Members Recital: March 2, 1969

What appears to be the first (documented) members recital hosted by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Guild of Organists was held on March 2, 1969 at 3:00 pm at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Las Vegas Nevada.

Three organists, including the chapter’s Dean, Raymond J. Barnes, performed at the recital. The event was sponsored by Southern Nevada Music Company, McCann Realty, Ron Hammond Piano and Organ Sales and Bill Lawson, Copy Prep.

Mrs. Verna R. Westhaver, Organist
First Presbyterian Church

Prelude & Fugue, D Major: Dietrich Buxtenhude (1637-1707)
Chorale: Auf Meinen Lieben Gott: Johann Hanff (1630-1706)
D Major Fugue: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Mrs. Phyllis Smith, Organist
University United Methodist Church

Fantasia in Echo Style: Jan Pieter Sweelinch (1562-1621)
Basse et Dessus de Trompette: Louis-Nicolas Clerambault (1676-1749)
Von Himmel hoch de komm ich her (Good News from Heaven the Angels bring): Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
Dies sand die heil’gen zehn Gebot (These are the Holy Ten Commands): J.S. Bach
Fugue in G Minor: J.S. Bach


Raymond J. Barnes, Organist-Conductor of Music
Trinity United Methodist Church

Fantasia I (F minor): Adagio, Allegro, Adagio: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Bilder aus Osten, Opus 66 (komponiert 1848) Impromptu #3, Impromptu #5: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Featuring a duet by Mrs. Smith (Primo) and Mrs. Westhaver (Secondo)

Requiem: Everett Titcomb (1883-1968)
Symphonesque: James Houston Spencer (1895-1967)