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Velvet Revolution: Petr Eben’s complete solo works for organ

Velvet Revolution, the summation of a significant strand of my life’s research, performance and teaching, documents the solo organ music of Czech composer Petr Eben (1929-2007), and explores its importance as a vehicle of hope, faith and patriotism. This endeavor grows from decades of study, performance and teaching a still under-represented body of literature, all of which benefited from years of collaboration and study with Mr. Eben. 

Volume One, recordings 1-3:  issued October, 2022

The Complete Beethoven Edition, volume 32

Performed on the C.B. Fisk, Opus 135 organ, Auer Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Fünf Stücke für Flötenuhr, WoO 33
  • Fugue in D Major, WoO31
  • Grenadiermarsch für Flötenuhr F-Dur

Pas de Dieu: Music Sublime & Spirited

Works by: Franck, Vierne, Frank Ferko, Litaize, and Duruflé played on C.B. Fisk Op. 126 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Greenville, North Carolina.
Loft Recordings (2006)

The Complete Organ Works of Marcel Dupré, vol. 4. NAXOS

Includes the Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 7, Variations on “Adeste Fideles”, Le Vitrail de St. Ouen, Op. 65, Chorales, Op. 28, Nos. 7-12 and 42-47, Meditation, Paraphrase on Te Deum, Op. 43.
(1998)

The Dance of Heaven

Organ works of J. S. Bach played on the C. B. Fisk organ Opus 89 at First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina.
(1998)

Dances of Life . . . Dances of Death: An Eben Organ Anthology. Pro Organo

An Eben Organ Anthology played on the Casavant organ of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, Tennessee.
(1994)

Recordings

Collaborative

Greater Love. The English Choral and Organ Tradition

East Carolina University Chamber Singers
The Chamber Singers of East Carolina University School of Music, under the direction of Daniel Bara. With Janette Fishell playing the Perkins and Wells Memorial Organ, C.B. Fisk, Opus 126. Music includes Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb,” and Psalm Prelude, Set. 2, No. 3 by Herbert Howells.
(2007)

Love Bade me Welcome

Music from Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church Greenvi.
The choir of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Greenville, North Carolina. Janette Fishell, Director of Music/Organist, Colin Andrews, Accompanist.
Available exclusively from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
(2002)

Grande Organ Duets. Colin Andrews & Janette Fishell

Music of Camille Saint-Saens; Tchaikovsky; Glière; Holst; Ferko; Leighton; on the Harrison and Harrison organ of St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, England, 1995.

Compositions

Praise, My Soul: Three Joyful Hymn Arrangements

Organ – Intermediate
Composed by Janette Fishell, Trey Clegg, and Robert J. Powell. Recital Music, Offertories, Preludes, Postludes, Compilations. Christmas. MorningStar Music Publishers #10-772. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.10-772).

Item Number: MN.10-772

Commissioned by the Greater Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists for their 2013 Region IV convention, this volume contains”Toccata on Go, Tell It on the Mountain” by Trey Clegg,”Variations on Personent Hodie” by Robert J. Powell, and”Triptych on Lauda Anima” by Janette Fishell.

Praise, My Soul: Three Joyful Hymn Arrangements

Triptyque on Lauda Anima 

  • Lord, You Have Searched Me Out and Known Me
  • Matins Responsory – I Look From Afar
  • We Three Kings

Sacred Dance on “Holy Manna” 

This album of 12 compositions by 12 composers was prepared in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Association of Anglican Musicians, with support from a bequest from the estate of Bishop Chilton Powell and his wife Elizabeth. Some pieces are published for the first time, and a few are new editions of out of print material composed by individuals important during AAM’s history. Most of the works are relatively brief in duration and based on hymn tunes, and all will provide useful and distinctive voluntaries for worship.

Saint James Music Press

Selah Publishing Co.

Publications

Journal Articles (Referred)

  • Pedagogical and Performance Insights into Petr Eben’s Nedelní Hudba  
    The American Organist, in four parts: 
    • Part I: Moto Ostinato (2010)                
    • Part II Fantasia I (2011)
    • Part III:  Fantasia II (January, 2012)
    • Part IV: Finale (2012)
  • Dansen van leven en lich: De orgelmuziek van Petr Eben
    Orgelkunst. Vol. XXIII (2000): 5-36.
  • God’s Gesamtkunstwerk: Petr Eben’s Faust
    The Dvorak Society Occasional Publications, No. 2 (2000): 87-99.
  • Finding the Eye of the Storm
    Gregorian Institute of America Quarterly, in two parts: I (1996): 12-13 and II(1997): 14-15.
  • Face to Face with Two Russian Organists
    The American Organist, XXVI (1992): 73-74.
  • A Conversation With Petr Eben
    The American Organist, XXIX (1989): 54-55.
  • Old Symbols – New Language: An Examination of Olivier Messiaen’s Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité
    The Diapason, XII (1988): 12-15.
  • Petr Eben’s Faust for organ
    The Diapason, VII (1986): 14-16.

Journal Articles (Non-Referred)

  • Pedagogical and Performance Insights into Petr Eben’s Nedelní Hudba  
    The American Organist, in four parts: 
    • Part I: Moto Ostinato (2010)                
    • Part II Fantasia I (2011)
    • Part III:  Fantasia II (January, 2012)
    • Part IV: Finale (2012)
  • Dansen van leven en lich: De orgelmuziek van Petr Eben
    Orgelkunst. Vol. XXIII (2000): 5-36.
  • God’s Gesamtkunstwerk: Petr Eben’s Faust
    The Dvorak Society Occasional Publications, No. 2 (2000): 87-99.
  • Finding the Eye of the Storm
    Gregorian Institute of America Quarterly, in two parts: I (1996): 12-13 and II(1997): 14-15.
  • Face to Face with Two Russian Organists
    The American Organist, XXVI (1992): 73-74.
  • A Conversation With Petr Eben
    The American Organist, XXIX (1989): 54-55.
  • Old Symbols – New Language: An Examination of Olivier Messiaen’s Méditations sur le Mystère de la Sainte Trinité
    The Diapason, XII (1988): 12-15.
  • Petr Eben’s Faust for organ
    The Diapason, VII (1986): 14-16.

Books

But What Do I Do With My Feet?

The Pianist’s Guide to the Organ.
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996
This resource is a practical how-to guide for pianists who are called upon to play the organ. But What Do I Do with My Feet? will help facilitate the transition and help keyboard players lose their “intimidation” of the organ console.
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Organ Consultancies

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  • Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Georgia (Fall, 2022 – ongoing)