Richard Elliott: October 26, 2012 and April 25, 1993


Dr. Richard Elliott, as Principal Mormon Tabernacle Organist, performs, tours and records with the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He also plays for the weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcasts and joins with his fellow organists in presenting daily 30- minute organ recitals in the Tabernacle.

Prior to his appointment in 1991 as a Tabernacle organist, Elliott was an assistant organist for the world's largest functioning pipe organ in Philadelphia's Lord and Taylor (formerly John Wanamaker) department store. He subsequently was appointed Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University, where he taught courses in organ and music appreciation.

His early musical studies were undertaken at the Peabody Conservatory and the Catholic University of America. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and later completed Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Elliott is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and was a featured performer in the Guild's national convention held in 1992 in Atlanta.

He is a published composer and has also written articles for several music journals. He currently sits on the advisory boards for the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ and for the Eccles Organ Festival at Salt Lake's Cathedral of the Madeleine. He has made CD recordings released on several labels.

Elliott and his wife, pianist Elizabeth Cox Ballantyne, are the parents of two sons.

October 26, 2012

The Rejoicing: George Frideric Handel ( 1685-1759)
arr. R. Elliott

Toccata in F Major, BWV 540: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Cantilena: John Longhurst (b. 1940)

I Got Rhythm: George Gershwin (1898-1937) arr. R. Elliott

Pictures at an Exhibition: Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) arr. J. Guillou, K. John

The Old Castle
Tuileries (Children Quarreling at Play)
Ballet of the Chicks in Their Shells
Two Polish Jews, Rich and Poor
Limoges: The Market
Catacombae: Sepulchrum Romanum
Promenade (Cum mortuis in lingua mortua)
Baba Yaga (The Hut on Fowl's Legs)
The Great Gate of Kiev

April 25, 1993

Trumpet Voluntary: Thomas Dupuis (1733-1796)

Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D: J. S. Bach
arr. Gerard Alphenaar
"Air on the G String"

Fantaisie in F Minor, K. 608: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Three Preludes based on Gospel Hymns:

"Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" Dale Wood (b. 1934)

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus!" William Bolcom (b. 1938)

"There is a Green Hill Far Away" Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)

Tu es Petra (Thou Art the Rock): Henri Mulet (1878-1967)
from Byzantine Sketches