In her recital at Columbia University on Wednesday, organist Gail Archer is premiering a new composition by Sequenza 21 friend Hayes Biggs. His Three Hymn Tune Preludes use stirring material for their inspiration: He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought, Be Thou My Vision, and Eternal Father, Strong to Save.
The recital is the first of Archer’s ”An American Idyll” programs that occur throughout the city during 2012. Their focus is American repertoire, including many neglected and under-performed pieces. Now that’s an “Idyll” we can all vote for!
An American Idyll