Use: Thanksgiving, General
Required Resources: organ
Using music from the anthem of the same name, Dr. Greene has arranged a delightful organ prelude on the hymn tune Kremser, often sung with the text, "We gather together." The melody is heard three times, starting on a Reed 8' stop, and increasing in volume each time with the addition of 4' and 2' stops.
This piece would be the perfect organ prelude for Thanksgiving Day, or for any Mass in Ordinary Time, especially one that begins with a hymn set to Kremser.
Dr. Greene has served on the keyboard faculties of Ithaca College, the Nazareth College of Rochester, and Appalachian State University.
He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, along with the coveted Eastman Performer's Certificate, both under the tutelage of Russell Saunders.
He also received a Masters in Harpsichord from Eastman, studying with Arthur Haas and Colin Tilney.
Earlier study included degrees in organ from Applachian State University and Northwestern University, studying with H. Max Smith and Wolfgang Rübsam, respectively.
A recipient of many honors and awards, he was the first recipient of the Gerald C. Graue Prize for Outstanding Research in Music History at the Eastman School, the fifty-first Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (held while at Eastman), and an ITT International Fellowship for harpsichord study in the Netherlands with Gustav Leonhardt.
He is an active member of the American Guild of Organists, both in Rochester NY and Lynchburg VA.
Order #: 6053
- Ordinary Time