The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine interior, New York City, N.Y..
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine interior, New York City, N.Y..

An Organist's Yearbook #8652

…A review and preview of happenings in the organ world, including brief headlights from the 1986 A.G.O. Convention in Detroit; a performance by International Organist of the Year Award-wining Thomas Murray, taped at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine; an introduction to the brand-new Marcussen tracker organ at Wichita State University; and some observations on the preservation of historic instrument in America.

LOUIS VIERNE: Kyrie, from Messe Solennelle, Op. 16  Susan Ferre, Huw Lewis, organist; Independent Presbyterian Church Choir; Joseph Schreiber, A.G.O. Convention

J.S. BACH: 3 Chorale-preludes ("Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland"; "Vom Himmel hoch"; "Christum wir sollen loben schon")  Janice Beck (Fisk/University of Michigan Studio)

MICHEL CORRETTE: Noel, "Michaut, qui causait"  Gale Kramer (Fisk/University of Michigan Studio)

WILLIAM BOLCOM: Gospel Prelude, "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child" (premiere)  Marilyn Mason (University of Michigan, Hill Auditorium)

LOUIS VIERNE: Final, from Symphony No. 6  Michael Farris, 1986 A.G.O. Competition winner (Pilzecker/St. Jude's Church)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Allegro, Chorale and Fugue (premiere)  Thomas Murray (St. Paul's Chapel, Columbia University)

GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI: Aria detta Balleto  Gillian Weir (Marcussen/Wichita State University)

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Prelude, from Organ Symphony No. 2  Dennis Bergin (Marcussen/Wichita State University)

MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Sicilienne, from Suite, Op. 5  James Walker, winner of the 1986 Mader Competition, Pasadena (Pasadena Presbyterian Church)

LOUIS VIERNE: Allegro, from Symphony No. 2  Jack Fisher (1863 Hook/Immaculate Conception Church, Boston)