In the Spivey Spirit #1717
…celebrating the 25th anniversary season of the Ruffatti pipe organ in one of America’s pre-eminent recital venues, Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA.
J. S. BACH: Toccata in d, BWV 565 –Alan Morrison (ACA 20127). Alan, an Atlanta native, among other responsibilities at the Curtis Institute and Westminster Choir College, is ‘organist in residence’ at Spivey Hall, where he has had a personal connection to the Ruffatti since its inauguration.
ERNEST MacMILLAN: Cortege Academique. PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY (arr. Demers): The Sleeping Beauty Suite. RACHEL LAURIN: Symphonic Etude for Solo Pedal, Op. 72 (Variations on That Good Old Baylor Line; premiere) –Isabelle Demers (r. 10/11/14)
A gift to the community from Emilie and Walter Spivey, the three-manual, 79-rank Ruffatti pipe organ, the Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ, has been in nearly continuous use since its inauguration in 1992, a bit more than a year after the hall’s dedication.
Thanks to Tommy Joe Anderson and Fred Horton of ACA Digital Recordings, Inc. of Atlanta for our audio, and to Sam Dixon, Spivey Hall manager, for his cordial and cooperative support.