Manhattan Memories (II) #2115
. . . more savory surprises from the American Guild of Organists 1996 Centennial Convention in New York City.
Filler – SOWERBY: Dialog (see above)
*This proud former church building, now owned by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, is in the process of revision, a project interrupted by the COVID pandemic. One hopes that the Hutchings-Votey organ can be part of that plan, too.
WILLIAM MATHIAS: I will celebrate –Cathedral Schola/John-Michael Caprio; Stephen Tharp (1930 Kilgen/St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC) PD Archive (r. 7/7/96). NOTE: we apologize for some confusion that you may experience in listening to this part of our program. The original plan was for a score by Anthony Davis to be premiered at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. However, an anthem by Mathias was substituted without prior notice and no one passed that information on to us or the engineer who made the recording. The reason for the change, with the passage of time, seems less and less clear. In any event, Barone confesses to not knowing every piece of music, so did not catch the gaffe, and you should disregard his authoritative–sounding announcement of the piece as if it were a score by Anthony Davis, which it is not!
JOHN WEAVER: The joyful feast. DON FREUND: God’s Grandeur (premiere). WEAVER: For all the saints –Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir; Paul Stetsenko & John Weaver (1962 Casavant/Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, NYC) PD Archive (r. 7/8/96)
Filler – WILLAN (see above)
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