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Chile wreath transparentThe 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.

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 recordings made by our own members

see the new webpage on this site:  Member Music

If other Chapter members are making recordings for digital use, please let us know and give us permission to share them here.  Thanks. Editor

Traditional and Popular Hymns for Advent

Richard McVeigh – Beauty in Sound (November 2020)

In this video, I give you a list of the most popular hymns for the wonderful season of Advent. The organ parts are played by me, and the majority of choirs are all choirs with whom I’ve worked over many years.
00:00 | O come, O come, Emmanuel! (Veni Emmanuel)
03:44 | Lo! he comes with clouds descending (Helmsley)
08:05 | Wake, O wake! with tidings thrilling (Wachet auf)
12:02 | Hills of the North, rejoice (Little Cornard)
14:50 | Long ago, prophets knew (Personent hodie)
17:16 | Creator of the stars of night (Conditor alme)
19:48 | Come, thou long-expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus)
21:33 | Mine eyes have seen the glory (Battle Hymn)
25:07 | People, look east. The time is near (Besançon Carol)
27:09 | I heard the voice of Jesus say (Kingsfold)
29:29 | On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry (Winchester New)
31:59 | Iste confessor
35:02 | Come, thou Redeemer of the earth (Puer nobis nascitur)
38:06 | Hark what a sound (Highwood)
40:49 | Remember, O thou man (Ravenscroft)
43:42 | Hark, the glad sound (Bristol)

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