Item 2006-26 - S. Alec Gordon Organ Presentation & Recital

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CA ON00156 2006-26

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S. Alec Gordon Organ Presentation & Recital

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  • 1 June 1980 (Creation)

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2 audio CDs

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(1905-1989)

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Stanley Alec Gordon was born in England in 1905, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fred Gordon. The family moved to Canada in 1912. Alec was a teacher at the Ontario School for the Deaf in Belleville and was the organist for Bridge Street United Church. He died on January 16, 1989.

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Donated by Doug Knutson in June 2005.

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25th anniversary re-recording of a recital by S. Alec Gordon held at the Victoria Avenue Baptist Church in Belleville, Ontario, on 1 June 1980. Original recording by David Long. Re-recorded by Doug Knutson.
Track listing:

  1. Opening & Humn - "Praise to the Lord! The Almighty"
  2. Scripture - Psalm 103: v1-22
  3. Presentation of Organ by Alec Gordon
  4. Reception of Organ - Bill Hales, Mrs. MacFarland, Rev. MacFarland & Congregation
  5. "Lamentation" - Guilmant
  6. "Prelude & Fugue" - Back
  7. "Mortify Us by Thy Grace" - Back
  8. Demonstration of Organ Functions
  9. "Now Thank We All Our God" - Zwart
  10. "Nam Danket Alle Gott" - Zwart
  11. "The Swan" - Saint-Saens
  12. "The Flight of the Bumblebee"
  13. "The Temptation" - Malling
  14. "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
  15. Hymn - "Praise My Soul, The King of Heaven" and Benediction

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