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Recordings by Obies

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Art of Fugue
Featuring Lynn Zeigler '69
Caliente Recordings, 1998

Performed on the Brombaugh opus 29 at Iowa State University, this two-CD set includes the complete Art of Fugue.

An Ashmont Premiere: C.B. Fisk, Opus 103
By Michael Kleinschmidt '87
JAV Recordings, 1997

Performed before an audience of 3,000 in Saint Patrick's Cathedral at the American Guild of Organists' 1996 Convention in New York City. Includes a twenty-page book with full organ documentation, photos, program notes, and church history.

God is Love; Put on the Armor of Light; and How Shall I Repay the Lord?
By Robert Sirota '71
M.W. Publishing, 1998

These three church anthems had their Baltimore premier at Goucher College by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society on November 9, 1997. God is Love was composed for and originally premiered at the Ordination to the Priesthood at Yale Divinity School of Sirota's wife, Victoria '71. The Baltimore Sun calls the anthems "elegant and moving testaments to the composer's spiritual journey."

Into the Millennium The Harpsichord in the Twentieth Century
By Elaine Funaro '74
Gasparo, 1997

Features award-winning compositions for the harpsichord from around the world. Funaro, a professional harpsichordist, lives in Durham, North Carolina.

César Franck: Three Chorales, Priere, Fantasy in C Major and The Symphonic Organ
By Janet E. Hunt '76
Limited Editions, 1997

Both CDs feature the compositions of César Franck performed on the Jaeckel organ at the Pilgrim Congregational Church of Duluth, Minnesota. The Symphonic Organ also includes
a piece composed by Louis Vierne.

The Wanderer
By Robert Benjamin Dobey '72
Pro Organo, 1997

Works of C. Hubert H. Parry performed on the organ of Girard College Chapel in Philadelphia.

Armenian Songs of Grikor Mirzaian Suni (1876-1939):

Vocal Solos and Duets
Performed by
Elisabeth Pehlivanian, soprano; Maro Partamian, mezzo-soprano; Henrik Mihranian, tenor;
Gourgen Suny, baritone; and Armenia Marderosian '70, piano and production.
The Suni Project, 1997

This seventy-two and a half minute CD has thirty songs in the Armenian folk genre, some traditional and some composed by Grikor Suni. The CD booklet provides each song's text in Armenian and in English, along with bilingual biographies, maps, and a glossary. Gourgen Suny, Marderosian's husband and the son of the composer, sang for this recording on his 84th birthday.

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