Wayne Fisher, Organist

Wayne Fisher was born in Ohio and received his musical training at the College of Music of Cincinnati. He studied organ with Lillian Arkell Rixford, Albert Riemenschneider, and Marcel Dupré. He served for four years in the American Armed Forces during World War II, after which he returned to Cincinnati to become organist at the Seventh Presbyterian Church and at the Rockdale Temple.

Fisher taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, and served as Chairman of the Organ Department. Todd Wilson, Robert Delcamp, Terry Madeira, and John Weissrock were among his students. He passed away in January 1985 at the age of 75.

These three selections were recorded at Saint Paul's Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1973. The instrument was originally built by E. & G.G. Hook & Hastings in 1884 as Op. 1197 (OHS Database ID 16018), was rebuilt 1915 by Wangerin-Weickhardt, and again in 1953 by La Marche (OHS Database ID 54101), and was modified by Jerroll Adams in 1972 (OHS Database ID 50828).

John Stanley: A Fancy (1.)

John Stanley: A Fancy (2.)

Johannes Brahms: Chorale Prelude on “O Welt ich muss dich lassen” (Op. 122, no. 11)