A Minnesota Organ Book #0818
…in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Minnesota Statehood, May 11, 1858, we share varied works by Minnesota composers of today.
DAVID EVAN THOMAS: Preludes on Welsh Hymns: Cwm Rhondda; Aberystwyth; Llanfair –Marilyn Biery (1927 E.M. Skinner; 1963 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. Paul, Saint Paul, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 25, 2003
*CARY JOHN FRANKLIN: Morning Light –Dale Newton, cello; Sarah Koehler, organ
Filler –DAVID EVAN THOMAS: Prelude on Cwm Rhondda (see above)
The six items marked (*) were recorded on the 2007 Holtkamp organ in Boe Chapel at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN. These selections make up a new AGO 2008 Minnesota Organ Book, compositions for ‘organ-plus’ issued by Augsburg Fortress Publishers, commissioned by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. They will be given public premiere performances during the national AGO convention in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, June 21—19, 2008, but you get to sample them here first!