Sunday, January 29 - 2017

5:00 pm Organ Recital Series: Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray is "more than an organist, he's an artist" (San Francisco Chronicle). For many years as the University Organist and a Professor of Music at Yale University, he has taught many of the leading performers of a younger generation. Prof. Murray has appeared worldwide in recitals and with orchestra, including six national conventions of the American Guild of Organists, which named him International Artist of the Year for 1986. Widely known for his interpretations of Romantic repertoire and orchestral transcriptions, he will perform on the Aeolian organ.


Thomas Murray, Organist

The Kathleen Upton Byrns McClendon Organ (Aeolian, 1932)

From Holberg’s Time: Suite in Antique Style, op. 40
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) 
arr. Richard Ellsasser

Praeludium: Allegro vivace
Sarabande: Andante
Gavotte: Allegro – Musette (poco più mosso) – Allegro
Air: Andante religioso
Rigaudon: Allegro con brio

Sonata No. 3 in G (“The Pastoral”), op. 88 
Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)


John Cook (1918-1970)

Sonata in G, op. 28 
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Allegro maestoso 
Andante espressivo
Presto (commodo)


Location: Duke Chapel

Format: 2018