Hooked on Boston

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On the eve of the 2014 American Guild of Organists convention, we enjoyed historic instruments by the Boston builders Elias and George Hook, recorded in and around Boston during an Organ Historical Society Convention.

Program details:

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in B-flat, Op. 65, no. 4 –Gregory Crowell (1854 Hook/1st Unitarian Church, Jamaica Plain).

J. P. SWEELINCK: Balletto del Granduca –Erik Wm. Suter (1868 Hook/Follen Community Church, Lexington).

JOHANN HANFF: Wär’ Gott nicht mit uns dies Zeit. DANIEL PINKHAM: Pastorale, The Morning Star –Lois Regestein (1859 Hook/1st Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain).

ARTHUR FOOTE: Allegro comodo, fr Suite in D –Richard Hill (1870 Hook/1st Parish Unitarian/Arlington).

CHARLES AVISON: Concerto in D –Brian Jones (1985 Andover, using Hook ‘heritage’ components/1st Baptist Church, Newton Centre).

JOSEPH BONNET: Matin Provençal, fr Poemes d’Automne. ROBERT SCHUMANN: Study in E, Op. 56, no. 3. HENRI MULET: Carillon-Sortie –Thomas Murray (1863 Hook/Immaclate Conception Church, Boston).