Post-Worship Treat for July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022
Lexington Presbyterian Church
Sunday, July 3, 2022
William McCorkle plays the C. B. Fisk pipe organ, opus 128 (2007)
W. Eugene Thayer: Allegro Maestoso
A leading American organist of his time, W. Eugene Thayer (1838-1889) was born in Mendon, Massachusetts, and studied with the great John Knowles Paine at Harvard. After some years of study in Germany, Thayer returned to this country and served a number of churches in Boston, and New York’s Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. An influential teacher and prolific composer, Thayer was known as a virtuoso performer, touring widely around the country, in this time of the flowering of pipe organ building and performance in the United States.
Today’s organ offering is a short festive work by Thayer, an appropriate celebration for this Independence Day weekend.
This work is in the public domain.
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