia) Raven 942.