The mission of the American Guild of Organists is
to enrich lives through organ and choral music.
Organ & Piano Recital
Edward J. Tipton
I was pleased to attend the Recital, today. The crowd assembled were staff and residents from Givens Communities, for whose benefit the Recital was given, from the congregation of Central United Methodist church (Ned Tipton's home church) and from Grace Episcopal Church where Ned is presently employed as Director of Music.
The music presented was Carillon (from 24 Pieces in free style) by Louis Vierne, Toccata (from Cycle 3eme dimanche de l'Avent) by Charles Tournemire, Requiescat in pace by Leo Sowerby, There is a Land of Pure Delight (on a tune by Charles G. Vardell) by Margaret Vardell Sandresky and Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532 by J. S. Bach. The performance was spellbinding, exciting and well interpreted on the organ.
After a brief presentation, during which an offering was accepted as Mr. Mark Bailey, director of Development, Givens Communities spoke to the Communities' mission to help those in need, the program resumed with the piano section of the recital. We heard Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 by Frederic Chopin and Adagio contabile (from Sonata "Pathetique" No. 13, Op. 8) by Beethoven.
The recital concluded with the Toccata from (Suite, Op. 5) by Maurice Durufle (on the organ, of course) and, after a prolonged standing ovation, an encore of Claude Debussy's Claire de Lune (from Suite bergamasque, No. 3) on the piano.
I came away with a new appreciation for the music we heard today, and a very deep appreciation for Ned's expertise and artistry.
Dues rates generally remain the same in 2018–19 as they were for 2017–18. The only exception is that rates have been reduced for international subscribers who purchase an online subscription to TAO. Those rates now match the rates for domestic subscribers.
A discount of $8 is available to all members who elect to receive electronic delivery of TAO rather than a printed copy. Local chapters will receive the same local dues portion as they do for members who choose printed magazine delivery.
TAO is available in electronic form to all members through the AGO website. Those who read the magazine online can take advantage of recorded sound samples of the instruments featured on the cover (when available), hyperlinks from display ads to websites, as well as online keyword and article searches. There are environmental advantages, as well, to online publishing.
Membership is open to all interested individuals. Prospective members may join on line by visiting Agohq.org or by re quest ing a new member application from their local chapter. A completed application form must accom pany dues for each new member.
American Guild of Organists
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1260
New York, NY 10115
phone: 212-870-2310 fax: 212-870-2163