Ernst Bacon: Spirits & Places, Honoring American Personages and
Ernst Bacon: Trumpet Tune
John Cook: Fantasy on a
Scottish Hymn Tune, Martyrs
John Cook: Variations on Alles ist an
John Cook: Improvisation on Veni Creator Spiritus
Ruhl Metson plays the Bozeman-Gibson organ at St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, Brookline, Massachusetts, and the George Bozeman, Jr., & Co.
organ at The Eliot Church, Newton, Massachusetts.
Chicagoan Ernst Bacon (1898-1990) composed Spirits and Places as a
collection of twelve very approachable movements, none longer than than 3.5
minutes, which describe such famous American images as Plymouth Rock, a
Saluda River Baptism in South Carolina, a cabin during a Maine
rainstorm, and Rattlesnake Bar during the California Gold Rush.
Englishman John Cook (1918-1984) worked in the church and in the
theatre, relocating to Canada in 1954 as organist-choirmaster at St.
Paul's Cathedral, London, Ontario and musical director of the
Stratford, Ontario, Shakespeare Festival. He was organist-choirmaster
at Church of the Advent, Boston, Massachusetts, 1962-68.