Mexican Composers for the Organ, Vol. 2
Procesión y Saeta • Chacona • Aspiración • Noël
This is the long-awaited second volume of our highly acclaimed series on Mexican composers. It includes a lively processional in E-minor and a chaconne which builds to a thrilling climax rhythmically and registrationally. Providing a nice contrast to these is Aspiración, a work more meditative in character which will highlight the vox humana or celeste stops. The final work is a charming tribute to the 18th-century French style of Noël writing.
VIV 317, 32 Pages, $16.95
Choir & Organ
plenty of scope for the imaginative, especially in the guitar-like textures
changing moods and ecstatic climaxes, one of these complete with pedal trill on the dominant, the flamenco spirit never far removed
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A Brief Bio of the Editor
James Welch is the University Organist and member of the music faculty of Santa Clara University in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received the DMA in organ performance from Stanford University in 1977. Since that time he has pursued research of organs and organ music throughout Latin America, concentrating on 20th-century compositions from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. He has given performances of many of these compositions in Europe, at conventions of the American Guild of Organists, at the International Congress of Organists in Montréal, and in Latin America. In 1994 he performed at the International Organ Festival in Morelia, Mexico, and in 1995 he performed and lectured at the Third Conference of Latin-American Organists and Organbuilders, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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