Denison University Organist Presents Recital of Victorian 'Miniatures'
Posted: January 28, 2002
GRANVILLE - Denison University Organist William Osborne will present a recital, "Miniatures from Yesteryear: Character Pieces by Three Late Victorian Americans," at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 3) in Swasey Chapel. The concert, conceived for a special presentation under the aegis of the Columbus Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, features 14 colorful one-movement pieces. This event is free and open to the public.
The 14 pieces were composed by James H. Rogers, Arthur Foote, and Horatio Parker, three men born in the mid-19th century. These pieces, written between 1891 and 1912, bear descriptive titles such as "Pastorale," Noctourne," and "Eclogue." Rogers was one of the most prominent Cleveland church musicians of his day, while Foote worked as a teacher in Boston and Parker became Yale University's first professor of music and eventually dean of its School of Music.
Osborne serves as Denison's Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts, University Organist, and Director of Choral Organizations. He has given concerts in the United States, Europe, and Australia and has issued three recordings, two containing works by various Victorian American composers. Osborne served as principal adviser and contributor of 45 articles toThe New Grove Dictionary of American Musicand has completed a biography of concert organist Clarence Eddy and a critical edition of the organ works of Charles Ives. His book,Music in Ohio, is to be published by the Kent State University Press.
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