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Poème Mystique (It Came Upon a Midnight Clear)

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Uploaded by: giwro (01/07/19)
Composer: Purvis, Richard
Sample Producer: CLR Resources
Sample Set: CCARB: Aeolian-Skinner, Op. 1141, Christ Cathedral
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Modern
Description:
Richard (Irven) Purvis (August 25, 1913 – December 25, 1994) was an American organist, composer, conductor and teacher. He is especially remembered for his expressive recordings of the organ classics and his own lighter compositions for the instrument.

He entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 1934. He was initially taught organ by Alexander McCurdy and conducting by Fritz Reiner. Further studies were with Josef Levine in New York, Dr. Edward Bairstow in England and Marcel Dupré in France. During World War II, while serving as a bandmaster, Purvis was captured and held as a prisoner of war for six months.

From 1947 through 1971, Purvis held the position of Organist and Master of Choristers at Grace Cathedral, where he helped to form a cathedral school for boys, ensuring the continuation of the all male choir tradition. He was also organist at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Upon his retirement from Grace Cathedral, he continued to compose, teach and give recitals into his 70’s. He died on December 25, 1994 at the age of 81. (Thanks Agnus_Dei for the bio)

This is his lovely arrangement of "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", here showing the lovely strings and solo Clarinet of the Christ Cathedral Arboretum organ, played live by Charles Raasch. organ available HERE: http://www.evensongmusic.net/?page_id=2598
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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