An Organist's Yearbook #1652
…the annual Olde Yeare-New Year reflection, with highlights from recent recordings, concert excerpts, prize-winning performances, memorial tributes, and more.
LOUIS VIERNE: Naiades, Op. 55, no. 4 –Katelyn Emerson (1981 Schantz/St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Houston, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/18/16). Ms. Emerson took 1st Prize in the AGO Performance Competition.
GUSTAV MAHLER (trans. Briggs): Veni, Creator Spiritus (excerpt), fr Symphony No. 8 –singers from the Oratorio Society of New York, Manhattan School of Music, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine/Kent Tritle, conductor; David Briggs (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo 7276
PAUL CRESTON: Prayer, fr Suite, Op. 70 –Yuri McCoy (1998 Schoenstein/University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX) Gothic 49303 MAX REGER: Pastorale, Op. 59, no. 2 –Ulfert Smidt (2009 Goll/Marktkirche, Hannover, Germany) Rondeau 6131
JOHN IRELAND: Anthem, Greater love hath no man –Choir of St. Thomas Church, New York City/Benjamin Sheen, director; Stephen Buzard (2010 Pasi/Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral, Houston, TX) Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/22/16)