Highlights from Houston #9141

…Performances recorded during the National Convention of the American Guild of Organists held in Texas in 1988.

Bach (arr. speller): Cantata No. 29 Sinfonia  Frank Speller (1981 Visser-Rowland/Bates Hall Ut, Austin, Texas)

Planyavsky: Improvisation on Submitted Themes  Peter Planyavsky (1966 Aeolian-Skinner/First United Methodist Church, Houston)

DAVID ASHLEY WHITE: Hymn, When in our music God is glorified (premiere)

Paul Cooper: Anthem, To every thing there is a season (premiere)  Choralis Brass; Convention Choir/Gerre Hancock, cond; Robert Brewer (1959 Moeller/St. Luke's United Methodist Church)

CALVIN HAMPTON: 3 dances  David Higgs (First United Methodist Church)

JEHAN ALAIN: Aria  Kevin Jones (1974 Beckerath/University of Houston)

Robinson: Improvisation on Submitted Themes  McNeil Robinson (First United Methodist Church)

Additional programs from this festival setting will be aired in future weeks. The improvisation themes included items newly composed, Gregorian chants, and “Texas Tunes”.