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Melody in Mauve

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Uploaded by: swiberg (09/15/17)
Composer: Purvis, Richard
Sample Set: Reuter, opus 227, Portland, Oregon
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Modern
Description:
So a few weeks back, when I was still in the midst of my Walther series, I had acquired the new Reuter sample set from Sonus Paradisi and made the remark that I was finding it challenging to find appropriate repertory and registrations to play on this set due in large part to a general unfamiliarity with organ music of the era as well as the style of this organ in general. In a private email exchange with Hoofdwerk, he made the suggestion to me that I might find success with the music of Richard Purvis. So I diligently followed his advice and purchased a couple volumes of his music and came across this delightful gem titled "Melody in Mauve." I hope that I have been successful in showcasing both the organ and this piece. What do you think? Feel free to leave me a comment, good or bad - especially if you have other recommendations for suitable music for this sample set which is slowly - very slowly - growing on me.

Richard Purvis (1913-1994) was an American organist who presided over the great Aeolian-Skinner organ of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco for over 25 years. Purvis was influenced by many of the great 20th century composers, including Karg-Elert, Tournemire, Dupre, and even Gershwin. In addition, he was also greatly influenced by the theatre organ, and he dedicated many of his compositions to prominent theatre organists such as George Wright, Tom Hazleton, and Lyn Larsen. This piece is dedicated to yet another theatre organist, Bill Thomson.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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