Hearing Color #2306
. . . expanding our repertoire with works by African-American artists composers and performers.
KEVIN GEORGE: Prelude, fr Organ Suite –Lucius Weathersby (1864-1951 Willis/St. Michael & All Angels Church, Great Torrington, England) Albany 440
UNDINE SMITH MOORE: Variations on There is a fountain. MARK FAX: Fantasy on Kremser. WILLIAM B. COOPER: Air for Organ. TRENT JOHNSON: Grotesque March –Aaron David Miller (1979 Fisk/House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 11-2022)
DAVID HURD: 4 Spiritual Preludes (Oh! what a beautiful city; Go down, Moses; Were you there?; Deep River) –David Hurd (1965 Schlicker/Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 3-27-23)
FLORENCE PRICE: In quiet mood –Calvert Johnson (1972 Harrison/Christ Church, Savannah, GA) Calcante 14
PRICE: Festal March –Alan Morrison (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA) ACA Digital 20132
Filler – GEORGE (see above)
MARVIN MILLS: Prelude on Lauda Anima. JAMES LEE III: Ascend the Mountain: A Walk with Dr. King –Marlissa Hudson, soprano; Marvin Mills (1994 Reuter/Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA) (r. 6-2015). Listen to the premiere performance of Ascend the Mountain on Program #2107.
CALVIN TAYLOR: Swing low, sweet chariot, fr Spiritual Suite for Organ –Calvin Taylor (1994 Casavant/1st Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY) MasterDisc 8413
RALPH SIMPSON: Fantasy & Fugue on My Lord, what a mourning –James E. Barrett (1948-1986 Möller/St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Spokane, WA) PD Archive (r. 10-12-1997)
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK: Deep River –Laura Ellis (1961 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Spokane, WA) PD Archive (r. 7-13-2008)
GEORGE WALKER: Prayer –Trent Johnson (1930 Skinner/St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown, NJ) Albany 697
DAVID HURD: Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue on Windham –Renée Anne Louprette (2008 Ruffatti/Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden) PD Archive (r. 7-23-2022). You can watch a YouTube video of this performance, too.
Filler – PRICE: Festal March (see above)
Several of the selections in this program were drawn from an exceptional ten-volume African-American Organ Music Anthology, available from MorningStar Music Publisher, edited by recitalist and teacher Mickey Thomas Terry. Dr. Terry introduces and explores additional repertoire, by no means monochromatic, in archived PIPEDREAMS programs Blending Black and White (#0305) and In Black and White (#0106).
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