Mary Gifford, long time OHS member who currently serves on the OHS National Council, plays the 1902 Lyon & Healy of 4 manuals and 57 ranks (surely the largest extant) built for the vast, barrel-vaulted splendor of the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago. The splendid organ never fails to impress and, for its second century of service, it is now being restored, as built, by the Berghaus Organ Company. The Lyon & Healy firm of Chicago published music and built and dealt in musical instruments including guitars, mandolins, harps, pianos, woodwinds, brass, reed organs, etc. The firm built superb pipe organs 1895-1908, and harps bearing the name are still in production.
HORATIO PARKER: Five Short Pieces, op. 68 Canon, Slumber Song, Novelette, Arietta, Risoluto
PERCY FLETCHER: Fountain Reverie; Festival Toccata
MENDELSSOHN arr. Dubois: War March of the Priests
BERTRAM LUARD-SELBY: Fantasia Sonata on Dies Irae, Dies Illa
CARLETON INNISS: A Spiritual Service (I Want Jesus to Walk with Me, There is a Balm in Gilead, Didnít My Lord Deliver Daniel?
SCHUBERT: Ave Maria (Martin Pazdioch, tenor)
FRANCK: Panis Angelicus (Martin Pazdioch, tenor)