1960 Beckerath/St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal, Quebec
1960 Beckerath/St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal, Quebec

Oh Canada! #1826

…in celebration of the national holiday of our neighbor-to-the-north, this collection of Canadian composers and performers for Canada Day (July 1).

Hour 1

ANONYMOUS: Mass in G (Plein Jeu; Fugue; Trio; Tierce en taille; Dialogue), fr Livre d’Orgue de MontréalKenneth Gilbert (1993 Wolff/Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec) Fleur de Lys 2.3022

BARRIE CABENA: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 55Duo Majoya/Marnie Giesbrecht & Joachim Segger (2002 Létourneau/Winspear Center, Edmonton, Alberta) Duo Majoya 2010

THOMAS CRAWFORD: Scherzo –Ian Sadler (1967 Casavant/St. James Cathedral, Toronto, Ontario) CBC 1068

JULIAN WACHNER: Logos, fr Triptych (2006) –Orchestre Métropolitain/Julian Wachner, conductor; Philippe Bélanger (1960 Beckerath/St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal, Quebec) ATMA 2319

Hour 2

DENIS BÉDARD: Sinfonietta –Sylvie Poirier & Philip Crozier (1932 Casavant/Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul, Montreal, Quebec) REM 311291

RACHEL LAURIN: 5 Pieces, fr Douze Courtes Pieces, Op. 43, nos. 6-10 (Trumpet Tune; Invocation; Fugue Circulaire; Chorale et Variations; Rondo)Isabelle Demers (1921-2006 Casavant/Church of the Holy Angels, Lachine, Quebec) Acis 61256

RUTH WATSON HENDERSON: Suite for Organ and ViolinEtsuko Kimura, violin; William O’Meara (2012 Brisson & Gagnon/St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario) O’Meara 2015

JULIAN WACHNER: Agape & Angelus (ii. & iii.), fr Triptych (2006) –Orchestre Métropolitain/Julian Wachner, conductor; Philippe Bélanger (1960 Beckerath/St. Joseph Oratory, Montreal, Quebec) ATMA 2319