Sunday, September 27, 2009

Andrew Kotylo, organ

*skids in*

Last Friday, organist Andrew Kotylo played a wonderful recital as part of the Durham-Chapel Hill chapter of the AGO's 2009-2010 program year kick-off event at Watts Street Baptist Church. It also celebrated the 40th anniversary of Watts Street's Austin organ (Opus 2501). It was a wonderfully played recital featuring music that one doesn't usually hear at organ recitals but showcased the Austin quite nicely. In addition, Kotylo played a piece by local composer Edith Borroff.

The program is below.

  • Toccata, Op. 104

    J. Jongen (1873-1953)

  • From Etudes in Canonic Form for Pedal Piano, Op. 56

    R. Schumann (1810-1856)

    • B major
    • b minor

  • Wings of Love—Sonata on American Hymn Tunes (1989)

    E. Borroff (b. 1925)

    • I. Flowingly, reachingly ("Be not dismayed, whate'er betide" – God Cares)
    • II. Quietly, smoothly ("Spirit of God, descend upon my heart" – Morecambe)
    • III. Forcefully but not fast ("All hail the power of Jesus' name" – Diadem)

  • Valse Mignonne, Op. 142, No. 2

    S. Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

  • Fantasia and Fugue in G Major

    C. H. H. Parry (1948-1918)

  • From Évocation, Op. 37

    M. Dupré (1886-1971)

    • III. Allegro deciso

  • Pastorale (1909)

    J. J. A. Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954)

  • From Pièces en style-libre, Op. 31

    L. Vierne (1870-1937)

    • Scherzetto

  • From Symphonie No. 5 in a minor, Op. 47 (1923-24)


    • V. Final

It was also a pleasure having met Andy and chatting with him after the program. Andy, I sincerely hope to see you again in this area. It was truly a pleasure meeting you and hearing you play.

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