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Music, She Wrote

Frances Nobert plays organ works of eleven women composers on the III/811998 Glatter-Götz/Rosales organ at the Claremont United Church of Christ in Claremont, California. Some of these works have not been previously recorded.


Raven CD OAR-550

Erzsébet Szönyi (b. 1924): Praeambulum from Six Pieces for Organ

Jeanne Shaffer (b. 1925): Partita on Schmücke Dich (Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness)


Ester Mägi (b. 1922): Dialog: Prelude with Choral


Margaret Vardell Sandresky (b. 1921): L'homme armé Organ Mass


Roberta Bitgood (b. 1908): Chorale Prelude on "God Himself is With Us"


Orpha Ochse (b. 1925): Chaconne


Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929): Finale from Organ Symphony No. 1 in B minor


Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927): Three American Hymn Preludes 

  1. The Lone, Wild Bird (Southern Folktune) 

  2. Many and Great, O God, Are Thy Things (Native American Melody) 

  3. Wherever I May Wander (New England Folk Melody)


Margaret Meier (b. 1936): Romantic Passacaglia on a Twelve-Tone Theme


Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983): Nocturne

Florence Price (1887-1953): Eight Variations on a Folksong (Peter, Go Ring Dem Bells)

Historic Organs of Maine

Forty organists perform a wide variety of music on 39 organs in Maine. Includes a 28-page booklet with stop lists, photos, and histories of the instruments. Frances Nobert plays two works on the 1878 George H. Ryder organ at the United Church of Monmouth.


Théodore Dubois Offertoire
Valentin Rathgeber Aria Pastorella

Organ Historical Society 4-CD set OHS-92

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