Frederick Alexander Memorial Organ Dedicatory Recital, 1961


Frederick Alexander Memorial Organ Dedicatory Recital, 1961
In his will, longtime Michigan State Normal College music professor left $85,000 to Eastern Michigan University for the purpose of installing a pipe organ in Pease Auditorium. This recording captures the inaugural recital of that organ after its completion. Also in his will, Alexander requested specific musicians and pieces of music to be performed at this recital. All of his wishes were honored, and here several pieces of music are performed by former Alexander student Russell Gee of Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Pieces of music performed include: Basse et Dessus de Trompette by Louis-Nicolas Clerambault; Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne by Detrich Buxtehude; Chorale Preludes by Johannes Brahams; and Ronde Francaise by Leon Boellman.
Gee, Russell
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Frederick Alexander; Frederick Alexander Memorial Organ; Pease Auditorium; Basses et Dessus de Trompette; Prelude; Fugue and Chaconne; Chorale Preludes; Johannes Brahams; sacred music; organ music
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