1962 Beckerath organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA
1962 Beckerath organ at Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh, PA

Organa Americana #0501

This week’s show is a convenient collector’s guide to remarkable recordings featuring American performers and instruments.

CRAIG PHILLIPS: Toccata on Antioch; Preluyde on KremserTom Trenney (2003 Schantz/St. Peter Episcopal, Savannah, GA) Pro Organo CD 7196

EMMA LOU DIEMER: ScherzoLinda Marianiello, flute; Keith Reas (1985 Reuter/Augustana Lutheran, Denver, CO) Musicians Showcase 1069

CALVIN HAMPTON: Those Americans, Number 3, from Five Dances –Jay Peterson (1952 Aeolian-Skinner/Merner Chapel, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL) MacMurray CD-2002

CALVIN TAYLOR: Spiritual Prelude, This little light of mineCalvin Taylor (1994 Casavant Frères/First Baptist, Bowling Green, KY) MasterDisc CD-8428

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Scherzo, from Symphony in g, Opus 35 –Frederick Hohman (1912 Austin/Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME) Pro Organo CD 7117

HENRI MULET: Tu es Petra, from Byzantine SketchesVirgil Fox (1911 Wanamaker/Grand Court, Macy’s Center City, Philadelphia, PA) SeeMusic CD-042

VICTOR HERBERT: PanamericanaRon Rhode (1927 Wurlitzer/Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL) Roxy Productions CD-115

GEORGE GERSHWIN: I loves you Porgy, from Porgy and BessLyn Larsen (1927 Wurlitzer/Place de la Musique, Sanfilippo Residence, Barrington, IL) Musical Contrasts CD-212

FURIO FRANCESCHINI: MeditaçaoJulia Brown, Barbara Baird (1999 Hochhalter/FUMC, Eugene, OR) Hochhalter CD-2004

GEORG BÖHM: Partita on Gelobet seist du, Herr Jesu ChristThomas Dressler (1847 Davis & Ferris/Round Lake Auditorium, Round Lake, NY) Round Lake CD-2003

J.S. BACH: Kyrie I, S. 669, from Clavierübung III –Robert Clark (1999 Richards, Fowkes/Westminster Presbyterian, Knoxville, TN) Calcante CD-042

J.S. BACH: Contrapunctus Number 4, from Art of FugueMichael Ferguson (1985 Schantz/Lumen Christi Catholic Community [St. Leo the Great], Saint Paul, MN) Birolius CD-1001/2

RICHARD GOODE: Fanfare on FCCLADavid Goode (1932 Skinner; 1969 Schlicker/First Congregational, Los Angeles, CA) Gothic G49223

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Cantilene improviséeJ. Melvin Butler (2001 C.B. Fisk/Finney Memorial Chapel, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH) Loft LRCD-1063-64

LOUIS VIERNE: Allegro vivace IV, from Organ Symphony Number 1 in d, Opus 14 –Martin Jean (1929 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT) Loft LRCD-1071-74

J.S. BACH: Fugue in g, S. 542 –Paul Jacobs (1962 Beckerath/Cathedral of St. Paul, Pittsburgh, PA) JAV CD-145

DAN MILLER: Count your blessings –Tom Trenney (2003 Schantz/St. Peter Episcopal, Savannah, GA) Pro Organo CD 7196