Fratelli Ruffatti 1971 at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Fratelli Ruffatti 1971 at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Stephen Schnurr

San Francisco, Here We Come (Again) #2419

. . . a preview of some instruments to be featured during the upcoming American Guild of Organists Convention (June 30-July 4), and some others, too.

Hour 1

RON NELSONPebble Beach Sojourn (premiere) –Festival Brass & Percussion Ensemble/Denis de Coteau; Carole Terry (1975 Ruffatti/St Mary’s Cathedral) PD Archive (r. 1984)

HEINRICH SCHEIDEMANNGalliard in DRobert Bates (1995 Fritts) & David Yearsley (1984 Fisk/Memorial Church, Stanford University) LOFT 1008

JOHN KNOWLES PAINELarghetto, fr 2 Preludes, Op. 19Robert Bates (1901 Murray Harris/Memorial Church, Stanford University)

LOUIS CLAUDE DAQUINNoël No. 1 sur les jeux d’anches Robert Bates (2004 Fisk/Memorial Church, Stanford University) Loft 1004

ERNEST BLOCHWedding March No. 1Rodney Gehrke (1904 Los Angeles Art Organ/Temple Sherith Israel)

RICHARD PURVISFantasy on Ton-y-BotelTom Hazleton (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral) PD Archive (r. 9/7/03) 

CHRISTOPHER PUTNAM:  Evensong Improvisation.  LEO SOWERBYNun dimittis in D –Grace Cathedral Choir/John Fenstermaker; Christopher Putnam (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral) Gothic 49106

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Fugue No. 1 on B-A-C-H, Op. 60Catharine Crozier (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral) Delos 3090

Filler – NELSON (see above)

Hour 2

GEORGE CORYI left my heart in San FranciscoSimon Gledhill (Wurlitzer/Castro Theatre) Trans-Video 421

LEO SOWERBYPageant John Balka (1915 Austin/San Francisco Civic Auditorium)

OLIVIER MESSIAENDieu parmi nous, fr La Nativité du SeigneurJonathan Dimmock (2010 Letourneau/ Cathedral of Christ the Light, Oakland) Dimmock 1001

JOHN C. BECKWITH:   Voluntary No. 1Randall Jay McCarty (1860 Davis/Grace Cathedral)

CLARENCE MADEROctober Interlude –Cherry Rhodes (1934 Aeolian-Skinner/Grace Cathedral) Pipedreams 1002

COLE PORTER:  Kiss Me Kate Medley –Simon Gledhill (Wurlitzer/Castro Theatre) Trans-Video 421

Filler – DAQUIN (see above)

Those recordings not otherwise identified were made by Scott Kent during the 1988 Organ Historical Society Convention in San Francisco.  Not every instrument included here will be heard during SFAGO2024.

Enjoy these additional San Francisco-based programs from our archive:

AGO ‘84 (I) – California, Here We Come #8594

AGO ’84 (II) – San Francisco Skinners #8595

AGO ’84 (III) – Preston, Guenther and Douglass #8596

AGO ’84 (IV) – Music at Grace #8598

AGO ’84 (V) – Weir, Chalmers and Britton #85100

AGO ’84 (VI) – From Davies Symphony Hall #8608

AGO ’84 (VII) – Ruffattis Reverberate #85102

AGO ’84 (VIII) – From Davies Symphony Hall #8608

Son of San Francisco (Tom Hazleton) #9830

Purvis Pieces (a tribute to San Francisco’s celebrated organist/composer Richard Purvis) #1332

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