Wish I Were There #1645
…reminiscences of last year’s East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, as this year’s celebration of the Roy Perry Legacy is underway in Kilgore, Longview and Shreveport.
CHARLES-VALENTIN ALKAN: Priere in f, Op. 18, no. 5. HORATOIO PARKER: Allegretto (iii.), fr Sonata in e-flat, Op. 65 –Monica Czausz (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Baptist Church, Longview, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/12/15)
All recordings were made by Michael Barone during the 2015 East Texas Pipe Organ Festival. This year’s Festival takes place November 6-10, 2016. Barone cannot attend this year, but wishes he were there!
For an in-depth background on the significance of the organs of East Texas, and the man who made them, we encourage you to read Neal Campbell’s engaging history of Roy Perry: Musician and Organ Builder. Also, Lorenz Maycher explores the synergy between Perry and the Williams Family, father-and-son Jack and Jim and their wives Sally and Nora, organ installers who worked with Roy on virtually all of his projects.
And thanks to Steve Emery, organ technician par excellence, whose attention to the tuning of all of the instruments featured in this broadcast insured their best possible voice!