We are happy to announce the arrival of the new 3-CD set of music by Leo Sowerby as played and conducted by Alexander McCurdy and Paul Callaway in private recordings published by The Leo Sowerby Foundation.
Discs 1 and 2 feature Dr. Sowerby’s Lenten Cantata “Forsaken of Man” in a live performance at First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia on April 7, 1971 with Alexander McCurdy, organist-choirmaster. This historic performance marked Dr. McCurdy’s final concert in his role as organist-choirmaster at First Presbyterian Church.
Disc 3 features music from Dr. Sowerby’s memorial service held at Washington National Cathedral on October 19, 1968 with Paul Callaway, organist-choirmaster. Selections include Sowerby - Very Broadly (from “Symphony in G Major”) played by Ronald Stalford; Sowerby – Psalm 122 (accompaniment played by John Fenstermaker); Sowerby – Come, Risen Lord; Sowerby – I Will Love Thee, O Lord, My Strength (accompaniment played by Mr. Fenstermaker); Preface and Sanctus (Sowerby - Service in C Major); Sowerby – Agnus Dei (Service in C Major); Sowerby – Lord, to Thee We Lift Our Voices; and Sowerby – Requiescat in Pace (played by Paul Callaway).
With over two hours of music, you won’t want to miss adding this historic document featuring these important performances to your library. Order your copy today!
SPECIAL THANKS to Peter Brown, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for generously underwriting the production costs of this recording.