2014 Casavant at Maison Symphonique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2014 Casavant at Maison Symphonique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Casavant Frères

Shining a Light #2105

. . . in celebration of African-American History Month, performances and compositions by Black musicians.

Hour One

J. S. BACH:  Chorale-prelude, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 –Calvin Taylor (1964 Holtkamp/Warner Hall, Oberlin Conservatory, Oberlin, OH) PD Archive (r. 3/30/70)

CALVIN TAYLORThis little light of mine, fr Spirituals for Organ (1998)TAYLORNobody knows the trouble I see, fr Spiritual Suite (2001)  –Calvin Taylor (1995 Casavant/1st Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY) Master Disc 8413

BACH (after Vivaldi):  Organ Concerto in d, BWV 596ALCEE CHRISS III:  Improvisation on John Coltrane’s Giant StepsVINCENT YOUMANS (arr. Tatum & Chriss):  Tea for Two.  RICHARD WAGNER (arr. Chriss):  Ride of the ValkyriesAlcee Chriss III (2014 Casavant/Maison Symphonique, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) ATMA Classique 2782

Filler – TAYLOR:  This little light of mine (see above)

Hour Two

SCOTT JOPLINMaple Leaf RagGunter Kennel (1968 Karl Schuke/Passionskirche, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany) ProCreatio 75951

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORKPrelude, fr Suite for OrganAndrew Peters (1965-2015 Schantz/2nd Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO) Regent 508

FLORENCE PRICEVariations on a Folksong (Peter, go ring dem bells)Calvert Johnson (1972 Harrison/Christ Church, Savannah, GA) Calcante 014

FATS WALLER:  2 Pieces (Keepin’ out of mischief now & Ain’t misbehavin’) –Dick Hyman (Wurlitzer/Emery Theatre, Cincinnati, OH) MHS 512089

WILLIAM GRANT STILLReveriePhilip Brunelle (1981 Holtkamp/Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN) Clarion 905

DAVID HURDIntroduction, Fugue & Chaconne, fr Te Deum LaudamusBruce Neswick (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo 7251

SCOTT JOPLINMarching Onward, fr TreemonishaE. Power Biggs (1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA) Columbia M-34129

Filler – YOUMANS:  Tea for Two (see above)


This is the first of four programs during African American History Month that highlight the work of Black composers and performers.  Check our archive for more related content.

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