1893 Niemann Organ at 1st Unitarian Church Baltimore, MD
1893 Niemann Organ at 1st Unitarian Church Baltimore, MD
Len Levasseur

Historic Baltimore #2422

. . . a primer in preparation for this year’s Organ Historical Convention in and around Charm City.

Hour 1

ALBERTO GINASTERAToccata, Villancico & FugueBruce Stevens (1889 Odell/Corpus Christi Church)

J. S. BACHPrelude & Fugue in F, BWV 556 –Marvin Mills (1882 Johnson/Westminster Presbyterian Church)

FRANK BRIDGE:  Allegro Marziale –Peter Crisafulli (1885 Roosevelt/Lovely Lane United Methodist Chapel)

ARTHUR FOOTECantilena in G, Op. 71, no. 1Michael Kaminsky (1902 Stein/Light Street Presbyterian Church)

HEALEY WILLAN:  Prelude on I love thy kingdom, Lord.  ANONYMOUS:  Easter Hymn –Marilyn Kay Stulken (1897 Niemann/Old Otterbein United Methodist Church)  

JACQUES LEMMENSFanfareJ. Michael Grant (1919 Casavant/St. Charles Seminary, Catonsville)

MAURICIO KAGELRaga Rondeña, fr Rrrrrr… --Diana Luchese (1961 Andover-Fisk/Mount Calvary Church) Raven 964

ALFRED FEDAKTriptych (premiere) –Michael Britt (1931 Skinner/Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church) PD Archive (r. 4/25/21)

Filler - ARTHUR BIRD:  Improvisation –Marilyn Stulken (1893 Niemann/St. Peter the Apostle Church, Baltimore)

Note that the instrument heard at the open and close of this hour, built in Baltimore in 1893 by Henry Niemann, is in storage awaiting a new life, with information available through the Organ Historical Society.   

Hour 2

FELIX MENDELSSOHNFinal Chorus, fr Elijah, Op. 70Brown Memorial Choir/John Walker; Frederick Swann (1931 Skinner/Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD) BMPC 2009

SETH BINGHAMPrelude on Rock of Ages –Bradley Rule (1881 Niemann/Church of St. Leo the Great)

KATHARINE E. LUCKE:  Allegretto –George Bozeman (1893 Niemann/1st Unitarian Church)

NIELS GADETone Piece No. 1, Op. 22Lois Regestein (1880 Niemann/Parish Hall, 1st Unitarian Church)

MAURICE DURUFLÉPrelude & Fugue on ALAIN, Op. 7Katelyn Emerson (2007 Andover/Christ Lutheran Church) Pro Organo 7288

JEAN-LUIS FLORENTZ:  Pleurs de la Vierge, fr Les Laudes, Op. 5Diane Luchese (2007 Schantz/Cathedral of Mary Our Queen) Raven 964

GEORGE WHITINGConcerto Etude, Op. 51, no. 4Rosalind Mohnson (1884 Jardine/Mount De Sales Academy Chapel, Catonsville)

JOSEF RHEINBERGERPassacaglia, fr Sonata No. 8 in e, Op. 132Thomas Spacht (1884 Roosevelt-1989 Schantz/Basilica of the Assumption of Mary) OHS 91

Filler – LEMMENS (see above)

Unless otherwise indicated, recordings were made in Baltimore venues by audio engineer Ed Kelly between July 8-13, 1991 during the previous Organ Historical Society Convention in Baltimore and were issued in a 4-CD album (OHS-91) available from the OHS.  This year’s Convention takes place July 20-26, 2024.

Read more details about the history of Baltimore Organ Builders in an early edition of the OHS journal, THE TRACKER.

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