The 1955–95 Casavant at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, Nova Scotia.
The 1955–95 Casavant at Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, Nova Scotia.
Symphony Nova Scotia 2023

Oh, Canada #1439

…we feature Canadian composers and performers in anticipation of the upcoming Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal.

Hour 1

GERALD BALESFanfare for Easter Day.   BALESPetite SuiteGerald Bales (Welte-Möller/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN) Intrada 9TR4-1

HEALEY WILLAN3 Chorale-preludes (On a Melody of Orlando Gibbons; On a Melody of Melchior Vulpius; On a Tune by John Goss)Gayle H. Martin (1955-95 Casavant/Trinity-St. Stephen’s United Church, Amherst, NS) Prism 001

ANDREW AGERPremiere SuiteMaxine Thévnot (2005 Wolff/Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC) Raven 929

ALAIN GAGNONPastourelleRaymond Daveluy (1889 Déry/St. Isidore, Dorchester, QC) Fonovox 7829

PERCY WHITLOCKAllegretto & Folk Tune, fr 5 Short PiecesEDWARD ELGARImperial March, Op. 32Christian Lane (2002 Casavant/Eglise Saints-Anges-Gardiens, Lachine, Quebec, Canada) Atma Classique 2874.  Mr. Lane won top prize in the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition.

Hour 2

JOHN BURGELord of the DancePatricia Phillips Wright (1930 Casavant/Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, ON) Metropolitan 7325

BENOIT POIRIER:  Basso Ostinato –Gisele Guibord (1915-95 Casavant/Church of St. John the Baptist, Montreal, QC) Fonovox 7884

RACHEL LAURIN:  Sonata for Horn and Organ, Op. 60 –Damian Rivers-Moore, horn; Karen Holmes, (1988 Casavant/St. Anne’s Church, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) Raven 943

ANTOINE REBOULOTPater Noster --Jean-Guy Proulx (1979 Guilbault-Thérien/Cathedrale Saint-Germain, Rimouski, QC) REM Editions 311078

SAMUEL P. WARREN:  Prelude & Fugue in A-flat –Deirdre Piper (1957 Casavant/St. Matthias Anglican Church, Ottawa, ON) Carleton Sound 1007

ROBERT PATRICK GIRARDIte missa est –Claude Girard (1989 Guilbault-Thérien/Eglise Saint-Patrice, Riviere-du-Loup, QC) Sonographe 120512

The next Canadian Inernational Organ Competition takes place in Montreal between October 7-19, 2014.  Three rounds of competitive performances, plus numerous festival workshops and concerts…all open to the public…will take place at St. James United Church, Église de l’Immaculée Conception, St. Matthias Anglican Church, the Grande Seminaire de Montréal, Saint-Jeanb-Baptiste Church, McGill University’s Redpath Hall, Notre-Dame Basilica, and the Maison Symphonique in Montréal.  Don’t miss out on one of the North American continent’s most incredible celebrations of the King of Instruments!

Enjoy these additional programs with a Canadian focus found in the PIPEDREAMS Archive:
            The Brothers Casavant (#0445)  
            The Canadian International Organ Competition 2011 (#1207)
            Celebrating Canada (#0923) 
            Champions in Canada – ICOC 2008 (#0945)
            A Montreal Organ Book (#9930)  
            Oh, Canada! (#1226)
            Rachel’s Children/Rachel Laurin (#1241)