DIALOGUESAmerican Music for Flute and Organ
Rayner Brown, Charles Callahan, Emma Lou Diemer, Libby Larsen, Frances Thompson McKay, Gerald Near, Harald Rohlig, Dean Roush, John Weaver
LINDA MARIANIELLO, flute
Keith Reas, Schantz Organ (1941; 1985)
Powell Flute, No.151 (1930)
"The performers make a fine team. They achieve flawless ensemble and perfect balance, in which both the similarities and contrasts between the two instruments are evident. Linda Marianiello ...plays with a full-bodied and colorful tone, liquid, yet articulate. Keith Reas['s]...playing is rhythmic, controlled, and sensitive. The registrations are always appropriate, achieving the proper balance as well as variety of color and dynamic. All of these works are worthy candidates for your "organ plus" list, and these are exemplary performances."
The American Organist [September 2004]
PROGRAM NOTESThe Marianiello-Reas Duo (Linda Marianiello, flutist, and Keith Reas, organist) has been performing together as a duo since 1994. They have premiered new works and performed on important concert series throughout the United States, including the Yale School of Music Artist Series (New Haven), the St. Andrew Music Society (New York), Music at St. Mark’s Capitol Hill (Washington), the Millennial Frobenius Concert Series (Saratoga Springs) and the Augustana Artist Series (Denver). The nine pieces on this disc, all by contemporary Americans, each showcase the special timbral qualities of the modern pipe organ and flute. Most of the featured composers write in a contemporary but firmly tonal style, wonderfully enhanced by the spacious acoustic of the Augustana Lutheran Church.
The organ is a 4-manual, 63-rank instrument built by the Schantz Organ Company in 1941 and enlarged in 1985.
Suite in Classical Style
Pastorale for Flute and Organ
Sonata for Flute and Organ
Frances Thompson McKay
Variations on "Es kommt ein Schiff, geladen"
The Dove Descending; Caritas (Love)
Emma Lou Diemer
Aria and Scherzo
Fantasy on "Slane"
Dialogues for Flute and Organ