1915-1999 Casavant/Tres-Saint-Nom-de-Jesus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1915-1999 Casavant/Tres-Saint-Nom-de-Jesus, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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The Organist’s Yearbook #1952

…our traditional summing-up of some of the previous year’s happenings in the world of the King of Instruments.

Hour 1

J. S. BACH (arr. Guillou): Sinfonia to Cantata, BWV 29. FRANZ LISZT (arr. Guillou): Valse oubliée No. 1Jean Guillou (1969 Kleuker/Notre Dame des Neiges, Alpe d’Huez, France) Dorian 90112

JOHN JOUBERT: Prelude on Song OneTom Winpenny (1962 Harrison/St. Alban’s Cathedral, England)

HENRY PURCELL (arr. Ley): 2 Trumpet Tunes and AirNoel Rawsthorne (1926 Willis/Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, England)

H. WALFORD DAVIES: Solemn MelodyPeter Hurford (1979 Sharp/Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia)

WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Finale, fr The King of InstrumentsWilliam Albright, narrator; Marilyn Mason (1964 Casavant/Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 6/18/80)

DUKE ELLINGTON: It don’t mean a thingCharlie Balogh (Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) Organ Stop 120

SERGEI RACHMANONIFF (trans. Vierne): Prelude in c#, No. 3, no. 2Olivier Latry (Cavaille-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris)

G. F. HANDEL: Largo, fr XerxesJared Jacobsen (1907 Warren-1972 Möller/Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY) PD Archive (r. 8/25/2019)

CHARLES WOOD: Nunc Dimittis in E-flat (No. 2) –Charles Baigent, baritone; King’s College Choir/Sir Stephen Cleobury; Henry Websdale (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England) KCC 038

HARVEY GRACE: ResurgamSir Stephen Cleobury (1968 Harrison/King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England)

Filler – LISZT (see above)

Hour 2

SZOLT GARDONYI: Mozart ChangesGordon Stewart (2019 Dobson/Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA) PD Archive (r. 9/7/19)

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: OblivionHector Olivera (2001 Rieger-Kloss/St. John the Evangelist Co-Cathedral, Rochester, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/26/19)

ERIC DELEMARTER: EclogueRobert Baker (1964 Casavant/North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL) PD Archive (r. 11/13/64 by Dr. Clarence Close)

LUBOS SLUKA: Via del SilenzioKathryn Moen (1978 Hendrickson/1st Lutheran Church, St. Peter, MN) Moen 2008

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Les Anges, fr La NativitéLouis Thiry (1965 Metzler/Cathedral of St. Peter, Geneva, Switzerland)

HEALEY WILLAN: Chorale Prelude on a Melody by Orlando GibbonsPatrick Wedd (1814-1995 Casavant/Church of St. John the Baptist, Montreal, Canada)

DEREK HOLMAN: Prevent us, o Lord St. John’s Cathedral Choristers, Albuquerque/Maxine Thévenot; Stephen Tharp (2002 Reuter) Raven 926

CAMILLO SCHUMANN: Praeludium in b, Op. 123, no. 2 –Nancianne Parrella (1993 Mander/Church of St Ignatius Loyola, New York, NY) MSR 1143

FATS WALLER: A handful of keysWalt Strony (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/1st Presbyterian Church, Kilgore, TX) ETPOF 94303

PAUL MANZ: Creator spirit, heavenly doveJohn Schwandt (1966 Schlicker/Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/25/19)

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, fr Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 13, no. 2Wolfgang Rübsam (1928 Skinner-2008 Schantz/Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago, IL) Naxos 8.574161

Filler – BACH (see above)

Other musicians of note who died in 2019 include:

Marilyn Mason (1925-1919); see also PD #8207

John Storm Mueller (1928-2019)

Robert E. Scoggin (1930-2019)

Leo Cornelius Nestor (1948-2019)

Herman Daniel Taylor (1937-2019), see also PD #0234

Notre Dame Catheral, Paris (April 15, 2019)