Sevenfold Gifts
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Margaret Kvamme's unique program shows off the organ as the ideal medium for exploring the wealth of possibilities offered by the variation form.

Composers since the 16th century have reveled in writing sets of variations, exploring the wealth of possibilities in a pre-composed theme, often a hymn-tune. The pipe organ is the perfect candidate for presenting these variations not only because of its connection to the church and hymn singing but because of the myriad variety of colors and textures it offers. Canadian-born Maragaret Kvamme's unique program shows off the organ as the ideal medium for this kind of music. Ms. Kvamme, first-prize winner of the 1993 Naples International Organ Festival Competition, has performed extensively throughout the Bay Area, in Michigan, New York, Arizona, and Ontario, Canada. She has appeared on the "Distinguished Women at the Console" Series in Akron, Ohio. Ms. Kvamme performed this recording on the Felgemaker Organ Opus 506 built in 1889, Holy Cross Church, Santa Cruz, California.
Contents:
Theodore Morrison, composer
The Gifts of the Spirit
Margaret Martin Kvamme, organ

Margaret Vardell Sandresky, composer
Introduction & Variations on Lift High the Cross
Margaret Martin Kvamme, organ

Emma Lou Diemer, composer
Puer Nobis from Seasonal Psalms
Margaret Martin Kvamme, organ

Felix Mendelssohn, composer
Sonata Opus 65, No. 6
Margaret Martin Kvamme, organ

J.S. Bach, composer
Passacaglia, BWV582
Margaret Martin Kvamme, organ

Pamela Decker, composer
Flutes for San Francisco, from Home Suite Home
Margaret Martin Kvamme, organ

Florence Beatrice Price, composer
Variations on a Folk Tune (Peter, Go Ring Dem Bells)
Margaret Martin Kvamme, organ

Review:
"...the tone is extraordinarily beautiful; warm yet clear, with an excellent blend of registers. [Margaret Martin Kvamme's] is intelligent and especially sensitive to the lyrical qualities of the music." (American Record Guide)
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