Pipedreams Premieres: Henry Martin

The third volume of the CD release series “Pipedreams Premieres,” which is currently awaiting release, features the complete preludes and fugues of the contemporary American composer Henry Martin, performed by Ken Cowan, Isabelle Demers, Stephen Tharp, and Bryan Anderson.  The album is produced by the Pipedreams radio program.

Pipedreams website

Karg-Elert: Inferno

Sigfrid Karg-Elert–Symphonische Choral No. 2 “Jesu, meine Freude,” I. Inferno

Performed by Bryan Anderson
Recorded at Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University

Howells “By the Waters of Babylon”

This is a wonderful and undeservedly obscure work of Herbert Howells on the text of Psalm 137. The unorthodox instrumentation has meant that concert halls often show the piece to better effect than churches. This recording is at Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall at the Shepherd School, Rice University.

Chris Besch, baritone
Sam Park, violin
Max Geissler, cello
Bryan Anderson, organ

Durufle “Tambourin”

This is an original transcription by me of Durufle’s “Tambourin,” which is the third of the Trois danses pour orchestre, Op. 6.  While Durufle prepared versions for piano, this is the first adaptation to the organ.