Janice Beck Plays Decker
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Organ fanciers with a taste for the advanced will enthusiastically welcome this disc!

Pamela Decker is Assistant Professor of Organ/Music Theory at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is also organist at Christ Church United Methodist Church in Tucson. She has been active as a performer since the age of 13. She was educated at Stanford University. She has won numerous prizes and scholarships for both performance and composition. Ms. Decker is Assistant Professor of Organ/Music Theory at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Flores del Desierto was written as a set of three concert tangos for organ in honor of Astor Piazzolla who has attained legendary status for his risk-taking development of the Argentine tango. Retablos is a cycle of works based upon Gregorian chant themes: a triptych of pieces that are intended to be as independent as they are interrelated. The term retablo refers to a painted altar screen in a church. The three pieces are based on the following chants: Pange lingua, Ubi caritas and Victimae paschali. One of America's premiere organists, Janice Beck has presented recitals in many prestigious venues in North America and Europe. During a Fulbright Scholarship in Paris she studied with Jean Langlais and Nadia Boulanger.
Contents:
Pamela Decker, composer
Flores del Desierto (Tangos for Organ)
Janice Beck, organ

Pamela Decker, composer
Nightsong and Ostinato Dances
Janice Beck, organ

Pamela Decker, composer
Kairos
Janice Beck, organ

Pamela Decker, composer
Retablo I: Pange Lingua
Janice Beck, organ

Pamela Decker, composer
Retablo II: Ubi Caritas
Janice Beck, organ

Pamela Decker, composer
Retablo III: Victimae Paschali
Janice Beck, organ

Review:
"Beck's performance is excellent. She handles the thorny passages with grace and ease. She also has a superb sense of the color needed to allow these works to shine... a true joy to listen to. If you like 20th century organ music, buy this." (American Record Guide)
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