In Concert (I) #0404
If the number of recitals played each year is any indication, the art of the pipe organ in these United States is doing spectacularly well. This week, we lift samples from four different concert programs. Nothing replaces the excitement of being there for a live performance, even the best stereo in the world can’t compare, but you’ll get the idea as we draw from the energy our featured performers put forth as we find them In Concert.
VINCENT LÜBECK: Praeludium in g. J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Deck thyself with gladness, O my soul, S. 654. NED ROREM: 3 Pieces, from Organbook I, Song; Serenade; Reveille –Brett Wolgast (1987 Brombaugh/Iowa State University, Ames, IA) recorded February 27, 2002
MARCEL DUPRÉ;: Ave maris stella, verse HARALD ROHLIG: Prelude, Voluntary and Postlude. MAX REGER: Intermezzo in f; Toccata in d –Harald Rohlig (1965 Wicks/Ligon Chapel, Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL) recorded April 19, 2001
MAX REGER: Introduction and Passacaglia in d –Robert Knupp (1938 Ernest M. Skinner & Son; 1975 Aeolian-Skinner/National Cathedral, Washington, DC) recorded August 10, 2003
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Andante tranquillo, from Sonata Number 3. NOËL GEOMANN: Toccata  J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, An Wasserflüssen Babylon, S. 653. NOEL GOEMANNE: Toccata for a New Millennium  –Jane Schmidt-Ahsan (1965 Aeolian-Skinner/St. Luke Episcopal, Dallas, TX) recorded May 17, 2003