1930 Skinner/St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, NJ
1930 Skinner/St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, NJ
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

More Than Just Black and White #2107

. . . another color-full collection of music featuring Black composers, performers, and themes.

Hour One

JAMES LEE IIIAscend the Mountain: A Walk with Dr. KingKenneth Logan (1996 Casavant/ Pioneer Memorial Church, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI) Pipedreams Archive (r. 2/11/2000)

FELA SOWANDEPrayer (Oba a ba ke)William O’Meara (2012 Brisson & Gagnon/St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario, Canada) O’Meara 2015

JOHN COLTRANEReverend KingANDRÉ ROSSI:  Chorale in E –Raphaël Imbert, saxophone; Jean-Luc DeFraya, tenor; Michel Péres, double-bass; Manfred String Quartet; André Rossi (2003 Daldasso/Parish Church, Bouc Bel Air, France) ZigZag 080101

CALVIN TAYLOR3 Spirituals for Organ (Go down, Moses; City called Heaven; Hold on!) Calvin Taylor (1994 Casavant/1st Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY) MasterDisc 8428

Filler – TAYLOR:  Go down Moses (see above)

Hour Two

ULYSSES KAYFinale, fr Suite No. 1Andrew Peters (2015 Schantz/2nd Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, MO) Regent 508

WILLIAM GRANT STILL (arr. Nies-Berger):  SummerlandYun Kim (1928 Skinner-1994 Dobson/1st Presbyterian Church, Battle Creek, MI) Raven 142

GEORGE WALKERSpires (1998) –Trent Johnson (1930 Skinner/St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, NJ) Albany 697

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR3 Pieces for Organ (Arietta-Melody-Elegy) William Tortolano (1966 Casavant/St. Michael’s College Chapel, Colchester, VT) Pipedreams Archive (r. 2/7/2012)

DAVID HURD:  Hymn, Ye who claim the faith of Jesus Cathedral Choir/Benjamin Bachman; Thomas Joyce (1935 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA) Pro Organo 7249

CHARLES CALLAHAN:  Suite on Afro-American Hymn Tunes (This little light of mine; Let us break bread together; Go down, Moses)Charles Callahan (1992 Heritage/All Saints Church, Buffalo, NY) Pro Organo 2231

FLORENCE PRICESuite No. 1 for Organ (1942) –Naki Sung Kripfgans (1940 Kimball-1958 Reuter/1st United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor, MI) FUMC Ann Arbor 2013

Filler – LEE (see above)

This is the third of four programs this month that highlight the work of Black composers and performers. Check our archive for more related content.

Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Buzard Pipe Organ Builders of Champaign, IL, and Casavant Freres, Ltd. of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.