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19th Century American Organ Music Available Again as Digital Download
As part of the celebrations surrounding the United States Bicentennial in 1976, the Cleveland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists published A Collection of 19th Century American Organ Music, compiled by Janice Beck and D. Darrell Woomer. It was privately published by the chapter and has been long out of print and unavailable. Get details.
AGO Cleveland is a fan of American Public Media's "Pipedreams" with Michael Barone. Go here for more information
and to listen to recent programs.
Upcoming Chapter Events
The program committee led by
Sub-Dean Matt Skitzki has been hard at work planning for the coming year. We
have a variety of wonderful events in the works. Please mark your calendars and
plan to come to these events!
Sunday 9/21/14 - 4 PM
Kick off Picnic
Kick off the year with a picnic at Don Shultzaberger's home, Lakewood
Sunday 10/12/14 - 4 PM
Anthem Reading Session
Bring your favorite piece from your choral music library, we read them through. Get ideas for your church programming
Gesu Parish, 2470 Miramar Blvd, University Hts, OH
Saturday 11/1/14 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Roberta Gary - Professor Emerita of Organ at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Body Mapping for Organists Workshop, co-sponsored by Oberlin, CIM
Church of the Covenant, Cleveland*
Friday 11/14/14 - 7:30 PM
Jonathan Rudy - Winner of the 2014 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance
Organ recital sponsored by AGO, St. John's Cathedral, and Trinity Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral, Cleveland*
Friday 1/9/15 - 6 PM to 9 PM
Just for fun!
Paul Guyer's home, Solon
AGO scholarship competition
Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights
Sunday 3/6/15 - 7:30 PM
James O'Donnell - Organist and Master of Choristers Westminster Abbey, London
Organ artist recital, AGO co-sponsor
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights*
Sunday 5/3/15 - Time TBA
Psalm Festival / Annual Meeting
Church choirs and congregations
Church of the Covenant, Cleveland, University Circle*
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Chapter Election Results
Officers for the upcoming term will be:
Dean: Paul Guyer
Sub-Dean: Matthew Skitzki
Secretary: Jan Jones
Treasurer: Don Jackson
For the Executive Committee Term 2014-2017:
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music.
To achieve this, we:
Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music;
Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors;
Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support;
Nurture future generations of organists;
Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and
Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.
This Week in Classical Music History
TODAY IN CLASSICAL MUSIC HISTORY
July 10, 1911, American musicologist and harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick was
born. He taught at Yale and became famous for his pioneering musicological work
on the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti. He was also famous as a performer of
Johann Sebastian Bach's keyboard works, especially the Goldberg Variations. He
created an edition of the Goldbergs that was for many years considered the
"gold standard." Here is an excerpt from one of his recordings. He
died in 1984.
Variations BWV 988 Air- Var 7 Ralph Kirkpatrick