Early Spanish Organ Music

Lecture/Recital – March 9, 2019

The Albuquerque Chapter held an informative lecture/recital program on March 9, 2019, presented by member, Nancy Granert, at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, in Albuquerque, NM.  The subject was “Early Spanish Organ Music,” which Nancy had studied in Spain with Monserrat Torrent.  She also has degrees from Oberlin College and New England Conservatory, and served as Associate Organist and Choirmaster for Harvard University’s Memorial Church, among other distinguished positions.  She taught organ at Boston University before retiring to New Mexico.

This program was attended by 38 members and friends, and introduced by the Chapter Dean, Fred Graham, with a reception following.  Nancy spoke in detail about the characteristics and ornamentation of Spanish organ music and demonstrated her subject by playing works from various composers beginning with Cabezón, (1510-1566) through to Soler (1729-1783).  The program was much appreciated by the attendees. (click on first photo to see photo full-size, then scroll through the rest)

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