An Organist’s Yearbook #0353
Ours is a pilgrim’s progress of sorts, traversing a year in retrospect and looking into the future. Join us as we take measure of the year 2003 and celebrate the art of the organ and its practitioners the builders, players and composers whose lives contribute so much to our experiences each week. We’ll play some recent compact discs, share shapshots of a trip to Italy, honor the memories of those who have passed to their rewards, and prognosticate a bit about what might come along in 2004.
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: 2 Chorale-Preludes, Opus 65: Number 54, Werde munter, meine Seele; Number 8, Mach hoch die Tür –Thomas Murray (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) JAV CD-124
ANDREW CLARKE: Variations on Ein feste Burg –Ruth Lewis (2002 C.B. Fisk/First Presbyterian, Gainesville, FL) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 18, 2003
RICHARD WAYNE DIRKSEN: Anthem, Arise, shine –Choir of Washington National Cathedral, Douglas Major, conductor; Nicholas White (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) Gothic G49095