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Chile wreath transparentThe Albuquerque Chapter of the American Guild of Organists welcomes you to New Mexico – The Land of Enchantment!  We live in a beautiful landscape of colorful evening skies, towering mountains and impressive mesas!

We are a multi-cultural state, the crossroads of three major cultures, and best known for our ancient Native American Pueblos and Petroglyphs, the Santa Fe Opera and markets, traditional Spanish Fiestas and southwest cuisine of Red and Hot Green Chile!

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Poets and artists visit Taos for inspiration while film-makers discover the unique desert landscapes of Southern New Mexico.

Immanuel Lutheran Pipe Organ Balcony, Albuquerque
Immanuel Lutheran Pipe Organ Balcony, Albuquerque

Our music blends with this setting as we add the beauty of our organ pipes with the plaintive strings of the Spanish guitar or the quiet sound of the Native American flute, and the rhythmic chants of the Native American drums and singers.

Listen to organs and organists from around the world

41864900_1568815478539613_rOne of our own members, Dr. Maxine Thevenot, has recently made a CD of organ music, called Prairie Sounds.  It was recorded on the beautiful McGuigan organ (1930/1999 Casavant)  in the Holy Rosary Catholic Cathedral, in her home Province in Canada, Saskatchewan.  Several of the tracks are first recordings of that particular piece. Here is a sample of the music recorded on the CD:

Track 1 (first recording) Joyfully by David L. McIntyre

Track 4 Variations sur Sine Nomine by Denis Bedard

Track 7 (First recording) Celebration by Ruth Watson Henderson

Recordings used with permission. Copies of the CD may be obtained from the Raven label at www.RavenCD.com

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