Wayne Fisher, Organist

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Seth Bingham: Roulade, Six Pieces, Op. 9, No. 3 (1923)

twaltonbaker - Wayne Fisher plays Seth Bingham: Roulade (Six Pieces, Op. 9, No. 3)

Seth Bingham, 1882-1972, was a student of Horatio W. Parker, Vincent D'Indy, Charles-Marie Widor, and Alexander Guilmant. He served as the organist of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City from 1913 to 1951. He taught at Yale from 1908 to 1919, at Columbia University until he retired in 1954, and at the Union Theological Seminary, where he taught Advanced Composition.

Roulade is dedicated to David McK. Williams. A kind of duple-meter scherzo punctuated by fanfares, with a lyrical middle section, it is certainly one of Seth Bingham's most popular and most often programmed works.

This is one of the numbers on a recital that Wayne Fisher played at St. Thomas Church in New York City on June 8, 1975. The organ is Aeolian-Skinner Op. 205-A, also identified in the Pipe Organ Database (Organ Historical Society) as Gilbert F. Adams (1969), its sound made famous by Marcel Dupré in his recordings of Widor and Franck and his own music.

Wayne Fisher (1910-1985) taught organ for many years at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, and served as chairman of the organ department.