Mildred Andrews Boggess Memorial Organ, 1999 Fisk Opus 111
Mildred Andrews Boggess Memorial Organ, 1999 Fisk Opus 111

The American Organ Institute #1210

…we visit the campus of the University of Oklahoma to investigate a path-breaking new curriculum of organ study begun by Professor John Schwandt.

1931 Möller organ, Opus 5819
1931 Möller organ, Opus 5819

Hour 1

NICOLAUS BRUHNS: Praeludium in G. ARTHUR FIELDS: Aba Daba HoneymoonJohn Schwandt

NED ROREM: There is a spirit that delights to do no evil, from Quaker ReaderVicki Schaeffer

JEAN LANGLAIS: FêteDorothy Young Riess

JEAN LANGLAIS: Epilogue, from Hommage a FrescobaldiRachel Foster

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Adagio, from Symphony Number 6. MAURICE DURUFLÉ: Sicilienne, from Suite, Opus 5 –Adam Pajan

BURTON LANE: If this isn't love –Jelani Eddington

Filler – GILKIE: OU Chant, from the AOI CD

Hour 2

CHARLES STROUSE: Put on a happy face, from Bye-bye Birdie. DMITRI KABALEVSKY: Comedian’s Galop. STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Send in the clowns, from A Little Night Music. FRANZ von SUPPÉ: Light Cavalry Overture –Jelani Eddington

GEORGE GERSHWIN: Broadway Medley: Swanee, But Not for Me, I've Got RhythmTom Hazleton

JOHN SCHWANDT: Improvisation on Fröhlich soll mein Herze springenJohn Schwandt

MANUEL de FALLA: Danza EspanolaJulie Huang

LOUIS VIERNE: Final, from Symphony Number 6 –Christopher Ganza

Filler – ARTHUR FIELDS (see above)


The Organ Studies Program at Oklahoma University embraces the gamut of the pipe organ experience. In classical selections plus arrangements of popular tunes, and through performances and conversations with students, alumni, guest artists and Professor Schwandt himself, we explore the possibilities of this unusual academic environment which honors the past, embraces the present, and fosters the future!

We salute University President David L. Boren for his foresight in support of the initiative of the American Organ Institute.

The featured instruments at the Catlett Music Center are a 1999 Fisk mechanical-action organ, the Mildred Andrews Boggess Memorial Organ housed in Gothic Hall, the Center's cathedral-like foyer, and a 1931 Möller organ, Opus 5819, formerly of the Philadelphia Convention Hall which is at this time partially installed in the Catlett Center's main auditorium.