Eric Johnson of Quimby Pipe Organs inside the 1934 Kilgen organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church, Brooklyn, NY
Eric Johnson of Quimby Pipe Organs inside the 1934 Kilgen organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church, Brooklyn, NY

An Organist's Yearbook #1352

…the annual Olde Yeare–New Year reflection, with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize–winning performances, memorial tributes and more.

Hour 1

EDWARD ELGAR: Carillon, Op. 75Thomas Murray (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/30/13)

OLIVIER LATRY: Inaugural Improvisation No. 1 –Fr. Michael Perry, officiant; Olivier Latry (1934 Kilgen/Our Lady of Refuge Church, Brooklyn, NY) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/18/13)

JACQUES BERTHIER: Jeu de quatres –Antonio Corveiras (18th c. Anonymous-1988 Grenzing/Santa Maria la Real de la Corte, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain) A&B 4

TRADITIONAL: Jarabe del Valle –Valentin Hernandez, percussion; Cecilia Winter (1712 Chavez/Oaxaca Cathedral, Mexico) IOHIO 5

HIRAM TITUS: The Enchanted CastleMaria Bucka (1965 Casavant/Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/3/06)

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Harmonies du soir, Op. 72, no. 1Daryl Robinson (1993 Fisk-Rosales/Rice University, Houston, TX) Pro Organo 7261

JOHANNES BRAHMS (trans. Sheen): Tragic Overture, Op. 81Benjamin Sheen (1929 Aeolian/Longwood Gardens Ballroom, Kennett Square, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/22/13). Benjamin Sheen took 1st Prize in the 2013 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Toccata, fr Deuxieme Symphonie, Op. 26Adam Pajan (1998 Glatter-Götz-Rosales/United Church of Christ, Claremont, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/9/13). Adam Pajan took 1st Prize in the 2013 Ruth and Clarence Mader International Competition.

Filler – ELGAR (see above)


Hour 2

ERNEST MacMILLAN: Cortege AcadémiqueIsabelle Demers (1948 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/11/13)

RACHEL LAURIN: 3 Short Pieces (Divertimento; Prelude; Fuga Seriosa), fr Op. 58Rachel Laurin (1988 Casavant/St. Anne Church, Ottawa, Canada) Raven 943

RICHARD PURVIS: A Highland AyreJames Welch (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 10/6/13)

ROBERT ELMORE: Toccata, fr Sonata for OrganNorman Mackenzie (1927 Casavant/2001 Schantz/St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive Ir. 9/15/13)

THOMAS WALMISLEY: Prelude & Fugue in e –Colin Wright (1885 Hill-1995 Wood/Beverly Minster, England) Priory 810

THOMAS WALMISLEY: Nunc dimittisChoir or St. Paul’s Cathedral, London/John Scott, director; Christlpher Dearnley (1872 Willis-1972 Mander/St. Paul Cathedral) Hyperion 66249.

BENJAMIN BRITTEN (completed by Colin Matthews): Village Organist’s PieceEric Plutz (1968 Aeolian-Skinner/Epiphany Church, Washington, DC) Raven 945

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: La cathédrale engloutie (No. 10), fr Preludes, Book 1Jean-Baptiste Robin (1929 Skinner/Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH) Brilliant Classics 94726

JEAN GUILLOU: Improvisation on a Neapolitan Song (Fenesta che lucive)Jean Guillou (1983 Tamburini/Naples Conservatory, Italy) Philips 480.0987

Filler – PURVIS (see above)