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Special Event • Music for Parish, Home, and School • Part I

Music for the Classroom and Parlor

August 10, 2023

Add to Calendar2023-08-10 7:00 pm2023-08-10 7:00 pmEDTSpecial Event • Music for Parish, Home, and School • Part IChurch of the Messiah, Rhinebeck,
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7 PM Performance with Commentary

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
Six Studies on English Folksongs (1926)
Household Music (1941)

Jean Couthard (1908–2000)
Sonata, for oboe and piano (1947)

Songs and hymns by Edward Elgar (1858–1934), Gustav Holst (1874–1934), Martin Shaw (1875–1958), Frank Bridge (1879–1941), John Ireland (1879­–1962), and Herbert Howells (1892–1983)

The Organ
The organ at the Church of the Messiah was installed in 1923 by the celebrated E.M. Skinner Company of Boston. The company, which had a reputation for creating instruments of superb quality and great tonal beauty, built organs for prominent churches and universities, including both the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine and St. Thomas Church in New York. A gift to the parish by Captain Vincent Astor, the organ has just returned to the church following a major reconditioning by Quimby Pipe Organs of Warrensburg, Missouri.

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