The 1982 Schantz at Portageville Chapel, New York.
The 1982 Schantz at Portageville Chapel, New York.
Rick Sayre

From the Mailbag #1428

…we receive a surprising amount of unexpected submissions, some rather home-spun, but many with interesting stories behind them.

Hour 1

TIMOTHY SMITH:  3 Hymn Preludes (Coronation; St. Clement; Lobe den Herren) –Timothy Edward Smith (1982 Schantz/Portageville Chapel, NY) Portageville 378

J. S. BACH (arr. Hohman):  Air, fr Suite No. 3, BWV 1060Fred Hohman (2003 Kanawha/St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. Alban’s, West Virginia) Hohman 2011

NOEL RAWSTHORNE:  Variations on B.A.C.H. for Pedals –Elizabeth Melcher Davis (1979 Austin/Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/12/07)

GRANT HELLMERS:  Preludes in French Classic Style on Anglo-American Hymns –Grant Hellmers (1999 Rosales/St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/9/09)

HENRI BÜSSERMarche de FeteJames Metzler (Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris) Pipedreams Archive (r. 2004)

Hour 2

EDGAR SAMPSONStompin’ at the SavoyLES BROWN & BEN HOMERSentimental Journey.  PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKYWaltz, fr Eugene OneginStinson 47 Band Organ

BACHIn dulci jubilo, BWV 729. LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUINNoël Suisse (No. 12)Michael Beattie (1999 Schoenstein/St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Harrods Creek, KY) St. Francis 2003

JOHN MORGAN:  Short Voluntary.  CHARLES WESLEYPastoraleHENRY HERONVoluntary in GArlan Wareham (1721 Silbermann/St. George’s Church, Rötha, Germany, via digital samples) Wareham CD 8471

STEVEN TURNER:  2 Pieces (Dance Exultant; Early Morning Light)—Steven Turner (1984 Moore/Hand Memorial United Methodist Church, Pelham, GA) ST 2009

KEVIN DALY:  Fugue in e –Kevin Daly (Austin/St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Brick, NJ) Daly 2006 

NEIL STIPP:  2 Pieces (Pastorale; Processional, Lead on, o King Eternal) –Neil Stipp (1964 Schantz/Crowell Hall, Biola Unversity; La Mirada, CA; 1989 Rodgers/Glenkirk Presbyterian Church, Glendora, CA) Musical Arts 2006

JOSEPH RHEINBERGERFinale, fr Suite for Organ, Violin and Cello, Op. 149Laurie Bastian, violin; Josh Aerie, cello; Samuel Black (1938 Estey/Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Two Harbors, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r. 8/16/07)

If you enjoyed the Rawsthorne (!), you might also be entertained to watch Elizabeth Melcher-Davis play the Etude for Pedals Alone that her teacher at Curtis/Juilliard, John Weaver, composed and dedicated to her.