Welcome to New Mexico!
The Albuquerque Chapter of the American Guild of Organists welcomes you and celebrates New Mexico – The Land of Enchantment! We live in a stunning 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!
Poets and artists visit Taos for inspiration while film-makers discover the unique desert landscapes of Southern New Mexico.
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 recordings made by our own members
see the new webpage on this site: Member Music
From composer/member Fred Frahm: A new organ piece published May 2021
Frederick Frahm (b. 1964) — Flower in a Valley (2021) for organ Carson Cooman, organ Published by Firehead Editions (https://fireheadorganworks.com/produc…) after a painting by Paul Klee, “Blume im Tal” (1938.
Frederick Frahm (b. 1964) was born in Hemet, California and was educated at Pacific Lutheran University. As a professional church musician for more than 35 years, he served parishes across the country, including more than 10 years as Director of Music at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a composer, Frahm has written numerous works in many genres, including chamber opera and cantatas. His work appears in the catalog of more than dozen publishers. As a performer, he has appeared in organ recitals across the country and as organist and harpsichordist for the New Mexico Philharmonic and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra. Frahm has been active as a teaching composer-artist for the Santa Fe Opera company, working with elementary and middle school age children to write their own chamber operas for public performance.
If other Chapter members are making recordings for digital use, please let us know and give us permission to share them here. Thanks. Editor