The American Muse (II) #8644

…In celebration of American Music Week, diverse organ works by American composers.

LEO SOWERBY: Comes Autumn Time  Robert Rayfield (1968 Aeolian-Skinner/2nd Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis)

DUDLEY BUCK: Variations on The Last Rose of Summer, Op. 59  David Craighead (1864 E. & G.G. Hook/Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts)

FREDERICK SWANN: Hymn Preludes (Laudes Domini, Amazing Grace, Hyfrydol)  Frederick Swann (1962 Aeolian-Skinner; 1977 Ruffatti/Crystal Cathedral, Garden-Grove, California)

SAMUEL ADLER: Hymnset (on Old American Tunes), I. O Though, whose hand the Kingdom sways, II. And will the God of Grace perpetual silence keep, III. How firm a foundation, IV. Deep in our hearts  Barbara Harbach (1983 C.B. Fisk/Downtown Presbyterian, Rochester, New York)

SAMUEL BARBER: Wondrous Love Variations. PAUL MANZ: Wie schoen leuchtet. JOHN FERGUSON: Den store hvide Flok. VIRGIL THOMSON: Shall we gather at the river  Howard Bakken (1983 Nordlie/Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

RICHARD PURVIS: Vexilla Regis  Leander Glafin (1985 Petty-Madden/Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey)