An Organist’s Yearbook #0052
We reflect on the passing of time on our next Pipedreams broadcast. The old year now is gone and done. So are a number of wonderful musical friends whom we will honor and miss. But, we’ll also celebrate some intriguing new instruments, check up on the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia for a progress report on the ongoing restoration there, sample some recent recordings - including a disc which just won a ‘golden ears’ award from a popular audiophile journal and stop down in Mexico, where fireworks and the village band added to the excitement of a visit from some Norwegian performers.
J.S. BACH: 2 Chorale-preludes for the New Year: Das alte Jahr vergangen ist,S. 614; In Dir ist Freude, S. 615, from Little Organ Book, excerpts –Wolfgang Zerer (1692 Arp Schnitger [plus additions]/Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands) Hänssler CD-92.094
THOMAS HAWEIS: Hymn, Praise to the Holiest –Choir of Saint Paul’s Parish, K Street, Washington, DC, Jeffrey Smith, conductor; Bruce Neswick (1997 Schoenstein/St. Paul “K” Street, Washington, DC) Pro Organo CD 7090
LEO SOWERBY: Carillon –William Whitehead (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Resmiranda CD-8004
RAPEE: Charmaine –Gaylord Carter (Wurlitzer/San Gabriel Civic Auditorium, CA) New World CD-227
CYNTHIA ROBERTS-GREENE: Pie Jesu, from Memorial Requiem –Cynthia Heininger, mezzo soprano; Sarasota Camerata, Cynthia Roberts-Greene, conductor (St. Thomas More RCC, Sarasota, FL) Librax CD-1001