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Stan's Music Parlor--Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles

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Re: Stan's Music Parlor--Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles

PostWed Apr 12, 2023 4:22 pm

On May 12 at 7:30 pm, German concert organist, Rudolf Muller plays Hauptwerk organs!
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John Cook (1918-1984) Fanfare

Bernardo Storace (ca. 1637-1707) Balletto from Selva di varie compositioni

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Fantasia et Fuga g minor BWV 542

Jean Langlais (1907-1991) Chant de Paix (Song of peace) from Nine Pieces

Max Reger (1873-1916) Toccata und Fuge d minor / D major from Twelve Pieces op. 59

Denis Bédard (*1950) Cat Suite Prrrelude

Cats at Play



Zsolt Gárdonyi (*1946) Mozart Changes

JosephBonnet (1884-1944) Variations de Concert op. 1

Rudolf Müller (

Born in 1977 in Würzburg, Germany, Rudolf Müller started his musical education at the age of five, and organ lessons at the age of 13. Later he went on to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (University of Music and Performing Arts) in Frankfurt am Main under professors Gerd Wachowski (organ and improvisation), Tomasz Adam Nowak (improvisation), Martin Sander (organ), Winfried Toll (conducting choirs), Godehard Joppich (Gregorian chant) and Martin Lutz (conducting orchestra). He concluded his studies with Master's degrees in church music (2002), in musical performance (2003) and in organ solo performance (2007). He has also attended master classes on improvisation held by Thierry Escaich, Hans Gebhard, Wolfgang Seifen, Peter Planyavsky and others.

Rudolf Müller has won a number of prizes at international organ competitions, among them first prize and audience prize both at the International Bach Competition in Wiesbaden and the International Competition for organ improvisation in Schwäbisch Gmünd, and third prize at the International Organ Competition held by the Valentino Bucchi Foundation in Rome. He was also awarded a cultural prize by Bad Soden am Taunus (for organ concerts for children) and was given a scholarship by the Schlosskirche Bad Homburg (Bad Homburg Castle Church) board of trustees.

Mr. Müller took up the post of organist at Mariannhill Monastery Church in 1994. He has been a fulltime church musician at Mariannhill Monastery Church since 2005. He is Artistic Director of the international organ concert series there. In 2006, he started teaching organ and improvisation at Matthias Grünewald Grammar School in Würzburg. In 2014, he founded the Mariannhill Chamber Orchestra.

Concert work has taken Rudolf Muller to prestigious music festivals in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Israel and South Africa. CD recordings for Priory Records and Rondeau Production.



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Re: Stan's Music Parlor--Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles

PostThu Jun 22, 2023 5:35 pm

Stan's Music Parlor Organ Demonstration and Open Bench! (Music at 8 pm.)
Fri, Jul 14, 2023, 7:30 PM

Dr. Harris describes the organ's development from its original 1998 installation as a digital Johannus Sweelinck 30, to the addition of the BachMen/Rosales pipe organ and more than 150 Hauptwerk virtual pipe organs.

Music representing 16th through 21st century compositions and international styles displays the organ's vast tonal resources.

Following the organ's demonstration, audience keyboard musicians will be invited to play some favorite music on various combinations of the organ's digital, pipe and virtual instruments!

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Re: Stan's Music Parlor--Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles

PostMon Jul 10, 2023 3:35 pm

July 21: Dr. Scott Anderson plays Hauptwerk virtual pipe organs!
Facebook Live at 8:
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Dr. Anderson's career as organist focuses on sacred music. He has served congregations of various denominations for over forty years in Chicago, Colorado Springs, and Southern California.

Scott has experience as a recitalist in organ, piano, harpsichord, and voice. While enjoying making music on these instruments and singing, his first and favorite instrument remains the organ.

Scott holds a BM in church music from Concordia University Chicago, a MM in organ performance from Azusa Pacific University, and a DMA in organ performance from Claremont Graduate University. There he performed Messiaen’s organ cycle La Nativité du Seigneur and wrote his dissertation “La Nativité du Seigneur: The Apex of Style in the Early Organ Works of Olivier Messiaen.”

Dr. Anderson is in his 26th year as Organist and Music Director at First Lutheran Church in Monrovia, California, and in his fifth year as Organist and Choir Director at Glendora United Methodist Church in Glendora. He is a native Southern Californian.


Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, BWV 533 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Das Orgelbüchlein

O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß, BWV 622

O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig, BWV 618

Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627

Fugue in G Major, BuxWV 175 Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BuxWV 186

Toccata in C Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Toccata and Fugue in C

Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott

Toccata and Fugue in B-flat

Messe pour les Convents de Religieux et Religieuses François Couperin (1668-1733)

Grand Plein Jeu

Fugue sur le Trompette

Dialogue sur le Trompette et le Montre, Bourdon et Nazard

Cromorne sur le Taille

Dialogue sur le Grand Jeux

Suite du Premier Ton Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749)

Grand Plein Jeu


Basse et Dessus de Trompette ou de Cornet separé, en dialogue

Dialogue sur les Grands Jeux



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Re: Stan's Music Parlor--Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles

PostSun Jul 16, 2023 2:36 pm

July 28, 2023 at 7:30 pm:

Justin Senneff plays the Trost and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Skinner virtual organs!

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Justin Bryan Senneff (B. 1994) is an Organist and Vocalist who has been active in Church Music Ministry for 12 years. He is presently a student at Cal State University, Fullerton (B.A Liberal Arts, Music) and graduates in Spring of 2024. He also graduated from Citrus College in 2019 with an Associates in Music. Justin has played for several prestigious Churches across the West coast from San Francisco to San Diego. He currently serves as the Principal Organist and Choir Director at St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Temple City, assistant Organist at St. Therese Catholic Church in Alhambra and first assistant Organist and Arts Liaison at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Pasadena. Mr. Senneff is also a member of the American Guild of Organists and serves on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. He has studied under Neil Stipp, Esther Jones and present studies under Lynette Ball McGee.


1730 Tobias Heinrich Gottfried Trost: Evangelische Lutherische Stadtkirche, Waltershausen, Thüringen, Germany ... ried-trost

Toccata in E minor Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

Suite for a Musical Clock George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)PreludeAirA Voluntary on a Flight of Angels
Sonata for Bells

Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 549 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

1928 E.M. Skinner: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Chicago, Illinois ... m-skinner/

Elevation in F major Opus 30. No. 1 Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Symphony No. 9 Opus 59, II “Largo” Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)

Hymn Break: “Bringing in the Sheeves” Knowles Shaw

Choral Improvisation Op. 65 Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Nun Dankt alle Gott

Organ Book Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
Pastoral Song

Exultate Daniel Gawthrop (b. 1949)



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Re: Stan's Music Parlor--Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles

PostWed Aug 30, 2023 5:10 pm

Ethan Haman plays French Classic, Dutch Neobaroque and French Romantic virtual pipe organs! Facebook Live at 8 at Stan's Music Parlor.


Grand Dialogue by Louis Marchand (1669-1732)

Messe pour les paroisses by François Couperin (1668-1733)

XVIII. Benedictus/Élévation - Cromorne en taille

Præludium et Fuga in C by Georg Böhm (1661-1733)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) arr. Harvey Grace (1874-1944)

Choral no. 3 by César Franck (1822-1890)

All Hallows Voluntary by Angela Kraft Cross (b. 1958)

Improvisation on themes given by the audience, by Ethan Haman (b. 1997)


Ethan Haman from Fremont, California is passionate about musical creativity through performance, improvisation, and composition at the organ, both independently and in collaboration with ensembles. He currently works as Staff Accompanist for the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, providing organ and piano accompaniment for rehearsals and performances of the Yale Camerata, Schola Cantorum, Repertory Chorus, and Recital Chorus as well as for graduate conducting and voice lessons. He is also Staff Accompanist for the Greater New Haven Community Chorus, Director of Music for the Episcopal Church at Yale, and Organist/Associate Director of Music at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT.

Ethan was a finalist in the American Guild of Organist's National Competition in Organ Improvisation, winning the Third Prize and Audience Prize during the 2022 National Convention in Seattle. He performs throughout the United States and internationally both as a recitalist and in collaboration with various ensembles, and his performances often feature extensive improvisations. He has performed and recorded in 23 states and 10 countries, including such notable venues as Davies Symphony Hall and the Cathedral of St. Mary in San Francisco, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Trinity Church and Harvard University's Adolphus Busch Hall in Boston, Notre Dame d'Auteuil in Paris, and the Grote Kerk of St. Bavo in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Ethan graduated from Yale University with MM and MMA degrees in Organ Performance in May 2022, studying organ with Jon Laukvik, Craig Cramer, and Martin Jean, as well as improvisation with Jeffrey Brillhart. In 2019, he graduated from USC with a BM degree in Composition and Organ Performance, studying with Daniel Temkin, Sean Friar, Donald Crockett, Andrew Norman, Morten Lauridsen, and Cherry Rhodes. Previously, he studied with concert organist and composer Angela Kraft Cross. He has gone on several study trips to Paris and Lyon sponsored by USC, the San Francisco Peninsula Organ Academy, and The Presser Foundation's Undergraduate Scholar Award for immersion into the French organ tradition on historic instruments including those of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Church of Saint-Sulpice in Paris, with extensive study under internationally renowned improvisers Sophie-Véronique Cauchefer-Choplin and Frédéric Blanc.

In addition to his performance activities, Ethan teaches improvisation privately and through workshops for universities as well as local chapters of the AGO, and most recently for the Church Music Institute in Dallas, TX. He is regularly commissioned to compose new choral and keyboard music. Notable recent commissions include the AGO for their 2019 Regional Convention in Orange County and Singing City Choir in collaboration with 2020-2021 Philadelphia youth poet laureate Cydney Brown. His compositions can be found at Ethan also enjoys recording videos for his YouTube channel as well as studying foreign languages; he currently speaks English, French, Spanish, European Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, and is currently learning German and Korean.

Ethan’s professional website will be launching soon. Please visit in a few months, or follow @Ethan.Haman.Music today on Facebook or Instagram to see concert, recording, and composition announcements!



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Re: Stan's Music Parlor--Hauptwerk Recitals in Los Angeles

PostTue Sep 12, 2023 1:08 pm

Sep 29, 2023
Nicholas Galinaitis plays Hauptwerk virtual pipe organs!
Live stream at 8:


Prelude and Fugue in D Major BWV 532– J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)

Fountain Reverie – P. Fletcher (1879 - 1932)

Prelude in C-Sharp Minor – S. Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
Prelude in G-Sharp Minor Op. 32 No. 12

Toccata in D Minor Op. 59. No. 5 – M. Reger (1873 – 1914)
Fugue in D Minor Op. 59 No. 6

Toccata in D Minor - S. Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Carillon de Westminster Op. 54 No. 6 – L. Vierne (1870 - 1932)


Nicholas Galinaitis is a dynamic and upcoming concert pianist who has been living in Los Angeles since 2019. He has been trained by Dr. David Kreider in Westminster, MD and Leticia Gomez-Tagle, in Vienna, Austria. He has performed for various venues such as the Los Angeles Breakfast Club in Los Angeles, Art For Hearts’ Sake Concert Series in Baltimore, as well as various small local venues for performances that were warmly received by the community. He specializes in the Romantic Repertoire of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt, and dazzles audiences with his own compositions and renditions on famous themes from music, “Now Thank We All Our God,” and the Paganini Caprice No. 13.

In addition to being a successful recitalist, he has also been the music director of music programs in churches in Westminster, Maryland, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania and La Crescenta, California, where he has served as both organist and choir director. He has studied organ with Ted Dix and Samuel Springer through the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.

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