Organ Music

Organ Music:

Fuga a 4: “Nun komm’, der Heiden Heiland” (1983)

Variations sur un vieux Noël [tune: “Chartres”](1986-93)(8:30):

I. Thème
II. Canzona (en trio)
III. Fonds (canon à l’octave)
IV. Flûtes
V. Berceuse
VI. Musette
VII. Trio (canon à la quarte)
VIII. Fugato et Final

Winner of the Holtkamp/AGO Award for Organ Composition, 1993-94. First performance: Central Presbyterian Church, Eugene, Oregon, 17 October 1993, by the composer; featured at the AGO National Convention, Dallas, Texas, July 1994, David Dahl, organist; first European performance: Stadtkirche, Hannover, Germany, 25 April 1998, by the composer; recorded by Carla Edwards, Calcante Records 020 (not released); by the composer, Raven Records OAR-670 (released July 2003). Published by Hinshaw Music, 1994.

Three Improvisations on “Austrian Hymn” (1988-):

I. Toccata (1:30)
II. Choral orné (3:00)
III. Fugato (incomplete)

First performance (I & II): Trinity Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, November 1988, by the composer. Piccolo Spoleto Organ Festival, Charleston, SC, June 2003, by Julia Harlow

Three Gregorian Sketches, for organ (1994-96)(18:00):

I. Prelude: Kyrie (Orbis Factor)
II. Fugue: Asperges me
III. Fantasy-Paraphrase: Te Deum

First prize, Fúrio Franceschini Organ Composition Competition, Instituto de Artes, UNESP, São Paulo, Brazil, 19 November 1997. Commissioned by John-Paul Buzard, organbuilder, Champaign, Illinois. First performance of II: Chapel of St John the Divine, Champaign, Illinois, organist Christopher Young, 31 December 1995. First complete performance: simultaneously by Christopher Young, Grace Episcopal Church, Sandusky, Ohio, & the composer, Central Presbyterian Church, Eugene, Oregon, 14 April 1996. First European performance by the composer, Église de St.-Sulpice, Paris, France, 5 September 2002. Recorded by Dr. Young on the CD To Thee All Angels Cry Aloud, Pro Organo Records CD 7081.

Tiento de Batalla sobre el Balletto del Granduca (1998)(8:20)

Commissioned by Manuel Rosales, organbuilder, Los Angeles, California. First performed by Diane Meredith Belcher, United Church of Christ Congregational, Claremont, California, January 19, 1999; recorded by Dr. Belcher for JAV Records (JAV 115). First European performance by the composer, Münster, Konstanz, Germany, 25 August, 2000.

Fleurs Grégoriennes, feuilles d’orgue (2000):

I. Introït: Petite Fleur musicale (Veni Creator Spiritus)
II. Communion: Rose mystique (Ubi Caritas et Amor)
III. Sortie: Guirlandes nuptiales (Veni Creator & Ubi Caritas)

Commissioned by Guido Krawinkel, Bonn, Germany. Introït first performed 18 August 2000, Taizé Chapel of St. Johannes Lutheran Church, Charleston, South Carolina, by the composer.  Communion first performed 21 April 2011, Saint Philip’s Episcopal Church, Rochester, Michigan, by the composer.

Sequentia: Dies Iræ; Introduction & Passacaglia (1998-2003)(11:25); & Fugue: Lacrimosa (2011)

Commissioned by the Charleston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for the Region IV AGO Convention; first performance of Dies Iræ: Cathedral of St John the Baptist (RC), Charleston, South Carolina, 5 June 2003, by the composer.

Introit: Requiem Æternam (2004; revised 2011)(8:00)

Commissioned by Donald McQuitty; first performed by Deborah Friauff at memorial service for Sylvia Culp, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2004

Toccata Kopanitsa (2004)(7:00)

Commissioned by Brad Hughley, Music Director, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, GA, for the dedication recital series on their new organ, opus 29 of Manuel Rosales; first performance by Mr. Hughley, 9 May 2004. Recorded by Mr. Hughley for Raven Recordings, OAR-930.

Divinum Mysterium: Solemn Meditation (2008; revised 2011)(9:30)

Commissioned by Marion Metson for the 2008 National Convention of the Organ Historical Society, Seattle, Washington; first performance by Joseph Adam, St. James Cathedral, Seattle, 18 July 2008.  A recording of this performance is available on the 4-CD album Historic Organ of Seattle, OHS-08.