1992 Ruffatti organ at Spivey Hall, Clayton Univesity, Morrow, Georgia
1992 Ruffatti organ at Spivey Hall, Clayton Univesity, Morrow, Georgia

Surprises from Spivey #2408

. . . archive performances featuring the famous Ruffatti instrument in Spivey Hall at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA.

Hour 1

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER & HENRY PURCELL:  Trumpet Tunes –Christopher Martin, trumpet; Alan Morrison, organ (r. 3/16/19) 

RACHEL LAURINEtude-Caprice, Op. 66 (Beelzebub’s Laugh)Ken Cowan, organist.  JOSEPH JONGEN:  Finale/Toccata, fr Symphonie ConcertanteAlan Morrison & Ken Cowan, organist (r. 5/13/17)

GIACOMO MEYERBEERCoronation March, fr Le PropheteASTOR PIAZZOLLAOblivionHECTOR OLIVERA:  Improvisation on Two Themes (Kingsfold and Watchman) –Hector Olivera (r. 5/6/2017)

Filler - LAURIN (see above)  

Hour 2

ANDRÉ FLEURYMarcheAD WAMMESOn y danseCARSON COOMANSolstice Sonata, Op. 1013Christopher Martin, trumpet; Alan Morrison, organ (r. 3/16/19)

HECTOR BERLIOZ (trans. Horowitz & Cowan):  Rákóczi MarchKen Cowan, organ (r. 5/13/17)

SIMON PRESTONToccata (1998)JOSEPH JONGENChant de MaiGEORGE GERSHWINThe Brothers Gershwin (medley) –Simon Preston (r. 5/2/1999)

Featured instrument is a 1992 Ruffatti pipe organ (III manuals/79 ranks) which not only graces the stage and is seen by every concert audience, but also will be heard in several future Spivey Hall Organ Series events this season: Atlanta Organists in Recital (March 3), Organ Discovery for Classrooms (March 13) and Alan Morrison & Friends (May 12).

Filler - JONGEN:  Toccata-Finale (see above)

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