2007 Casavant organ at the Nativity of Our Lord RCC, St. Paul.
2007 Casavant organ at the Nativity of Our Lord RCC, St. Paul.

Conventional Wisdom #0817

…a preview of some of the performers to be featured in this summer’s national convention of the American Guild of Organists.

Part 1

DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Praeludium in C, BuxWV 138 –Julia Brown (2003 Pasi/Cathedral of St. Cecilia, Omaha, NE) Naxos 8.570312

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Alleluia Number 2, from Suite Number 30, L’Orgue MystiqueMarie-Bernadette Dufourcet Hakim (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/La Trinité, Paris, France) Priory PRCD869

JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary in F. RICHARD WAGNER (transcribed by Edwin H. Lemare): Die Meistersinger Prelude –Todd Wilson (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 5, 1996

Part 2

GUSTAV HOLST (transcribed by Peter Sykes): Mercury, the Messenger, from The PlanetsPeter Sykes (1930 E.M. Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) Raven OAR-380

BARBARA DENNERLEIN: Waltzing Pipes & Rankett BluesBarbara Dennerlein (1998 Goll/Stadtpfarrkirche Sankt Martin, Memmingen, Germany) Bebab 250970

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: 3 Chorale-Improvisations, from Opus 65: Number 10, Vom Himmel hoch; Number 22, Sollt ich meinem Gott nicht singen?; Number 8, Macht hoch die TürElke Völker (1914 Walcker/Church of San Ignacio de Loyola, San Sebastian, Spain) Aeolus AE10591

Part 3

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Nun danket alle Gott, S. 657 –Cristina Garcia Banegas (1755 Trost/Stadtkirche [Town Church], Waltershausen, Germany) Motette CD MOT 12391

HENRY MARTIN: Prelude & Fugue in G –Ken Cowan (2007 Casavant Frères/Nativity of Our Lord RCC, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded June 17, 2007

MARCEL DUPRÉ: EpithalameJeremy Filsell (1979 Möller/St. Boniface Episcopal, Sarasota, FL) Guild GMCD 7164

PIERRE COCHEREAU: Scherzo SymphoniqueJeremy Filsell (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) ASV CD-1104

Filler –BARBARA DENNERLEIN: Rankett Blues (see above)


This year the AGO’s national convention takes place in the Minnesota Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, with organ events scheduled between June 21-29, 2008.