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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.


 

Jonathan Scott plays his organ arrangement of Winter (L’Inverno) from Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” on the organ of Basilica de Santa Maria, Elche Spain. The score of this arrangement is available here: http://www.scottbrothersduo.com/SCORE… The Organ was built by Gerhard Grenzing in 2006 The accompanying words are from The Four Seasons sonnets: THE FOUR SEASONS SONNETS Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8 No. 4, RV 297, L’Inverno (“Winter”)

1.
To tremble from cold in the frozen snow,
in the severe blowing of a horrid wind;
To run, stamping one’s feet all the time,
our teeth chattering in the extreme cold;
2.
To pass peaceful contented days before the fire
as the rain pours down outside.
3.
To walk on the ice slowly and cautiously,
for fear of tripping and falling.
Turn suddenly, slip, fall to the ground.
Then run hard across the ice
until it cracks and breaks up;
We feel Sirocco, Boreas and all the winds course through
the home despite the locked and bolted doors.
This is winter, but nonetheless it brings its own delights!

Film and sound by Tom Scott For more information about Jonathan Scott, please visit: http://www.jonathanscott.co.uk

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