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During Women's History Month, Pipedreams introduces us to women at the organ, 3/12 and 3/26 at 8pm


Angela Kraft Cross is just one of several women we'll meet during March on Pipdreams, Sundays at 8pm

3/5 Yet More Concertos The repertoire for organ and orchestra contains untold riches that we rarely hear.

3/12 Women of Notes Enjoy the compelling creativity of an international array of women composers whose repertoire reveals unexpected treasures.

JENNIFER BATE: Variations on an Old French Carol (Picardy) (1982) –Jennifer Bate (1919-1994 Willis/Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Wales)
RACHEL LAURIN: Suite Breve, Op. 16, no. 2 (1984) –Rachel Laurin (1966 Gonzalez/Parish Church, Longchamp, France) Vosges 1995
KRIS RIZZOTTO: 3 Wedding Marches for My Sisters (God is my oath; Lugsana/Prayer; Coronation March) –Kris Rizzotto (1998 Casavant/Church of St. Louis King of France/St. Paul, MN)
SARAH MacDONALD: Evening Service in A-flat (2012) –Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir/Sarah MacDonald; Alexander Berry (1908-2001 Harrison/Ely Cathedral, England)
EMMA LOU DIEMER: Fanfare and Faith at Oxford (2006) –Joan DeVee Dixon (2005 Schantz/Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN)
MARSHA FOXGROVER: Prelude on Thy holy wings, dear savior –Marsha Foxgrover (1992 Schantz/College Church, Wheaton, IL)
PAMELA DECKER: Passacaglia (1980) –Pamela Decker (1984 Rieger/Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA)
PAMELA RUITER-FEENSTRA: Aria on An Wasserflüssen Babylon –Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra (2006 Richards, Fowkes/Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, AZ)
SVITLANA OSTROVA: Chacona –Gail Archer (1990 Rieger-Kloss/Armenian Catholic Church, Chernivtsk, Ukraine)
CAROL WILLIAMS: Freedom, Op. 12 –Carol Williams (2012 Quimby/St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, San Diego, CA)
NANCY VAN de VATE: Prelude for Organ (2002) –Carlyn Morenus (Rodgers/CPA Concert Hall, Illinois State University, Normal, IL)

3/19 Max and Sebastian The two great German contrapuntal masters duke it out for birthday honors (Johann Sebastian Bach, b. 3/21/1685) and Max Reger (b. 3/19/1873).

3/26 Women’s Voices In conversation and performance, whether as composers, transcribers, advocates, these three artists engage our attention.

ANGELA KRAFT CROSS: All Hallows Voluntary (2010). KRAFT CROSS: I thirst (2010) –Angela Kraft Cross (2002 Dobson/Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA)
KRAFT CROSS: Healing Waters (2022). KRAFT CROSS: Archangel Fantasie (2021)–Angela Kraft Cross (1863 Walcker+1947 Aeolian-Skinner/Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA)
OLIVIER MESSIAEN/Lapwood: Vocalise-Etude.
BENJAMIN BRITTEN/Lapwood: 4 Sea Interludes, fr Peter Grimes, (Harrison/Ely Cathedral, England)
JEANNE DEMESSIEUX: Te Deum, Op. 11 –Pierre Labric (Cavaillé-Coll/Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France)
DEMESSIEUX: Sept Meditations sur le Saint Esprit (Veni Sancte Spiritus–Les Eaux–Pentecote–Dogme–Consolateur–Paix–Lumiere) –Laura Ellis (1991 Reuter/MungerChapel, University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR)