Sacred Classics program - February 20 - 21, 2021


          Rick Nay                                          Jack Rain

    Today's program celebrates Washington's Birthday (the actual date is February 22, 1732, although the Federal holiday observance varies from year to year), along with music played by two longtime organists in St. Petersburg, Florida: Rick Nay (left) at the Austin organ of the First United Methodist Church and Jack Rain playing the 4-manual Reuter pipe organ at First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Rain celebrated 50 years as organist there in 2019.

Program Playlist:

    This is a great country    -   Berlin, Irving (Mormon Tabernacle Choir)

    Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean (arr: A. Schreiner)    -   Shaw, David (Clay Christiansen, organist at the Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, UT)

    Sweeter as the Years Go By (Dallas Christian Concert Choir, TX)

    Ocean Grove, NJ, Auditorium Choir:
            Because He Lives    -   Gaither, Wm.
            Our God is God   -   Martin, Joseph
            In Dat Great Gittin' Up Mornin'   -   Hairston, Jester

    Jesus Calls Us, O'er the Tumult (arr: John S. Matthews)    -   (Gordon Turk, organist, Ocean Grove NJ)

    Fantasia in c minor (BWV 562)    -   Bach, J.S. (Pierre Grandmaison, Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal, Canada)

    Blessed be the Name (hymn medley)

    Rick Nay, organist, First Methodist Church, St. Pete, FL:
       Song of the Bells    -   Rasley, John M.
       Postlude in C   -   Rinck, Johann Christian

    Cantata #3 "Oh God, how much heartache"   -   Bach, J.S.

    Jack Rain, organist, First Presbyterian Church, St. Pete, FL:
            Entree and Sortie (from 10 Pieces for Organ)    -    Dubois, T.
            Grand Jeu    -   du Mage, Pierre
            Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us (arr: Hughes)
            A Mighty Fortress is our God   -   Pachelbel, Johann

    Christus (Tu es Petrus chorus)   -   Liszt, Franz

    Cantata #12 "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen"   -   Bach, J. S. (Cencentus Musicus, Vienna, Austria)

    Toccata & Fugue in d minor, opus 129   -   Reger, Max (Michael Pohl, organist, Berlin Cathedral, Germany)

    Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK:
              Psalm 133 "Behold, how good and joyful it is"    -    Mossman, Donald Wyndham
              Psalm 134 "Behold now, praise the Lord"   -   Turle, James

    Trumpet Tune    -   Durkop, David (Diane Bish, organist, Hope College, Michigan)

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