Mexican Composers for the Organ, Vol. I
Well-known performer James Welch has edited this volume of some of Mexico's finest organ music. Volume 1 includes works by Ramón Noble. Toccatina is flashy, yet moderately easy. La Bamba from "Triptico Mexicano" is a fun piece that features the well-known folk (and rock) tune. Also featured are Divertimento en Tema Antiguo and El Flautista Alegre which The American Organist has called "absolutely charming."
VIV 301, 24 pages, $15.95
The American Organist
El Flautista Alegre is absolutely charming
Divertimento en Tema Antiguo is a longer piece, bright and rapidly moving.
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A Brief Bio of the Editor
James Welch is the University Organist and member of the music faculty of Santa Clara University in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received the DMA in organ performance from Stanford University in 1977. Since that time he has pursued research of organs and organ music throughout Latin America, concentrating on 20th-century compositions from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. He has given performances of many of these compositions in Europe, at conventions of the American Guild of Organists, at the International Congress of Organists in Montréal, and in Latin America. In 1994 he performed at the International Organ Festival in Morelia, Mexico, and in 1995 he performed and lectured at the Third Conference of Latin-American Organists and Organbuilders, held in Porto Alegre, Brazil.