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This week Pipedreams features Canadian composers and performers in anticipation of the upcoming Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal.

Program details:

GERALD BALES: Fanfare for Easter Day.   BALES:  Petite Suite–Gerald Bales (Welte-Möller/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN) Intrada 9TR4-1.

HEALEY WILLAN: 3 Chorale-preludes (On a Melody of Orlando Gibbons; On a Melody of Melchior Vulpius; On a Tune by John Goss) –Gayle H. Martin (1955-95 Casavant/Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, NS) Prism 001,

ANDREW AGER: Premiere Suite –Maxine Thévnot (2005 Wolff/Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC) Raven 929.

ALAIN GAGNON: Pastourelle –Raymond Daveluy (1889 Déry/St. Isidore, Dorchester, QC) Fonovox 7829.

PERCY WHITLOCK: Allegretto & Folk Tune, fr 5 Short Pieces. EDWARD ELGAR:  Imperial March, Op. 32 –Christian Lane(2002 Casavant/Eglise Saints-Anges-Gardiens, Lachine, Quebec, Canada) Atma Classique 2874.  Mr. Lane won top prize in the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition.