We step out in a colorful procession in this week’s show by parading select works by American composers. You’ll hear everything from dances to gospel preludes. William Bolcom, Robert Elmore, Howard Hanson, Emma Lou Diemer and Leo Sowerby are just a few of the musicians represented, with works recorded in concert settings in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Rochester, NY, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Our promenade builds from subtlety to strength. If you’ve considered the organ an old-world instrument, think again and join us for a celebration of new world sounds, a virtual Pageant.
SAMUEL PROWSE WARREN: Prelude & Fugue in A-flat –Howard Bakken (1983 Nordlie/Augustana College Chapel, Sioux Falls, SD)
Filler –EUGENE HANCOCK: Spiritual Prelude, We are climbing Jacob’s ladder –Robert Scoggin (1958 Möller+Sipe rebuild/Christ UMC, Rochester, MN)
This program was originally issued as #9048 in November 1990.