Norman Mackenzie
Norman Mackenzie

American Premieres #0039

It’s about the adventure of discovery, the excitement of surprise. On the next Pipedreams program we explore recent works by mostly American composers, including a Concerto for Organ Solo, and a lyric Cantilena that sounds like a cool, slow jazz solo brought to church. For the kids, a funny, quasi-rap piece about Rex, the King of Instruments. Some people will do anything to get your attention, and our highlight is a stunning item for organ, strings and percussion which will knock your socks off. Don’t miss the great sounds, American Premieres, this week on Pipedreams. To learn more about Stephen Paulus and Norman Mackenzie, read Family Secret by Michael Barone.

JOHN WEAVER: Toccata [1958] –Paul Fejko (1932 Aeolian-Skinner/All Saint’s Episcopal, Worcester, MA) Arkay AR6131

CALVIN HAMPTON: Concerto for Organ Solo [1981] –James Walker (1980 Sipe/Hennepin Avenue UMC, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded March 8, 1992

RICHARD WAYNE DIRKSEN: Cantilena [1954] –Wilma Jensen (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) Pipedreams PD 1003

DANIEL BURTON: Rex - An Introduction to the King of Instruments [1995] –Michael Barone, narrator –Robert Scoggin (1958 Möller+Sipe rebuild/Christ UMC, Rochester, MN) Pipedreams Archive recording

DAN LOCKLAIR: A Spiritual Pair; Diptych for Organ, [1994] –Marilyn Keiser (1994 Goulding & Wood/Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, LA) Pro Organo CD 7067

STEPHEN PAULUS: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion [1992]; Toccata, Elegy, Scherzo, Finale –Members of the Atlanta Symphony, George Hanson, conductor; Norman Mackenzie (1987 Petty-Madden/Trinity Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams PD 1003

Filler –STEPHEN PAULUS Concerto, Elegy (see above)