Pipedreams this week features recent selections from one of America's prime organ record labels, Raven, and conversations with its curator William Van Pelt.
SETH BINGHAM: Hail to the Brightness, Op. 42, no. 1; Prelude & Fughetta on St. Kevin –Christopher Marks (1997 Schoenstein/1st Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE) Raven 992.
GERRE HANCOCK: Fantasy on St. Denio; Prelude on Somerset Hills –Todd Wilson (1968 Adams-2005 Mann & Trupiano/St. Thomas Church, NYC) Raven 951.
RENÉ BECKER: Interlude, fr 12 Pieces, Op. 16 (1908); Toccata, fr Sonata No. 1, OP. 40 (1912) –Damin Spritzer (1880 Cavaillé–Coll/Holy Cross Cathedral, Orleans, France) Raven 949.
PHILIP MOORE: Love of love –Chamber Choir and Choristers/Maxine Thévenot, director; Stephen Tharp (2002 Reuter/St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque, NM) Raven 955.
DAVID DAHL: Variations on Amazing Grace; Festiva Prelude onCwm Rhondda –Mark Brombaugh (1979 Brombaugh/Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma, WA) Raven 953.
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: War March of the Priests, fr Athalia–Andrew Unsworth (1992 Jones/Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City, UT) Raven 967.