This concert was recorded live from the National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC, on its 106 rank, 4-manual Aeolian Skinner organ. The program had a decided nod to the patriotic since it was part of the Independence Day celebrations in the nation's capitol on July 3, 1994. In the wake of September 11, 2001, we pray that this American music will stir in the hearts of all peoples a renewed vigor in seeking peace, unity and freedom.
David Hegarty of San Francisco and New York and the primary organist for the Castro Theater in San Francisco, reviewed this CD as follows: "Your new CD arrived today, and it's extraordinary! Production quality is top notch, and that concert transferred very well to CD. Elmore's Rumba is especially terrific!"
Edward M. Stout, III well known organ curator for the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and recently (April 2002) mentioned in the New York Times review of symphonic organs, wrote that Keith Thompson is a "musical treasure."
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1. Fanfare for the Common Man
2. The Star Spangled Banner
3. Sweet Sixteenths
4. Maple Leaf Rag
5. When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
6. Pavane from the Rhythmic Suite
9. Cantilena (Green Boughs)
10. Les Cloches
11. Nocturne (Night in Monterey)
12. Marche Grotesque
13. Washington Post March
14. Stars and Stripes Forever
15. Londonderry Air