An Organist's Yearbook #85105

…A review and preview of goings-on in the organ world, including excerpts from dedicatory recitals in Pacific Palisades, California (Fisk organ) and Seattle (Fritts-Richards organ), highlights from the first Worcester International Organ Festival, and a feature on the historic Willis concert instrument at London's famed Alexandra Palace.

FANNY MENDELSSOHN HENSELT: Praeludium for Organ  Victoria Sirota (Noack organ, Trinity Lutheran, Worcester, Massachusetts)

JEAN LANGLAIS: Te Deum  Leo Abbott (1864 E. & G.G. Hook/Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts)

J.S. BACH: Trio Sonata in G, 1st movement  Carol Tate Spragens (1985 Taylor & Boody/Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts)

J.S. BACH: Fugue in F, S. 540  John Finney (1985 Taylor & Boody/Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts)

J.S. BACH: Prelude and Fugue in D, S. 532  Marilyn Mason (Wilhelm organ, First Congregational, Ann Arbor, Michigan)

RONALD McKEAN: Improvisation  Ronald McKean (First Presbyterian Church, San Anselmo, California)

RAYNOD BROWN: Spiritus (excerpts)  David Craighead (Fisk organ, St. Matthew's Parish, Pacific Palisades, California)

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Magnificat Primi Toni  Carol Terry (Fritts-Ruchards organ, St. Alphonsus Parish, Seattle, Washington)

RICHARD WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries; Grand March, from Tannhaeuser  George Thalben-Ball (Willis organ, Alexandra Palace, London)

ALFRED HOLLINS: Trumpet Minuet  John Weaver (Skinner/Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts)