Central Indiana, perhaps best known for its cornfields, automobile races, basketball prowess, and the warm hospitality and friendliness of its people, has a rich and varied history. Organ building flourished in Indiana as it developed, and the 2007 OHS National Convention (the Society’s first visit to this part of the country) demonstrated that the area is home to fascinating organs of great historical and artistic value. Enjoy this “Hoosier Holiday” with 31 pipe organs, built from 1851 to 2004, all heard in thrilling live performances featuring a wide variety of Baroque, Romantic, and contemporary music. The 4-CD set also includes several selections of enthusiastic hymn-singing, always a highlight of OHS Conventions, plus a deluxe 40-page booklet with photos, stoplists, and historical information. In programming for the convention, special effort was made to recognize organ builders and composers who spent at least part of their careers in Indiana. Several recitalists honored Indiana composers by performing their music, and many examples are included in this collection. Note particularly the following:
1) William Albright, native of Gary
2) H. Leroy Baumgartner, a native of Rochester and graduate of the Indianapolis Conservatory of Music, who lived for a time in Elkhart and Indianapolis
3) William Horatio Clarke, organbuilder of Indianapolis, who served as organist of Roberts Park Methodist Episcopal Church
4) Joseph Clokey, a native of New Albany
5) Cole Porter, a native of Peru, where he is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery
6) Ned Rorem, a native of Richmond
7) Van Denman Thompson, long-time professor of music at DePauw University, and organist for Gobin Memorial Methodist Church, both in Greencastle

Complete Program

Compact Disc 1

Scottish Rite Cathedral
1929 Skinner Organ Co.
Martin Ellis, organist
WILLIAM MATTHIAS: Recessional from Organ Album
ROBERT HEBBLE: Seven Palette Sketches of Utrillo
i. Rue des Saints-Pères
ii. Lapin agile sous la neige
iii. L’église Saint-Séverin
iv. Paris, vu du Square Saint-Antoine
v. L’église Boissy-Saint-Antoine
vi. La chapelle de Beaulieu
vii. Crépescule, Golfe du Morbihan

Christian Theological Seminary
1987 Holtkamp
Edie Johnson, organist
J. S. BACH: Fantasia and Fugue in c (BWV 537)
HYMN: God has spoken to his people (TORAH SONG)

Zion Lutheran Church (E. Germantown)
c. 1898 M. P. Möller
Karl Moyer, organist
Ludwig von BEETHOVEN: Scherzo
C. H. H. PARRY: Martyrdom from Seven Chorale Preludes, Set II

Second Presbyterian Church
1968 Aeolian-Skinner
Marko Petričić, organist
DAVID CONTE: Soliloquy
PETER EBEN: Moto Ostinato

Calvary U. M. Church (Brownsburg)
994 Charles M. Ruggles
Carla Edwards, organist
HYMN: Praise the Lord Who Reigns Above(AMSTERDAM)

First Presbyterian Church (Frankfort)
1959 Holloway
Mary Gifford, organist
VAN DENMAN THOMPSON: What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (Peru)
1893 Louis Van Dinter
Karen Schneider Kirner, organist
Josef Rheinberger: Passacaglia from Sonata VIII in e, op. 132

Saint James Lutheran Church (Logansport)
1883 Carl Barckhoff
John Gouwens, organist
GOUWENS: Improvisation on A Mighty Fortress

Compact Disc 2

North United Methodist Church
1931 W.W. Kimball
Carol Williams, organist
J.S. BACH: Fantasia in c (BWV 562)
L.J. A. LEFÉBURE-WELY: Marche funèbre, opus 122

Broadway United Methodist Church
Broadway Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Jack L. Fox, conductor; Christopher Schroeder, organist
JOSEF RHEINBERGER:Mass in C, opus 169: Gloria; Credo

Bethel A.M.E. Church
1905 A.B. Felgemaker
MaryAnn Crugher Balduf, organist

Saint Andrew Episcopal Church(Greencastle)
2002 J. Zamberlan
Kirby Koriath, organist
JOHANN PACHELBEL: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Toccata in d

DePauw University (Greencastle)
1943 Aeolian-Skinner
Kristi Koriath, organist
DIETERICH BUXTEHUDE: Prelude on Ein feste Burg (BuxWV 184)
J.S. BACH: Mit Fried’ und Freud’ ich fahr’ dahin (BWV 616)

Trinity Presbyterian Church (Rushville)
c.1906 A.B. Felgemaker
Yun Kyong Kim, organist
JOSEPH W. CLOKEY: Jagged Peaks in the Starlight, from Mountain Sketches op. 32, no. 1
HORATIO PARKER: Festival Prelude, opus 66, no. 1
R.U. WHITE: We Want Wilkie!

Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church
1929 Kilgen
Rosalind Mohnsen, organist
GIUSEPPE VERDI, Arr. Mohnsen: Marcia funebre, from Giovanna d’Arco
HYMN: The Maid of France, with Visioned Eyes (Noël Provençale)
JOSEPH W. CLOKEY: The Wind in the Chimney from Fireside Fancies, opus 29

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
2001 Wicks Organ
Thomas Nichols, organist
MARCEL DUPRÉ: Fifteen Pieces for Organ founded on Antiphons, opus 18:
v. How Fair and How Pleasant Art Thou
vii. Jesus Tender Mother, Make Thy Supplication
GABRIEL PIERNÉ: Cantilène, opus 29, number 2

Saint Paul Episcopal Church (Richmond)
1966 E.H. Holloway
David Lamb, organist

Compact Disc 3

Saint Luke United Methodist Church
1999 Goulding & Wood
Thomas Murray, organist
EDWIN H. LEMARE: Summer Sketches, opus 73 1. Dawn
2. The Bee
3. The Cuckoo
4. Twilight
5. Evening

Pioneer Chapel, Wabash College (Crawfordsville)
1935 Aeolian-Skinner
HYMN: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (BEECHER)
H. LEROY BAUMGARDNER: Prelude & Fugue on Laudes Domine
Stephen Schnurr, organist
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Andante religioso, Allegretto from Sonata IV, opus 65
Micah Raebel, organist
GUSTAV MERKEL: Allegro moderato from Sonata in d
Messrs. Schnurr and Raebel, organists

Saint Patrick Catholic Church (Lagro)
c.1851 Erben
Gregory Crowell, organist
C.P.E. BACH: Sonata in F, Wq70,3

Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church (Richmond)
1906 Hook & Hastings
Bruce Stevens, organist
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Symphonic Chorale on Ach bleib mit deiner Gnade, opus 87, no. 1
JOSEF RHEINBERGER: Allegro non troppo from Sonata VII in f, opus 127

Western Yearly Meetinghouse (Plainfield)
1899 August Prante
William Aylesworth, organist
ROBERT JOHN LIND: Variations on Nun Danket Alle Gott

Acton United Methodist Church
1895 Hook & Hastings
Robert Schilling, organist
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Mein Jesu, der du mich, opus 122, no. 1
HYMN: And Can It Be that I Should Gain (SAGINA)

Compact Disc 4

Zion United Church of Christ
1933 W.W. Kimball/1999 Reynolds
Kenneth Cowan, organ; Lisa Shihoten, violin
SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Fugue, Canzone, and Epilog

St. Mark United Methodist Church (Bloomington)
1883 Sanborn
Christopher Young, organist
NED ROREM:There is a Spirit that Delights to Do No Evil from A Quaker Reader
WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Flues Blues from The King of Instruments
HYMN: Father, We Thank You (Albright)
DUDLEY BUCK: Variations for Organ on Foster’s Melody “Old Folks at Home”

Old Centrum
1892 Sanborn/1921 Seeburg-Smith
Charles Manning, organist
JOHANNES BRAHMS: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, opus 122, no. 5
LOUIS VIERNE Berceuse from 24 Pièces en style libre, opus 31, no. 19

First Presbyterian Church (Franklin)
1988 Goulding & Wood
Robert Hobby, organist
JOHANN PHILIPP KIRNBERGER: Passion Chorale, Introduction
HYMN: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded (Passion Chorale)
HYMN: Abide with Me (Eventide)

Warren Center for the Performing Arts
1927 Barton
Mark Herman, organist
COLE PORTER: Just One of Those Things, My Heart Belongs to Daddy

First Christian Church (Columbus)
1942 Aeolian-Skinner
Daniel Jay McKinley, organist
RICHARD WAGNER: Prelude from
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Frederick Burgomaster, choirmaster; David Sinden, organist
JOHN STAINER: How Beautiful upon the Mountains

Roberts Park United Methodist Church
1973 Reuter Organ Co.
Michael Friesen, organist
WILLIAM H. CLARKE: Short Service Prelude (Call to Worship)

All locations Indianapolis, Indiana, unless otherwise indicated

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