1950 Holtkamp organ in Crouse College, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1950 Holtkamp organ in Crouse College, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

A Syracuse Organ Book #0703

On four historic instruments in this New York university town, we explore a collection of cordial and creative contemporary compositions.

ROBERT PAOLI: Three Pieces for OrganWill Headlee (1952 Holtkamp/Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University, NY)

DON FREUDENBURG: Preludes on So nimm denn meine Hände Will Headlee(1892 Roosevelt/1980 Schantz/Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)

BRUCE LAZARUSMeditation –Will Headlee (1892 Roosevelt/1980 Schantz/Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception)

THOMAS DONAHUE: Fanfare MarchWill Headlee (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse, NY)

DAVID N. JOHNSON: Fugue a la GigueChristopher Marks (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse, NY) Raven OAR-790

JANET M. CORRELL: Homage to Persichetti –David Enos (1855 Johnson/Westminster Presbyterian, Syracuse, NY)

ROBIN DINDA: #1 Melody; #4 Meditation; and #5 Finale, from 5 Pieces in Contemporary NotationKatherine Pardee (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse, NY)

CARL KLEIN: Prelude & Chorale on Abbot’s LeighKatherine Pardee (1952 Holtkamp/Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University, NY)

DIANE WITUSZYNSKI-DEPTOLA: Fantasia on Picardy for Oboe and Organ –Anita Pawlak, oboe; David Enos (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse, NY)

ALFRED HOOSE: A Pondering on “Deck thyself, my soul”Will Headlee (1892 Roosevelt; 1980 Schantz/Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Syracuse, NY)

DAVID N. JOHNSON: Voluntary in D-flat –Katherine Pardee (1950 Holtkamp/Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College, Syracuse, NY)

Filler –BRUCE LAZARUS: Meditation (see above)

Performers Will Headlee, David Enos and Katharine Pardee were recorded in Syracuse, New York, by Michael Barone in May 1995 in an unpublished recording from the Pipedreams Archive. Scores for all of this music, except for the works by Johnson, are available in The Syracuse Collection, published by Wayne Leupold Editions.

 

Comments from Will Headlee: (click on the titles below to listen to this additional audio commentary)