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  • Graham Gordon Ramsay: The Sacred Voice
    Graham Gordon Ramsay: The Sacred Voice
    by Heinrich Christensen
  • Graham Gordon Ramsay: Compendium
    Graham Gordon Ramsay: Compendium
    by Scott Nicholas

New Commission for 2017 Montréal Organ Festival


Christian Lane, organistI am excited to announce a new commission to write a concert organ work for the 2017 Montréal Organ Festival, to be premiered by American organist and educator Christian Lane.  The festival, which is a collaboration between the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) and the Northeast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), will feature performances and workshops throughout the city showcasing many of Canada’s finest instruments.  The new work will premiere at Montreal’s Maison Symphonique, a state of the art concert hall that is home to a Casavant Frères organ inaugurated in 2014.  The 83 stop, 116 rank instrument offers an enormous range of exciting color possibilities.

I’ll be heading up to Montréal with the organist in early August to get an introduction to the instrument.  It is a great pleasure to work collaboratively with this fine musician, and Chris is proving to be a great help in the development of the new piece—I couldn’t have asked for more. I’ll post again in the coming months to document the progress on this commission.



Three upcoming performances in 3 weeks!

Facing an embarrassment of riches, I'm excited for the upcoming collaborations with Heinrich Christensen.  First, Heinrich conducts the King's Chapel Choir on Sunday, January 24 at 5:00p.m. in the world premiere of "Gems and Tempests," songs for soloists and chorus that marke the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death (see http://www.kings-chapel.org/concert-series.html for details).  Then as organist, Heinrich will present a pair of recitals featuring my works and those of composer Robert Sirota, in Boston at St. Cecilia's Parish on Friday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m., and in New York at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine on Sunday, February 7 at 5:00 p.m. (see previous post for a video that details the programs).


Heinrich Christensen performs Ramsay and Sirota organ works


Preview of Andrew Wang's Emerson Scholar Recital


"Compendium" review on Amazon

This lovely review was written for Amazon by Wade Roush. I am so grateful for such a thoughtful, kind piece of writing.

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