Inspired by the MastersImprovisations from Octave Hall
Recorded in Octave Hall, Allen Organ, Macungie
Inspired by the Masters features organist Luke Mayernik, a master of the art of improvisation, performing on a Quantum™ Q465C in Octave Hall, Macungie, Pennsylvania. The improvisations are combined with famous pieces of artwork.
A native of Monessen, Pennsylvania, Mr. Mayernik currently serves as Cathedral and Diocesan Organist at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Wheeling, West Virginia. He won first place in the National Competition in Organ Improvisation sponsored by the American Guild of Organists at the 2004 AGO National Convention. Also that year he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his internationally-acclaimed composition entitled In Memoriam: A Requiem for Mister Rogers, commissioned by Maggie Stewart, a cast member of the Mister Rogers show. In July, 2008, Luke took first place in the International Organ Improvisation Competition hosted by the Royal Canadian College of Organists.
- Selections Recorded:
- Lift High the Cross
- At the Lamb's High Feast
- The God of Abraham Praise
- Dance of Joy
- What Wondrous Love Is This?
- Simple Gifts
- Homage a Couperin
- Improvisation in Classic Style
- Homage a Cocherau