Oh, Canada #1439
…we feature Canadian composers and performers in anticipation of the upcoming Canadian International Organ Competition in Montreal.
GERALD BALES: Fanfare for Easter Day. BALES: Petite Suite –Gerald Bales (Welte-Möller/St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN) Intrada 9TR4-1
HEALEY WILLAN: 3 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 AGER: Premiere Suite –Maxine Thévnot (2005 Wolff/Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, BC) Raven 929
ALAIN GAGNON: Pastourelle –Raymond Daveluy (1889 Déry/St. Isidore, Dorchester, QC) Fonovox 7829
PERCY WHITLOCK: Allegretto & Folk Tune, fr 5 Short Pieces. EDWARD ELGAR: Imperial March, Op. 32 –Christian 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.
JOHN BURGE: Lord of the Dance –Patricia 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 REBOULOT: Pater 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 GIRARD: Ite 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)