SETH BINGHAM (1882-1972): Organ Music, Vol. 1 - Pastoral Psalms, Op. 30, 5 Pieces, Op. 36, Baroques, Op. 41, Variation Studies, Op. 54.
Catalogue Number: 05J068
Description: Bingham's music is infused with the textures, harmonies, forms and registration choices typical of Vierne, Dupré and Langlais, not surprisingly since the composer studied with Widor, Guilmant and D'Indy and was a life-long Francophile. But occasionally in these pieces (written between 1938 and 1950) one can also hear the occasional American folk-like theme or a jazz-influenced harmony. His later works, which will follow, are supposed to mix more American in with his French stylistic base. Christopher Marks (Schoenstein & Co. organ of First Plymouth Cong. Church, Lincoln, NE).