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Edwin Flath Organ Concert, (Nov. 1974)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 89 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

A concert presented in November of 1974 at the Calvary Church in San Francisco featuring organist Edwin Flath. Works heard include “Poeme Heroique,” for organ and brass ensemble by Marcel Dupré, “Prologue to Everyman for organ and cello by Ernst Bacon, “Canzona,” for organ and oboe by Henk Badings, “Parapraise,” for organ, reeds, brass, percussion, and hand bells by Donald Aird, “Partita,” for organ and English horn by Jan Koetsier, “Ekagrata,” for organ, percussion, and tape by Richard Felciano, and “Concerto,” for organ and percussion orchestra by Lou Harrison. Edwin Flath was a native of Canada, and studied at the Royal Conservatory at Toronto University and with Arthur Poster of Syracuse University before finally settling down in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he founded the California Bach Society in 1971. Mr. Flath died in 1987 at the age of 57.

Musical Selections:  Poeme Heroique, Op. 33, for organ and brass ensemble (1936) (7:16) / Marcel Dupré -- Prologue to Everyman, or organ and cello (1945) (8:39) / Ernst Bacon -- Canzona, for organ and oboe (1938) (5:05) / Henk Badings -- Parpraise, for organ, reeds, brass, percussion, and hand bells (12:36) / Donald Aird [Premiere] -- Partita, Op. 41, No. 1, for organ and English horn (1954) (12:14) / Jan Koetsier -- Ekagrata, for organ, percussion, and tape (1973) (9:52) / Richard Felciano -- Concerto, for organ and percussion orchestra (1973) (26:38) / Lou Harrison
Performers:  Edwin Flath, organ (all selections)
The Brass Ensemble (Poeme)
Jack Pereira, conductor (Poeme ; Parapraise ; Concerto)
Nicholas Anderson, cello (Prologue)
Mark Ackerman, oboe (Canzona)
William Banovitz, English horn (Partita)
Peter Mond (sp?), percussion (Ekagrata)
Cathy Perkins (sp?), percussion (Ekagrata)
Genre:  20th Century Classical
Subject:  20th century classical; Organ with band; Cello and organ music; Oboe and organ music; Organ with instrumental ensemble; Suites (English horn and organ); Trios (Organ, percussion); Electronic music; Electro-acoustic; Concertos (Organ with percussion ensemble)
People:  Wolfe, Steve ; Dupré, Marcel, 1886-1971; Bacon, Ernst, 1898-1990; Badings, Henk, 1907-1987; Aird, Donald; Koetsier, Jan, 1911-2006; Felciano, Richard; Harrison, Lou, 1917-2003; Flath, Edwin; Pereira, Jack; Anderson, Nicholas; Ackerman, Mark; Banovitz, William
First Broadcast Date:  2/10/1975
 
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